Australian High Commission
Honiara
Solomon Islands

Working with us

 

Employment Opportunity – Property Team Manager (SBD158,976 – SBD182,424)

Closing date for applications: COB Monday 23 October 2023

The Australian High Commission is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the Property Team Manager Position within the Australian High Commission. Interested applicants should apply and address the following section criteria.

 

Selection criteria

1. Demonstrated experience and knowledge to manage property maintenance, assets, logistics and associated property administrative tasks.
2. Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Pidgin.
4. Demonstrated high level of initiative, flexibility and judgement, excellent problem-solving capabilities and able to work under pressure.
5. Demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and lead a small busy team in a multicultural environment.
6. Must have a current driver’s license.
7. Tertiary level studies are not mandatory but are highly desired.

Applications must include:

• Current CV/Resume with details of experience and evidence of relevant qualifications
• 1-2 page Statement addressing the selection criteria above
• Names and contact details of two work-related referees

Note on Statement of claims against selection criteria

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria is the centre piece of your application and should be presented in a concise and focused manner. In addressing the selection criteria, you should use specific examples of work you have done, describing how you have contributed to a process or an outcome, and how this relates to the criteria you are addressing.

The position is full-time ongoing and includes a Housing Safety Net of SBD20,000 per annum.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to:

Australian High Commission, Chancery office, Cnr of Hibiscus and Mud Alley Ave, Honiara

Closing date for applications: COB Monday 23 October 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

 

Expression of Interest for Domestic Services (Hourly rate of $20.77)

The Australian High Commission (AHC) is looking for suitable and experienced domestic staff(s) to provide domestic services and care for primary school-aged children.

Services required are, but not limited to:

  • Managing general running of household and keeping all areas of household clean and well maintained
  • Undertake cleaning, tidying, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping as needed
  • Undertake laundry, including clothes and bedding
  • Supervise house maintenance and contractors as required
  • Purchase household supplies and undertake grocery store and market shopping
  • Prepare and cook family meals
  • Transport children between school and home (driver’s licence highly desirable)
  • Supervise children after school, including with homework and other activities, and
  • Other duties as directed.

Conditions and Remuneration:

This is a full-time position. The hours of duty will be from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Additional evening and weekend childcare work may be required.

Payment will be based on time actual worked at an hourly rate of SBD20.77, paid retrospectively on a fortnightly basis. National Providence Fund contributions of 7.5% are also payable.

Requirements:

The domestic staff must:

  • Be available for some additional evening and weekend childcare work.
  • Comply with all the security measures and protocols to ensure safety of the properties and residents
  • Have a high standard of integrity and discretion
  • Obtain a Solomon Islands police check/medical clearance if selected
  • Be physically fit to undertake duties

Applications

Closing date of applications: COB Thursday 25 May 2023. Applicants should submit a one-page EOI addressing your experience and eligibility for the role. Contact details for referees are highly desirable. Only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to the Australian High Commission Office. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

VACANCY NOTICE

Employment Opportunity – Assistant Property Officer (SBD106,116 – 121,776)

Closing date for applications: COB 26 May 2023

The Australian High Commission (AHC) in Honiara is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the Assistant Property Officer position in the Australian High Commission. The role will provide support to the property management team, who are seeking an individual who can commence immediately.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated professional/technical skills in property maintenance/handypersonwork
  • Demonstrated experience in property maintenance administration (sending andreceiving emails, logging maintenance jobs, sourcing quotes, etc)
  • Strong organisational and problem solving skills (ability to prioritise, proposesolutions and complete tasks in tight timeframes)
  • Strong ability to manage work under pressure, identify and be proactive inresolving property maintenance issues,
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), both in English and SolomonIslands Pidgin
  • Must have a current driver’s license.

Applications must include:

  • Current CV with details of experience and qualifications
  • 1-2 page statement addressing the selection criteria above
  • Names and contact details of two work-related referees

Note on Statement of claims against selection criteria

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria is the centre piece of your application and should be presented in a concise and focussed manner. In addressing the selection criteria, you should use specific examples of work you have done, describing how you have contributed to a process or an outcome, and how this relates to the criteria you are addressing.

The position is full-time ongoing and attracts housing safety net of SBD$20,000 per annum.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to:

Australian High Commission – Chancery office Cnr of Hibiscus and Mud Alley, Honiara

Closing date for applications: COB 26 May 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

VACANCY NOTICE

Employment Opportunity – Research Officers (SBD158,976 – SBD182,424).

Closing date for applications: COB Friday, 28 April 2023

The Australian High Commission invites applications for the position of Research Officer in our dynamic Political & Economic Teams! Suitably qualified and experienced candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to Australia-Solomon Islands’ relationship and help make a meaningful difference to the people of Solomon Islands.

As a Research Officer, you will work under limited direction with a motivated, experienced, and visionary team of Australian and locally engaged staff to conduct research and prepare reports on Solomon Islands political and/or economic developments, thematic issues, and regional and international developments relevant to Solomon Islands, monitor and analyze media and parliament and provide high-level reports on development and insights, manage and maintain relevant databases of information, and contribute to the broader work of the High Commission.

DFAT is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees are valued. We appreciate the experience, skills and perspectives of all individuals and actively encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

Applicants who are not immediately offered a role but display the requisite skills and abilities will be placed on a merit list and may be offered a position in other areas of the High Commission in the future.

Selection criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and prepare reports on Solomon Islands political and/or economic developments, thematic issues, and regional and international developments relevant to Solomon Islands.
  2. Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks in a busy working environment.
  3. Demonstrate strong capacity to exercise discretion and judgement.
  4. Excellent written and spoken English communication skills, including report writing capabilities.
  5. Demonstrate ability to accept responsibility, display initiative and work as part of a team.
  6. Sound computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  7. Qualifications or equivalent knowledge and experience in relevant fields of politics, foreign policy, and international relations, and/or economics

Applications must include:

  • Current CV/Resume with details of experience and evidence of a relevant tertiary qualification
  • 1–2 page statement addressing the selection criteria above
  • Names and contact details of two work-related referees

The application process will include assessment of: CV, statement of claims against the selection criteria, interview, written exercise (performed at the time of interview) and referee comments. Interviews are scheduled for May 2023 in Honiara.

Note on Statement of claims against selection criteria
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application and should be presented in a concise and focused manner. In addressing the selection criteria, you should use specific examples of work you have done, describing how you have contributed to a process or an outcome, and how this relates to the criteria you are addressing.

The position is full-time ongoing and includes a Housing Safety Net of SBD20,000 per annum.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or hand-delivered to:

Australian High Commission - Chancery Office

Cnr of Hibiscus and Mud Alley, Honiara

Closing date for applications: COB Friday 28 April 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.