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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) with co-finance from the governments of Australia and New Zealand, 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, plan for and implement responses to the climate crisis.

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 lead the financial management and oversight of the project, working closely with a range of finance personnel associated with the SOLKAS project. A key participant in the project, we hope to attract a Solomon Islands National with invaluable local knowledge to support the project but will also consider Expatriate appli cants who demonstrate good cultural awareness and pacific region experience. You will report to the PMU Manager and provide a broad range of management and financial accounting, along with budget forecasting, monitoring, and other finance-related support.

You will make an impact by:

Acting as the key focal point for all the project-related finance activities and interface with relevant key governmental implementing partners and other stakeholders.
Reviewing program documents, including approved proposals, budgets, Subsidiary Agreement, and final draft Project Implementation Manual.
Providing finance technical support to the Program Management Unit to develop the project implementation plan and forecast budget.
Maintaining appropriate process controls to ensure financial deliverables are met.
Work closely with the relevant PMU function specialists to manage and develop annual budgets and forecasts with Save the Children Solomon Islands (SCSI) and Save the Children Australia (SCA), and complete financial reports for key stakeholders and SCA.
Managing and maintaining all documentation to support good governance for finance activities, including auditing, budgeting, and invoicing.

Does this sound like you?

…You have significant experience in humanitarian or development programming and financial and budget management and are well-versed in the identification and mitigation of organisational and operational risks for similar projects.

This role requires:

Ability to analyse strategic trends and develop appropriate plans and responses.
Prior experience working in a fast-paced environment and to strict deadlines.
Well-developed customer service focus (both internal and external stakeholders).
High levels of attention to detail and quality.
Ability to work harmoniously in cross cultural environment.

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 clos: 4pm AEDT, 1st December 2023.

Please view the details 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 suppo rting 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 personnel on its programs are required to undergo a Police Clearance, verbal reference checks and accept our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policy.

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.


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