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Procurement and Contracts 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 Adviser’s priority is to oversee the timely, compliant and efficient expenditure of Australian HSSP3 funding while providing guidance on MHMS SIG funded procurements and building the capacity of the MHMS Procurement Unit. To enable this the Adviser needs to work closely and collaboratively with the major stakeholders working on Public Financial Management in the health sector, including relevant MOFT staff and Technical Advisers, World Bank Technical Finance Advisers and the contractor accountants performing ex ante compliance checks and supporting procurement capacity in Provincial Health Divisions and the MHMS.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Corporate and HSSP3 Head of Program, the Adviser will play an important role in mitigating fiduciary and procurement risk for HSSP3 funding and provides guidance on SIG funded procurement.

The adviser will also:

  • Assist MHMS with ensuring compliance with SIG and DFAT policies and processes for procurements using HSSP3 funding.
  • Provide guidance to the MHMS Procurement Unit on SIG funded MHMS procurements on a case-by-case basis.
  • Work with the MHMS Procurement Unit to ensure that procurement planning is integrated into the MHMS annual planning and budget process and strengthen regular reporting on the status of the Annual Procurement Plan.
  • Provide support to develop and implement further MHMS strategies
  • Assist MHMS to establish further Preferred Supplier Arrangements
  • Support procurement activities in MHMS, including:
    • priority COVID-19 response related procurement.
    • Procurement Unit contribution to the operationalisation of the MHMS asset management system:
    • Support and strengthen Ministerial Tender Board (MTB) Secretariat functions, provide regular reporting and act as DFAT Observer for any DFAT funded procurement.

For further information, please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria: https://www.cddid.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Procurement-and-Contract-Management-Adviser-ToR_Final-020622.pdf

About you

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Project Management or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in implementation and management of procurement processes and systems at a senior level (preferably in a public sector environment);
  • Proven problem solving and risk management skills, with strong judgement on how and when to engage on sensitive matters in the procurement field.
  • Demonstrated success in sustainable individual and organisational capacity development, particularly the ability to effectively share knowledge, mentor and coach people, and to motivate a team to achieve shared goals.
  • Resilience, flexibility, team player 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.
  • Work flexibly and provide coverage to other programs/SIG teams as reasonably required by the Team Leader.
  • Understanding of the importance of cross-cutting development issues role in procurement including gender equality, 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 team. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application online.
 Your application MUST include the following:

Any queries can be directed to recruitment@asirf.com.sb using the subject line: Procurement and Contracts 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 ID 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 ID, 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer

Cardno ID encourages women to apply. Cardno ID 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 staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.
Australia’s Solomon Island Resource Facility is funded by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno International Development.

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