Youth@Work Group Leader - Malaita

Honiara, Îles Salomon


The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Social Development Programme (SDP) focuses on the promotion of gender equality, youth development and cultural diversity. It recognises the centrality of people – women, men, young men and women, boys and girls, including those with disabilities – in development programming, and how their needs should drive the development agenda. SDP also recognises that these groups have unique vulnerabilities and that development challenges impact them differently; SDP therefore promotes an inclusive approach to development and acknowledges the tremendous cultural diversity and wealth of the region, which has not yet been sufficiently tapped to ensure development programming and policies are contextualised and meaningful to Pacific people.

The roleThe Group Leader – Malaita as part of the programme management team is responsible of the Malaita office and Youth@Work programme activities. The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage on a daily basis the activity planning and implementation of the program component’s: Internship and Young Entrepreneur
  • Manage all Team Leader and Team Members to ensure smooth running of the programme 2 components

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.


Key selection criteria

  • Qualifications
    • Academic qualifications at B.A. or B.S. or higher level in appropriate field or equivalent work experience
  • Essential experience and skills
    • At least 1-year experience working with government or non-government, or regional organisation
    • Experience in managing junior staff and budgeting
    • Expertise with Honiara business communities
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Proven team player, coachable and enthusiastic person


    Salary, terms and conditions

    Required starting date – This position is available immediately.

    Remuneration – This is a full-time position at Band 4 in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with a commencing taxable salary range of SBD 3,424 ‒ 4,280 per month, plus local staff benefits. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews.

    Applicants must be Solomon Nationals, and be currently residing in the country, or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment there.

    Contract Duration – until June 2019


    Application procedure

    Closing Date – 25th of March

    Job Reference – AL000033

    Applicants can either apply online at: or you can email your applications to

    Applications can also be submitted in person to the address below:

    Contact: Ivy Hou

    The Pacific Community (SPC) – Level 3

    Anthony Saru Building

    Point Cruz, Honiara

    Solomon Islands


    To be considered for this role, you must provide us with:

    • an updated resume
    • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position

    Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

    Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. These documents may be requested at a later stage. Youth@Work Group Leader Malaita.docx

    Category: Culture, Community Services & Development

    Reference ID: AL000033

    Date Posted: 08/03/2018