Community Development Specialist (SOL0009)


Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is a market leader in providing international development services in a broad range of sectors, including education, health, water/sanitation, environment, governance, infrastructure, transport and agriculture. Adding value through delivering excellent project outcomes is a core value at SKM. Our clients value our competence and our commitment to their vision.


We are looking for a Community Development Specialist for an on-going Transport project in the Solomon Islands. This is a 36 months long term assignment to commence as soon as possible.


Duties and responsibilities for this position include:

a) Develop a subproject feasibility assessments methodology built on relevant guidelines

b) Contribute to subproject feasibility assessments, including baseline data collection, detailed feasibility studies, and social impact assessments, in accordance with the feasibility assessment methodology;

c) Contribute to preliminary and final feasibility documentation for subprojects;

d) Arrange and assist with initial and ongoing public consultations for subproject feasibility assessment and implementation of civil works. Prepare community consultation plans for each subproject and report feedback as part of each subproject assessment and progress report;

e) Conduct a needs assessment of local client staff and determine requirements for capacity development in community consultation and participation;

f) Develop and deliver training materials in community consultation and participation, including data collection, monitoring, and evaluation;

g) Contribute to the preparation and delivery of general capacity development activities through on-the-job training, the development of strategies and protocols for mitigating social and environmental risks and the establishment of standard procedures that can be replicated for routine client projects, as well as potential future externally funded projects;

h) Assist the project unit and local client in preparing and updating indicators for monitoring and evaluating project performance, in accordance with the design and monitoring framework and guidelines for project performance monitoring indicators;

i) Assist the project unit and local client in preparing and implementing a public communications plan based on relevant guidelines, such as public communication policy guidelines.

j) Liaise with existing programs and institutions (state and non-state) in Solomon Islands dealing with community development, gender and HIV/AIDS to develop a strategy to coordinate the implementation of relevant activities within the Project.



  • More than 5 years experience working in international development projects in developing countries preferably in the Pacific Islands or similar environments.
  • Have a degree in Social Science or related fields
  • Have experience working multi-lateral agency funded
  • projects.


For submission of CVs, please click the apply button or email your CV to


, clearly stating the job title and requisition number (SOL0009) in the subject heading of the email.

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