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The Solomon Islands Agriculture and Rural Transformation (SIART) project is funded by the World Bank under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL).
The World Bank finances the program through loans and grants respectively.
The objective of SIART is to increase agricultural production and improve market access in selected value chains in three project provinces (Guadalcanal, Malaita, and Makira/Ulawa).
The SIART Project is structured with four components as described below:
Component 1: Agribusiness and Infrastructure Investments
Component 2: Institutional Capacity Development
Component 3: Project Management
Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response Component
A Project Management Unit (PMU) is being established within MAL.
The PMU will be responsible for the implementation of the Project, as well as other services and support to the Ministry.
The PMU will include resources to deliver SIART services activities, including work planning, reporting, budgeting, and financial management, procurement, monitoring and evaluation, safeguards, capacity building, and communication.
The PMU will provide progress reports and financial reporting in accordance with both the Solomon Islands Government and World Bank requirements.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the Project and is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced candidates for the position of:
The above position will be directly working under this project overseen by the Project Steering Committee, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.
This is a new project that will be implemented by MAL, and it is crucial that this position is filled by a qualified person at the start of the project rollout.
The Project Engineer will report to the Permanent Secretary of MAL and the Project Manager at PMU.
The Civil Engineer is responsible for the implementation of the Project’s Infrastructure Investment Plan and in accordance with the project’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF).
Please contact the SIART Communications Officer, Mr.Oligao Niniu, by phone at Tel: 20003 or via email at NOligao@mal.gov.sb for the TOR for the position.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in agriculture, rural development, management, business administration or any other relevant field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, climate change, etc).
At least 4 years proven experience in a management position with similar responsibilities.
Must be familiar with Microsoft office suite – MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, etc.
Fluent in English, excellent writing skills, and ability to prepare clear, concise reports.
At least 4 years of operational/implementation experience with projects funded by international donors (WB, ADB, EU, DFAT, etc).
Demonstrated ability to meet set deadlines, deliver outputs/results and identify/rectify implementation problems at their early stage.
Excellent understanding of Government procedures and processes, and ability to work with a range of agencies at national, provincial and local level.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Ability to make clear, structured presentations to a broad range of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work in a challenging environment and proactively lead a team as well as being a team player.
Good knowledge of Solomon Islands agriculture/rural areas will be an advantage.
Be willing to and able to travel to project areas as work requires.
A copy of the Terms of Reference for the position is available and can be obtained from the Project Office at the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Services, 2nd Floor, SIPEU Building, Town Ground.
Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Two Reference letter- referees
Certified copies of your latest qualification
Send your applications addressed to:
Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Services,
P O Box G13,
Hand delivers to: SIART Project Office,
2nd Floor, SIPEU Building, Town Ground, Honiara or send by email to NOligao@mal.gov.sb
Closing Date: Tuesday 7th November 2023 @4:30pm
For all queries about the application process or the position/s please contact:
Name: Oligao Niniu
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