Facility Operations Support Adviser

Closing Date: 18 August 2020

Location: Solomon Islands

Category: Finance & Business Support

The Organisation 
An initiative of the Solomon Islands Government, The Solomon Islands Sport and Leadership Institute (SISLI) / National Sports Institute supports athletes, coaches of the Solomon Islands compete at international competitions as well major international and multi-sport events.

SISLI’s purpose is to grow people through sport; develop people holistically to be successful in sport and life, and support the preparations for the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games – the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history. It intends to be recognised as the Sport Education training hub for nationally certified sport education programmes and accreditation.

The Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to support SLSLI to establish good practices and systems in facility management and operations. As this will be the first facility of its kind in the Solomon Islands, SISLI will require some mentoring of its staff to ensure the facilities are well managed, operated and maintained.

We are looking for a Volunteer with:
  • Experience managing facility operations and knowledge of purchasing, supplies, grounds keeping, and equipment maintenance and repair;
  • Experience developing and / or implementing facility booking systems;
  • Good understanding of the commercial environment and a strong awareness of customer satisfaction; and
  • Experience working in a sporting environment.

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA’s response to COVID-19
Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.
The Volunteer Recruitment team is continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.

Recruitment will continue although our usual processes will be amended where necessary to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained, such as a greater emphasis on carrying out interviews remotely.
Meanwhile, Programme Managers are working with partner organisations and on updating assignment descriptions. This work will help us determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people in the Pacific.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.