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Market Systems Analyses Updates

Submission deadline

April 17, 2024

This is a call for expression of interest (EOI) from service providers to conduct Market Systems Analyses Updates for Australia’s Strongim Bisnis’

Assignment Description  

Assignment

Market Systems Analyses Updates

Program

Strongim Bisnis

Location

Honiara, Solomon Islands with  provincial travel and remote

Duration

Up to a maximum of 110 days across six months,  allocated by mutual agreement

Line manager and Directly  report to

Business Partnerships Director –  Technical Sectors (BPDTS) and relevant Hub Leads

Works with

Business Partnership Managers, Monitoring and Results Measurement Manager, and Communications Manager

Application deadline EXTENDED: 17 April 2024, 5:00pm (Solomon Islands time)

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

Background to Australia's Strongim Bisnis

Strongim Bisnis is the most significant private sector development initiative of the Australian Government in Solomon Islands. Embarking on its third phase of implementation, the program has evolved significantly since its inception in 2017, with a subsequent phase launched in 2020. The initial phase focused on the Tourism, Cocoa, and Coconut sectors, while the second phase expanded its scope to include Plantation Timber, Waste Management, and Horticulture. Building on the successes and insights gained from previous phases, the program aims to update its market systems analysis to better align with the evolving needs of Phase III of the program.

Position Summary and  Justification for the Role

Solomon Islands, comprising 992 islands, with 147 inhabited, boasts a population of approximately 708,000 (2021). Notably, around 70% of the country's export revenue is derived from round logs, while the domestic market relies heavily on imports. Given the limited complexity and size of the markets the program works in, Strongim Bisnis recognises the need to tailor its market systems analysis, focusing on essential elements pertinent to shallow markets. This entails developing a lean template that streamlines sections to address basic market structures, key players, and primary challenges, with a particular emphasis on identifying viable intervention entry points.

Strongim Bisnis seeks to develop a tailored market systems analysis template that reflects the specific needs and characteristics of shallow markets. By leveraging existing knowledge and insights gained in Phases I and II, the program will update its analysis to inform decision-making and guide interventions effectively. Operationalising this template across all program sectors, including Tourism, Cocoa, Coconut, Horticulture, Waste Management and Plantation Timber, will ensure consistency and coherence in approach.

Scope of Work

The program invites applications from a team of analysts led by a lead writer to update the Market Systems Analysis across its sectors. Applicants are required to propose a team structure aligned with the expected level of effort, outlined in the TOR of the assignment. The proposed structure should facilitate the collection of existing data, as well as the acquisition of additional information necessary for a comprehensive analysis.

For more information on the assignment please refer to the Terms of Reference (TOR) attached as a supporting document below

How to Apply

Please submit your application before 17 April 2024, 5:00pm (Solomon Islands time) to: operations@strongimbisnis.com.sb

Please use the following subject line in your email: "Application for Market Systems Analyses Updates."

Applicants should ensure that their submission addresses all the requirements outlined in the "Market Systems Analyses Updates TOR"

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.

This position will be recruited through Adam Smith International (ASI). ASI is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention, and development of a diverse range of talented people. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.

Supporting documentation

Market Systems Analyses Updates TOR

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