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Closing Date: 04:30PM Monday, 01 July, 2024

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DIRECTOR(S) OF SOLOMON ISLANDS WATER AUTHORITY

As required by the State Owned Enterprises (SOE) Act 2007 and SOE Regulations 2010, the Solomon Islands Water Authority, trading as Solomon Water, hereby calls for applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who wish to be part of Solomon Islands Water Authority Board of Directors. . 

Established under the Solomon Islands Water Authority Act 1993, Solomon Water is responsible for providing municipal water and wastewater services to the urban areas of Solomon Islands and some provincial centres, and continues to experience rapid infrastructure development and growth within a transformative organisation to meet the increasing demand for its water supply and sanitation services.  

We are seeking candidates who have recent or/and relevant qualifications and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience in private enterprise and /or SOE’s together with good understanding of relevant legislation in the Solomon Islands
  • Candidates with recent experience at board and executive management with good financial, legal, commercial and/or business expertise from other relevant industries.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen in successful private companies.
  • Strong experience in corporate strategic planning, organisational development and its implementation at corporate level, particularly in a commercial environment.
  • Demonstrate scope and depth of management and leadership experience, preferably at a senior leadership role in a large organisation
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards and experience in governance and public policy
  • Experience in engineering and/or community development projects
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently and work collaboratively with members of the Board.
  • Make all decisions and take all actions based on principles and reasonable prudence, and in good faith in matters of Board operations.
  • Make themselves available and dedicate adequate time to SIWA business as a Member of the Board.
  • Focus on improving customer services systems and community engagement.

Specific requirements

The Solomon Water Board has set out further minimum qualifications and requirements for Board members as provided for under Section 12 (1) (d) of the SOE regulations as follows: 

  • Should possess appropriate experience, skills and knowledge in one or more fields of law, finance, management, marketing, research, administration, technical operations, corporate governance, or other disciplines related to the SIWA's business.
  • Meets the knowledge, skills and experience requirements that are desirable for a Director to ensure appropriate balance of these attributes for the Board as a whole
  • Meets the Boards requirements for appropriate gender balance on the Board as a whole

Solomon Water supports the Government’s initiatives to increase the involvement of women in business and particularly in SOE governance.  Business women with suitable experience are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from suitable candidates, with your qualification and experience matching the requirements of this role, please email your application to email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Please attach your updated CV containing your email address, telephone contact, qualification, achievements, and all relevant experience including the names and addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position.

Those interested should acquaint themselves with the requirements of the SOE Act and regulations 2010 and submit an application form and their current CV to:

  • The Chairman
  • Solomon Islands Water Authority
  • P O Box 1407
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands

Applications close 4:30 PM, Monday 1 July 2024.

For further information, please contact: Fiona Fono This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone: 44682.

 

Closing Date: 04:30PM Tuesday, 07 May, 2024

EXCITING ROLES AT A LEADING STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE

Are you a dynamic, experienced, well organized and self-starter who is a problem solver and can work effectively in a team? Are you looking for your next career challenge? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Solomon Water could be the place for you. We currently have the following vacancies which must be filled immediately.

  1. Project Officer
  2. Team Leader Stores & Inventory Control
  3. Team Leader Waste Water

If you are interested in any of the above positions and want to find out more about the person we are looking for, the skills and experience needed and other key responsibilities of the role, please contact our Human Resource Manager, Leonard Meleibla on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you can call him on 44700 Ext 4678. If you need the TORs for the roles, please contact the HR Assistant, Mrs. Grace Tele on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also visit our website; www.solomonwater.com.sb and click the employment opportunity to access or get a copy of the Terms of Reference for the position or download from the following links.

  1. TOR Project Officer.pdf
  2. TOR Team Leader Stores & Inventory Control.pdf
  3. TOR Team Leader Waste Water.pdf

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 7nd May 2024 so hurry and apply if you have the skills and experience we need.

Please email your applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR you can hand deliver your application at our BJS Office, Commonwealth Street (upstairs Bred Bank).

 

All applications must include a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and at least two reference letters from professional referees and should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer

Solomon Water

P.O. Box 1407

Honiara, Solomon Islands.

 

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. THOSE WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY.

IMPORTANT: INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT YOU ARE VACCINATED AND MUST PROVIDE YOUR VACCINATION CARD BEFORE ANY INTERVIEW.

SIWA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by legislation.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and development. SIWA makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.