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Program Activity Manager - Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program - Honiara

Cardno Emerging Markets

The Program

The Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) is a flagship 10-year infrastructure program funded by the Australian Government. The program intends to improve the quality and accessibility of economic infrastructure across the provinces, delivering outcomes that contribute to broad-based, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It will focus on areas such as transport (land, sea and air), ICT, electricity, water and sanitation, and infrastructure that supports rural development. The Program is being implemented by Cardno on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Program Activity Manager will be responsible for the SIIP activity management process, coordination of activity reporting, support for Program reporting and managing the secretariat support to the SIIP Steering Committee.

Specifically, the Program Activity Manager will:

  • Coordinate the assessment of proposed activities using the SIIP Investment Framework and prepare assessment report for consideration by SIIP Technical Leads and SIIP Steering Committee.
  • Coordinate the preparation of SIIP activity approval documentation (Activity Concept Notes (ACNs) and Scoping Activities (SAs) – ensuring that all SIIP safeguards, M&E and technical strategies and policies are addressed.
  • Manage the ACN register to track progress on the delivery of the ACN, including activity deliverables and resources.
  • Support the management of sub-contractors engaged to provide services relating to SIIP activities.
  • Assist with the updating of program activity budgets and expenditure in the SIIP Lifetime Budget.
  • Work with the MIS Specialist on the rollout of the SIIP MEL Management Information System and ensuring relevant areas of the SIIP MIS and PM-Master are kept up to date for project management and reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate the preparation of SIIP deliverables as agreed with Team Leader and PMP Lead, including overall program reporting.
  • Assist with the ongoing management of Program resources including preparation of Terms of Reference for SIIP personnel, support management in performance appraisals, drafting of advertisements, and ensure PM-Master is updated.

For further information, please copy and paste this link to access the terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria: https://bit.ly/3mOrzx9

About You

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on a donor funded or development program within Asia-Pacific region.
  • Experience in managing project lifecycles including risk management, monitoring and evaluation, contract management, finance, budgeting and reporting.
  • Outstanding professional communication skills and demonstrated experience working effectively across cultures and remotely with a diversity of stakeholders at senior levels.
  • Ability to multi-task, tolerate ambiguity, problem solve effectively and have an appreciation for cultural, political and organisation complexity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications including international development, project management.

Location and travel requirements

The position will be based in Honiara and may require some travel to provinces

How to Apply?

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Please click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application our application must include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and up to date CV.


For any questions about the position, please contact recruitment@siip.com.sb using the subject line: Program Activity Manager - Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program - Honiara 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 safer working culture.
Cardno is Equal Opportunity Employer

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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

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