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We’re affecting real climate-change impact for children in the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Knowledge-Action-Sustainability for Resilient Villages (SOLKAS) Project is one of the largest locally led adaptation projects globally, and one of the first with a strong focus on the education sector. Largely funded under the Green Climate Fund (GCF), it has been designed to reduce children, youth and communities’ exposure to climate hazards and build sustainable, resilient communities and livelihoods in the context of climate change.

Working with communities across six provinces, the project will strengthen resilience to climate change impacts by strengthening the capacities of national, subnational, and local governments, communities, and schools to understand, adapt, plan and implement responses to climate crises.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. Save the Children has been working in the Solomon Islands since 1986, focusing on education, health, child protection and disaster preparedness. We work at community, provincial and national levels to strive for the attainment of the rights of children and young people.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, 6-year term position, based in Honiara, you will overseeing the technical supervision of the SOLKAS project implementation, as well as manage through to project completion. A critical appointment for the SOLKAS project, you will provide day-to-day technical support and coordination between government ministries and departments at national, provincial and Ward level, ensuring project plans are implemented in line with agreed timeframes and terms.

You will make an impact by:

Leading high quality, results orientated and compliant planning, implementation, and reporting, Providing strong leadership, guidance, and supervision of the PMU staff, Utilising strong stakeholder management skills to be the conduit between the project and the Solomon Islands Government, SCSI, SCA and other key partners, Providing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) oversight for the project, and Ensuring all project reporting and documentation meet donor quality standards and requirements are submitted on-time to the various project stakeholders.

Does this sound like you?

…A skilful relationship management, you have extensive experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and partners. You’re familiar with the nuances of the Pacific region and understand the context and necessary working styles to engage and deliver appropriately. Importantly, you’re driven to bring real impact within climate-change and have the necessary depth of Project Management skills and experience to ensure the SOLKAS project delivers on its objectives, within agreed terms and timeframes.

This role requires:

Previous experience at a senior level, such as Team Leader, Chief of Party or similar. for a multilateral funded program, Proven project management skills, including successfully delivering large-scale complex projects from initiation to completion, Demonstrated strategic planning skills, including strong time management, administrative and organisational skills, and Proven experience operating within a complex environment and dealing with sometimes competing priorities and ambiguity.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

Internal employment and development opportunities Friendly and flexible work environment Child friendly work environment Competitive remuneration

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking one of the buttons below.

Applications close Midnight (AEST) on 11th July 2023.

Please view the detailed Position Description here. We encourage applicants to visit the GCF website to find more information about the SOLKAS Project.

As the conduit to the Green Climate Fund funding, Save the Children is supporting the recruitment of staff for the SOLKAS Project on behalf of the Solomon Islands government. Save the Children is a child-safe organization and all personal on its programs are required to undergo a Police Clearance, verbal reference checks and accept our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding. In the case funding is not approved, candidates will be promptly advised as soon as possible after July 12th.

The SOLKAS Project is dedicated to ensuring a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our recruitment processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Job Location
Honiara, Vanuatu

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