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Health Infrastructure Adviser - Solomon Islands


Employer: Scope Global
Work Type/s: Full Time, Contract
Classification/s: International Aid & Development, Project Management, Trades & Services
Sector/s: Federal Government
Location: International

Job posted on: 11 January, 2017.
Applications close: 29 January, 2017.

  • Health Infrastructure Adviser – Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) – Solomon Islands
  • Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism 2 (PACTAM2)
  • Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) – C3
  • 12 month role
  • Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands

The role:

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is responsible for delivering health care throughout the Solomon Islands, functioning infrastructure is key to the effective provision of public, primary and curative health services. The MHMS requires an Adviser to improve infrastructure project implementation and support health infrastructure projects. You will be accountable to, and managed by the Under Secretary Admin and Finance.

This role is expected to commence in April 2017 for a period of 12 months.

Key objectives:

  • Work with MHMS to improve its ability to deliver health infrastructure projects through implementation of the MHMS Annual Works Program, including the 476 development budget
  • Build the capacity of the MHMS Infrastructure and Asset Unit to effectively manage the MHMS’s Works Program infrastructure projects and contracts, including planning, budgeting, payment processing, project supervision and contract administration systems and processes
  • Strengthen MHMS Procurement Unit capacity to reform infrastructure procurement processes
  • Ensure planning, design, construction and maintenance of MHMS infrastructure projects is consistent with MHMS Role Delineation Policy requirements
  • Ensure that contracted architectural and project management services are well managed, effective and provide value for money

Selection criteria:

  • Degree or post graduate qualifications in Engineering, Architecture or Project Management
  • Previous experience building institutional and individual capacity in infrastructure project and asset management, preferably in a developing country context
  • Experience overseeing the successful implementation of capital works programs
  • High level interpersonal, leadership, representation and communication skills
  • Commitment to team work, coaching and mentoring other people

The benefits:

  • Remuneration in line with the ARF - C3
  • Mobility allowance
  • Flights, medicals, and insurance
  • Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring and support

Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future

Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.

The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs. If you are interested in other PACTAM2 opportunities and would like to receive updates, please register your interest.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs. 

Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit http://www.scopeglobal.com/pactam2/

Applications close midnight ACST Sunday 29th January. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment: PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com, using the subject line: Health Infrastructure Adviser – Solomon Islands enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  TOR - Health Infrastructure Adviser.pdf
 Information for Applicants.pdf