Vacancy Announcement in Solomon Islands


Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.


The PIDF is a multilateral and multi-stakeholder organization focusing on a distinctive Pacific model of green growth in blue economies aligned to sustainable development principles. The PIDF is a permanent observer to the United Nations and is a member of the Inter-agency Collaborative Group on the Global Partnership on SIDS. It is a space for catalysing, mobilizing and mainstreaming action in support of sustainable development through green/blue economy in Pacific Island Countries. PIDF is an action-oriented platform to identify innovative solutions and works closely with Regional and International counterparts to engage state and non-state actors to develop high-impact collaboration on sustainable development and poverty reduction in the Pacific Islands. PIDF has partnered with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), through a Grant Agreement with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to implement the project “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access” in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and PNG. This position is part of the Solomon Islands component of the capacity-building project and for this purpose; PIDF will be recruiting a Project Coordinator, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands for the duration of the project.


This project will be implemented initially in Guadalcanal and Central Provinces aligning to ongoing Renewable Energy projects. The Project Coordinator will assist in the coordination and implementation of the Solomon Islands component of the project. The Project Coordinator will assist the PIDF Team Leader Programme Management to ensure regular information sharing amongst the team, and will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring all project related activities. The project will involve a series of integrated stages i.e. methodological planning, data collection, data analysis, workshop planning and facilitation, formulation of report drafting, translation of training material, support implementation and advocacy for the project.


Outcomes of this role include:

  • Coordination, Networking and Training
  • Training Needs Assessment and Translation
  • Coordination of Workshops.

The successful applicant should have the following attributes/experience:

  • Degree in a relevant field, such as public administration, development economics, environmental economics, environmental technology, development studies, engineering, etc.
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills with experience in Training of Trainers (ToTs.)
  • At least 3 years relevant experience (e.g. International Development, Community Development, Project Management)
  • Experience in community development, participatory approaches would be an advantage
  • Project delivery experience, including managing the delivery of results on time and on budget
  • Candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Candidate must have an excellent standard of computer literacy, including word, excel, email, PowerPoint, social media and online tools

For more details, see the full Terms of Reference here:

Applications need to include a full resume and a covering letter inclusive of response to the key selection criteria.
How to Apply: Email applications with the subject “Solomon Islands Project Coordinator” to

Extended Closing Date: Monday, 29th July, 2019


PIDF is an equal opportunity employer