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Financial Management Adviser - Solomon Islands

Cardno Emerging Markets

Australian Aid to Solomon Islands 

Australia has an enduring interest in a stable Solomon Islands, underpinned by economic growth and viable institutions. Australia is partnering with Solomon Islands to implement its National Development Strategy (2016–2035)as well as respond to COVID-19, as set out in Australia’s Solomon Islands COVID- Development Response Plan. Australian Aid to the Solomon Islands will focus on:

  • health security
  • stability
  • economic recovery.

The role

The Financial Management Adviser will work alongside the MHMS Finance team to ensure adequate safeguards around the planning and expenditure of Australian and other donor funding in the MHMS. The Adviser will coach and develop the MHMS team’s capacity to manage financial processes and fiduciary risks, through verifying compliance with the relevant legislation and regulations of Solomon Islands (including the Public Financial Management Act 2013, and related financial circulars) as well as the DFA and HSSP guidelines.

The adviser will also:

Under the direction of the MHMS Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services (DSCS) and in collaboration with the MHMS Financial Controller, the Adviser will prioritise Work Plan activities from the following tasks:

  • Undertake the ex-ante control process in relation to all proposed payments using Australian funds.
  • Support and build the capacity of the MHMS Finance Unit to undertake the functions required of it in support of strengthened MHMS financial management, including strengthening the budget planning process for the ministry.
  • Support the MHMS Finance Unit with operation of the SIG FMIS and routine provision of meaningful financial reports for MHMS Divisional Heads and senior management.
  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships between MOFT, the Accountant General’s and Auditor General’s offices, MHMS Internal Audit Unit, MHMS Procurement Unit, MHMS Provincial Health Service Divisions and the MHMS Finance Unit.
  • Liaise with the Head of Program to work flexibly and provide coverage to other programs/SIG teams as reasonably required.
  • Liaise with the Head of Program, to identify relevant ways to ensure that the principles of gender equality and disability inclusion are understood and reflected appropriately in the adviser’s work with the MHMS Finance Unit. 

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About you  

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualification and Professional Membership (such as Chartered Accountant or Certified Practicing Accountant) relating to public financial administration and/or accounting.
  • Extensive experience in financial management with applied knowledge of effective processes of internal control, and the broader procurement compliance/audit function, preferably in the health sector
  • Proven success in individual and organisational capacity development and sustainability of efforts, particularly the demonstrated ability to effectively share knowledge, mentor and coach people.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build effective relationships, influence change and manage the expectations of multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Resilience, self-reliance and professional integrity, including the ability to maintain a constructive approach to work and interpersonal dealings, particularly during times of pressure and on sensitive issues.
  • Understanding of the importance of cross-cutting development issues, such as gender, anti-corruption and disability.

Location and travel requirements

Position will be based in Honiara. Eventual easing of COVID19 restrictions is currently underway with full opening of Solomon Island’s International border on July 1st, 2022.

How to apply  

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno international development  team. Click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online.

*Your application MUST include the following:

  • Your CV; and
  • Completed application form in lieu of a cover letter. Please click here to access the application form.

Any queries can be directed to recruitment@sirf.com.sb, using the subject line: Financial Management Adviser - Solomon Islands enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Australia’s Solomon Islands Resource Facility

ASIRF works across the Australian bilateral aid program, as well as provides support to the Australian High Commission administrations in Honiara. The in-country ASIRF Management Support Unit (MSU) operates in a complex and evolving context, providing operational services to enable DFAT to meet its goals and objectives in Solomon Islands. The range of support includes, but is not limited to:

  • procurement and contract management of technical assistance in Solomon Islands and remotely, and support to performance management across all sector programs (including justice, governance, economic growth, health, education, gender)
  • provision of support services (including logistics and security management) for Australian Government’s deployees and technical advisers
  • strategic advice, management and reporting, including program management (education), infrastructure technical management, monitoring and evaluation, strategic communications financial management and grant management.

The Health Sector Support Program is supported by ASIRF, and the successful candidate will be recruited through ASIRF. 

About Cardno International Development

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Why join Cardno International Development?  

Cardno International Development offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining Cardno International Development , you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

Cardno International Development is Equal Opportunity Employer

Cardno International Development encourages women to apply. Cardno International Development recognises the moral and legal responsibility to provide an equal opportunity workplace by ensuring that all recruitment and selection decisions are based on the best qualified and experienced candidate who can perform the genuine inherent requirements of the position.

Cardno International Development  is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach, you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno International Development staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

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