Technical Adviser

Hudson - Wellington City
new offer (03/07/2020)

job description

3 months contract (Climate Change/Major Project Governance )
Residential in South Tarawa, Kiribati - once COVID-19 travel restrictions have
New Zealand Development Programme assignment
The New Zealand Government is partnering with the Government of Kiribati to provide a Technical Adviser to design a new Project Management Unit, that will implement plans for climate-related land reclamation. This work is part of an activity to build Kiribati\ 's resilience to climate change.
As a low-lying atoll nation, Kiribati is among the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is working with the Government of Kiribati to identify a range of options to prepare for and respond to the risks and impacts that climate change may have. One option being explored is a large-scale land reclamation initiative. The Government of Kiribati is looking to establish a Project Management Unit within the Office of the President that will take the project forward. This will likely include undertaking further feasibility and scoping work of the proposal and developing a business case to seek partner funding, among other responsibilities.
The main outcomes to be achieved by this Activity are:
The establishment of a fit-for-purpose Project Management Unit that can effectively support Government of Kiribati to progress the land-reclamation project.
The Government of Kiribati is equipped to implement coherent, strategic, and evidence-based responses to the risks and impacts of climate change.
Improved urban environment and use of limited land in South Tarawa.
This opportunity will appeal if you:
Have demonstrated experience in designing governance and management of programmes/projects.
Have strong relationship management and communication skills with experience engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior government officials (preferably demonstrated in a Pacific context).
Have strong facilitation and collaboration skills when leading a project, including a demonstrated ability to manage and reflect a diverse range of views in your team.
Have experience and ability to work in a cross-cultural or developing country environment, preferably in the Pacific.
Have a high standard of analysis, planning, financial management and reporting.
Are fluent in English, both in written and oral contexts.
Are culturally sensitive and able to work with a degree of flexibility with key counterparts.
Working closely with the Kiribati Office of the President staff and other stakeholders you will be required to build positive and productive relationships. You will have the ability to be politically sensitive and recognise the importance of stakeholder engagement;
be self-managing and work independently;
be highly organised, have self-motivated structured programme and reporting work habits, and understand and respect the culture and diversity of the environment. This role will appeal if you are interested in being part of a programme that directly contributes to the enhancement of local communities in Kiribati.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic the Technical Adviser will start when it becomes possible to travel to Kiribati. The assignment will be for a period of up to 3 months, with approximately 2 months in country.
Closing date for applications:
00pm (NZ Time) on Monday 8 June 2020
Hudson Recruitment has been engaged to manage this procurement process. Please refer all correspondence, queries or requests for more information, instructions on how to apply electronically (please note that I am unable to accept your application via email) and a copy of the full Role Description to:
Rebecca Wilson
Principal Consultant, Hudson, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 21 429 154

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