Senior Finance and Operations Manager (SFOM)
Strongim Bisnis and Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ)
Honiara, Solomon Islands with provincial travel
Full-time, fixed term
Line manager and Directly report to
Team Leader, Strongim Bisnis.
Matrix managed by ASI Program Manager, and Country Program Manager, ASIPJ
Finance and Operations team members and Program teams
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.
The Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ) continues Australia’s long-running support to the Solomon Islands justice sector. Its goal is to work closely with the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to enable justice agencies to maintain delivery of their existing core activities while clearly identifying and engaging with fundamental problems and critical issues affecting their ability to contribute to stability and offer access to justice for citizens.
ASIPJ aspires to be locally led, problem-oriented and learning driven. It is pragmatic, practical, and adaptable, mainstreaming gender equality, disability and social inclusion(GEDSI). Deloitte is the Managing Contractor, leading a coalition for change that includes Adam Smith International, providing the Operations Hub; Ninti One, for its Indigenous expertise; and The University of Queensland, to support critical research and knowledge generation.
The Senior Finance and Operations Manager(SFOM) is a shared function between two DFAT funded programs, SB and ASIPJ. This position is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing financial and operations functions of both programs. The SFOM is an integral member of both the SB and ASIPJ programs. They will line manage the SB Operations and Procurement Officers (OPOs) and Finance Officer (FO) and matrix manage the OPO and FO on the ASIPJ program.
ASI staff need to adhere to SIG’s COVID-19 policies, including being fully vaccinated.
Please submit your application before 27 November 2023 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to: email@example.com
Please use the following subject line in your email: "Application for Senior Finance and Operations Manager."
Salary level is negotiable, commensurate with experience and the Solomon Islands market. Applicable benefits and entitlements are in line with SB and ASIPJ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Strongim Bisnis Office on +677 25664.