The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) endorses the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 as the overarching framework by which Donors, CSOs and the Private Sector alike must implement within its jurisdiction. The NDS stipulates gaps and priority areas where national financial resources and in-kind resources should be directed and prioritized. While gaps are stipulated clearly in terms of national priorities, there is limited facilities directed at mobilizing resources to the immediate priorities of the Government. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is therefore prepared to support the Solomon Islands Government to mobilize resources where immediate priorities fall under the UNDP Mandate.
This includes three overarching mandatory portfolios of UNDP namely, Governance Portfolio, Resilience and Sustainable Development Portfolio and the Inclusive Growth Portfolio. The emphasis for resource mobilization falls under these specific sectors, Digital Transformation, Response to COVID Recovery, SDG Integration, LDC Graduation, the National Development, Climate Action and Blue Economy.
UNDP is looking for a Project Assistant to oversee the management and implementation of the project and support resource mobilization efforts of the government, CSOs and the Private Sector in addressing issues that are prioritized under the National Development Strategy.
The incumbent will also be responsible to support the Project Coordinator for the day to day management of the Project and the effective mobilization of resources to implement new projects. Partnership building with the national and donor community as well as enhancing visibility of the initiatives led by UNDP will be an important part of the assignment.
The incumbent will be expected to maintain regular cooperation with the local stakeholders, including the Government Partner Ministries, Civil Society Organizations and Private Sector.
The person will be able to work closely to with actual implementing partners and other development partners as well as main counterparts for this project, for Governance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace. For Resilience and Sustainable Development Portfolio, the main partner is Ministry of Environment Climate Change and Disaster Management and Meteorology and Ministry of Mines and Rural Electrification and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. For Inclusive growth main partners are Ministry of Women Youth and Children Affairs, Solomon Island Chamber of Commerce and Young Entrepreneurs Council of Solomon Islands. Other main UNDP Partners include UNICEF, UNCDF, and UN Women.
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP Country Coordinator.