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Team Leader/NDS Implementation Advisor (at least 550 days), Solomon Islands (Honiara)

Solomon Islands (Honiara)
Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination

The expert shall be the Team Leader for the Contract and shall ensure all obligations of the contractor are being met and delivered as expected. He or she shall provide effective support on the following areas:

The National Planning processes, the NDS Implementation and ME:

1. Assist MDPAC strengthen the coordination of the NDS implementation and its Linkages

  • to MTDP sectoral policies and plans, including the private sector and civil society, improving stakeholder coordination.
  • to broader commitments such as the SDGs, the IPoA, with focus on alignment (objectives and indicators), monitoring and reporting.

2. Assist MDPAC in its ongoing capacity building efforts aimed increasing the level of compliance to the required planning processes, procedures, timelines and templates.

3. Participate in mentoring the development and/or revision of operational guidelines, planning procedures, project designs, and related operational tools pertaining to the planning/ budget procedures and project management cycle.

4. Assist and strengthen the capacity of, Line Ministries, MDPAC staff, Standards Committee and technical Divisions in prioritizing, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programme and projects, including MTDP.

Development Cooperation, Coordination and Financing:

5. Assist the Ministry Aid Coordination Division engage effectively with the Development Partners and Stakeholders including private sector and civil society.

6. Actively support MDPAC with :

  • the development and implementation of the Solomon Islands Integrated Financing Framework (SIIFF) with SIG, Development Partners, Private Sector Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations.
  • Coordinating the preparation and management of the transition strategy for the SI graduation from LDC.

Capacity building and Institutional strengthening:

7. Assist MDPAC implement ways forward from the Functional Review and Organisational Restructure of MDPAC and the mainstreaming of the NAO SU functionalities into MDPAC, strengthening internal communication and coordination.

8. Ensure MDPAC develops and implements its communication strategy complying with the latest Communication and Visibility Manual for EU External Action1 (see

9. Assist MDPAC identify specific technical areas of need requiring non-key expert inputs, including preparation of the terms of references, coordination of non-key expert inputs, etc.

10. Any other duties as requested by the MDPAC senior management and the Divisional Heads pertaining to above three broad areas of duty.


a) Qualifications and skills:

• Advanced university degree (at least Master Degree) in public administration, project management, management studies, economics and development economics, accounting or or any field relevant to the tasks of expert 1 (refer to section 4.2 above). OR a bachelor degree in one of the above subjects with an additional three years of professional experience (on top of the required Professional experience described below).

• Team management - at least one previous assignment as a team leader in a multicultural environments.

-          ability to plan, prioritize and organize the work of a the team.

-          ability to integrate processes into Operational Planning manuals, planning procedures and key priority areas

-          ability to implement a workplan ensuring that deadlines are met, and results delivered, adjusting workplan as necessary.

• Communication - strong oral and written communication skills in English language. Ability to draft/edit reports and studies with a clear and concise style.

• Advanced computer literacy - including proficiency in word processing, Excel, spreadsheets and other database applications as well as in complex management systems

b) General professional experience (min 10 years):

• 10 years of professional experience working in cooperation and development:  advising on and reviewing Government policies or/and Providing technical assistance to technical strategic plans and strategies

Out of the 10 years of professional experience required above, a combination of the following is required :

- At least 3 years working experience with Government or public bodies in implementing development cooperation projects and programmes in developing countries;

- At least 2 years working experience in conducting and facilitating capacity building initiatives strengthening the capacities of public administration in strategic planning processes and procedures, policy development and reviews; programme designs and assessment and general Project Cycle Management.

c) Specific professional experience:

The specific professional experience can be additional or comprised in the above 10 years of general professional experience.

• At least two professional assignments providing capacity building to NGOs/CSOs in strategic planning processes and procedures, policy development and reviews; programme designs and assessment and general Project Cycle Management.

• At least 3 professional working assignment in EDF/EU funded programmes.

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