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Operations Manager - Remote / Solomon Islands

Cardno Emerging Markets

The Program

The Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) is an Australian partnership with the Solomon Islands Government, which aims to improve the quality, accessibility, sustainability and inclusivity of economic infrastructure in the Solomon Islands. Cardno will implement the Program on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Role

The Operations Manager will manage the program services function within SIIP. They will be responsible for the delivery of efficient, cost-effective and streamlined management and operational services to support end-of-program outcomes. In turn, they will advise on all aspects of program operations, providing recommendations on how best to align processes with evolving program requirements.

Specifically, the Operations Manager will:

  • Lead and manage the program services function and manage the Finance and Office Manager.
  • Lead the development and implementation of operational program documents, plans and procedures, and ensure sound financial management and support to DFAT and SIIP, administration and logistics support for the SIIP program.
  • Oversee health and safety, security and employee-care strategies, procedures and protocols.
  • Support development of the Risk Management Plans and procedures.
  • Contribute to the Program's annual planning and budgeting processes.
  • Support regular independent technical, financial and operational audits of the Program.
  • Ensure that operational activities align with and contribute towards the SIIP guiding principles, outcomes as defined in the SIIP Annual Implementation Plan, MEL Plan, and other SIIP planning documents.
  • Support annual baseline analysis of the infrastructure sector in Solomon Islands.
  • Support the delivery of training and development programs.
  • Collaborate with the SIIP Policy and technical assistance team to support effective policy engagement with Solomon Islands Government and program linkages with professional bodies, industry associations, Australian, regional and Solomon Islands training providers.
  • Support the delivery of a functioning and accessible repository of knowledge and learning on infrastructure for project stakeholders.

For further information, please copy and paste this link to access the terms of reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria: https://www.cardno.com/media/8091/tor_siip-operations-manager-210823.pdf

About You

  • A degree in a relevant field and 8 years' management experience in operations, procurement and/or partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing systems for logistic, procurement, contract management, HR and adviser, financial and office management.
  • Experienced using web-based management systems.
  • Experienced supporting multidisciplinary teams, ideally in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Ability to adhere to the requirements of working on a donor funded program, including compliance to donor procedures, policies and code of conduct.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain productive working relationships.

Location and travel requirements

The position will be based in Honiara, with possible provincial travel required.

How to Apply

We welcome your interest in joining the SIIP team. Please click Apply Now to apply and submit your application.

  • Please note this contract role is unaccompanied until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once Cardno determine that it is safe, accompanied deployments will be considered on a case by case basis in accordance with our occupational immunisation policy and any requirements of Solomon Islands Government.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications must be submitted by the advertised close date.

Your application must include the following:

For any questions about the position, please contact recruitment@siip.com.sb using the subject line: Operations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Cardno

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.

Cardno is committed to safety and the prevention of sexual abuse and harassment, 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 staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Cardno is Equal Opportunity Employer

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities to apply.

Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program is supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno.

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