Australian Volunteers International Vacancy: Contract Management Specialist - Honiara, Solomon Islands

Australian Volunteers International Vacancy: Contract Management Specialist - Honiara, Solomon Islands
Contract Management Specialist –
Ministry of Health & Medical Services
Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Share your expertise in Public Procurement and Contract Management
  • $120,000 p.a. plus benefits. 1 year contract
Successful PACTAM deployees share the ethos of Australian Volunteers International.
You will be committed to making a difference within a cross-cultural environment, with a clear mandate to contribute to the achievement of quality health services through the National Health Strategic Plan for the people of the Solomon Islands – a Pacific Island nation with a population of approximately 500,000 people.

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Planning, and working alongside the Procurement and Infrastructure Unit Managers, key objectives of this stimulating role are: to support the Procurement Unit in the Ministry to manage central infrastructure project procurement  functions; support the infrastructure unit to manage contracts and implement infrastructure projects; assist, mentor and build capacity of staff, and, support the establishment of an in-sourced construction management firm within the Ministry of Health & Medical Services.

To take your interest further, please call with any queries.  We will ask you to tell us about your:
  • Extensive experience in public infrastructure procurement and contract management.
  • Experience in drafting bills of quantities, terms of reference and working with technical drawings and architectural designs and specifications.
  • Knowledge of procurement and infrastructure standards and regulations, preferably in a developing country.
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively in a team to achieve organisational priorities and build institutional and individual capacity in a cross cultural setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain constructive and effective relationships
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related discipline.
This position is part of the Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism (PACTAM), which places highly-skilled deployees in the Pacific to assist local employers to meet their human resource need and contribute to building capacity in the workplace. The allowances include AUD$120,000 p.a., relocation and accommodation allowances, airfares and insurance.

For more information
Visit HERE for a detailed assignment description and complete selection criteria. Note the link to the Assignment Description located at the top of the advertisement for this position: Position Description -10533009  For more information contact: Ann Ray on +61 3 9279 1707 or

Applications are preferred on-line and should include a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria, showing how your achievements and experience match. If necessary, you may email your application documents directly to: quoting Ref-10533009 in the subject line.

Applications close: Sunday 22 June 2014

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