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Administration and Office Support Officer

Submission deadline

November 27, 2023

This is a call for expression of interest (EOI) in the role Administration and Office Support Officer for Australia’s Strongim Bisnis’

Position Description  


Administration and Office Support Officer


Strongim Bisnis


Honiara, Solomon Islands with  provincial travel


Full-time, fixed term

Line manager and Directly  report to

Operations and Procurement Officer  (OPO)

Works with

Senior Finance and Operations Manager, two  Operations and Procurement Officers, Finance Officer, and wider members of  the Program team.

Deadline for submission of applications: 27 November 2023 11:59pm

Applications and questions should be sent to: operations@strongimbisnis.com.sb

Background to Australia's Strongim Bisnis

Strongim  Bisnis is an innovative pro-business program  funded by the Australian Government.

Strongim Bisnis supports Solomon  Islands businesses to increase productivity, access greater income earning  opportunities and higher value markets, with the intention of enabling  greater resilience and creating jobs. Poverty reduction will be the desired  result. Strongim Bisnis also supports the private sector and the Solomon  Islands Government to work together effectively to increase opportunities for  trade and investment and accelerate business growth. A key focus of the  program ensures that Solomon Islands women, youth and people with disability  have increased economic opportunities.

The program takes a market systems development  (MSD) approach to unlocking opportunities for growth in selected sectors  (cocoa, coconut, tourism, timber, horticulture, financial services, and waste  management). MSD requires Strongim Bisnis to carefully select partnerships,  and design interconnected activities that deliver tangible and measurable  results. For each activity it must be possible to track progress from  improving the performance of Solomon Islands enterprises, to achieving  resilient systemic change in markets, and ultimately increasing income and  employment. In this way, Strongim Bisnis avoids ad hoc activities and  seeks deep engagement with market actors.

Strongim Bisnis activities may include  developing and testing new business models, sharing the risk of new ventures  in partnership with private sector actors, facilitating market access, supporting  structural changes to the ‘business enabling environment’, product marketing  to bring about greater scale, and improving women, youth, and people with  disability’s participation in markets and their access and control over  productive resources.

Position summary and  justification for the role

Under  the guidance and direct supervision of the Operations and Procurement Officer,  the Administration and Office Support Officer will provide administrative  support and provide reliable and safe and efficient transportation of  Strongim Bisnis staff, advisers, and others. The Administration and Office  Support Officer will ensure accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented  service delivery.  

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the  Administrative and Office Support Officer will include:

  • Undertake  daily driving duties as required, including transport of Strongim Bisnis  staff/guests and delivery/transportation of goods.
  • Drive  Strongim Bisnis staff and advisers to meetings and airports, safely and  securely, observing national laws and regulations.
  • Manage  the vehicle log sheets and maintenance check lists and liaise with service  providers such as petrol stations and mechanics.
  • Ensuring  vehicles are properly maintained in coordination with the Operations and  Procurement Officer promptly, including cleanliness, being fuelled,  mechanical and safety functions kept in order.
  • Collecting,  unloading, and setting up of items as required.
  • Assist  Strongim Bisnis program with filing, printing, photocopying, scanning of  documents and receipts.
  • Assist  with various administrative tasks, such as travel planning and  authorisations, preparation of purchase orders, and organising and planning  meetings/workshops/events.
  • Support  with the office fit out and relocation activities.
  • Act as  a trusted representative of Strongim Bisnis, displaying professionalism and  discretion in all interactions. with the Strongim Bisnis team, partners and  the wider public.
  • Other  duties as requested by the ASI Program Manager and/or Strongim Bisnis  management.

Required qualifications, experience,  and attributes

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum  3 years’ experience as an administrative assistance, office support, and as a  driver.
  • A  driving licence and clean driving record.
  • Good  understanding of key building locations and street addresses in and around  Honiara.
  • Good  organisational skills and integrity in maintaining records.
  • Knowledge  of office administration systems and practices.
  • Knowledge  of MS Office programs.
  • Fluency  in Pijin and ability to converse in English.
  • Good  communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to  work independently and in a team setting.
  • Experience  in administration and logistics.

How to Apply

Please submit your application before  27 November 2023 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to: operations@strongimbisnis.com.sb  

Please use the following subject line  in your email: "Application for Administration and Office Support Officer."

Applications should include:

  • Cover  letter of no more than two pages addressing the position selection criteria
  • CV of no more than four pages
  • Contact details of three professional  referees

Salary level is negotiable,  commensurate with experience and the Solomon Islands market. Applicable  benefits and entitlements are in line with SB policies and applicable Solomon  Islands’ laws.

If you have any questions about the  recruitment process, we encourage you to reach out to the Strongim Bisnis team  via operations@strongimbisnis.com.sb  or call the Strongim Bisnis Office on +677 25664.


Supporting documentation

Administration and Office Support Officer