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Network Specialist – Kiribati

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Location: International
Sub location(s): Melbourne
  • 12-month contract with possible extension
  • Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries. 

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners meet their governance and stability goals. The Partnerships Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Network Specialist or consultant with a proven track record in implementing Local Area Networks (LAN) through overhead optical fibre networks/radio connectivity. Applications from individuals or consulting firms are welcomed.

The Network Specialist will be embedded within the Government of Kiribati and will work closely with various divisions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED). With the upcoming implementation of a new Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), the Ministry is looking to establish a structured Local Area Network (LAN), that would help to improve the networking of MFED with proper security and manageability.

The objective is to implement a structured Local Area Network (LAN) in the MFED building and connect nearby Ministries through an optical fibre network/radio connectivity to support the smooth operation of the IFMIS cloud system. The network design will focus on enhancing security, manageability, and capacity building of MFED’s ICT staff while ensuring improved service delivery in Kiribati. The Networking Specialist is expected to engage with stakeholders to optimise internet uptime and reduce network failures.

The areas of focus of the assignment are:

  • Surveying and reviewing of the existing LAN.
  • Designing the LAN and secure WAN connectivity.
  • Providing support to MFED and ensuring a transparent and thorough procurement process.
  • Supervising the implementation of the new network.
  • Developing a detailed workplan for the assignment and preparing relevant inception and progress reports.
  • Reviewing capacity of staff within the MFED IT Division and designing a training program to build capacity amongst staff.

The position is an accompanied, one-year posting with the option to extend. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing, and return airfares if required for international candidates.

Click on the link or copy and paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/3QlZX2r 

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) 

For this advisory role, the Partnerships Platform is partnering with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) in Tarawa, Kiribati.

The vision statement of the Ministry is to enhance aid effectiveness and support economic growth in Kiribati. With a mission statement to:

  • enhance sustainable economic growth and financial stability for the welfare of the people of Kiribati.
  • promotion of appropriate economic and financial management methods and systems, computerized accounting and control systems, tax administration, customs enforcement.
  • provision of accurate and quality national statistical information. 

For more information, please visit:  https://www.mfed.gov.ki/


About You

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in information systems or networking or hold an industry recognised network certification, or relevant and proven industry experience. You will have significant demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of IT systems, preferably in the areas of networking, accompanied with extensive experience in IT systems development and management in a government context. Experience in the Pacific region and knowledge supporting the implementation of Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) and cyber security will be highly regarded.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

About Kiribati

There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. 

For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/kiribati/kiribati-country-brief

Other Information

Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to travel. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of engagement as required. 

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific, Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse, neurodiverse and people with disabilities.  

We can make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (click the link or copy and paste it into your browser): https://bit.ly/3QlZX2r 

To submit your application, kindly click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and ensure you upload your resume as part of the application process. Please note that we will only accept applications submitted through the online portal. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday, 27 August 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

About DT Global 

DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfil its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible. 

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. 

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.

Closing Date: Aug 27, 2023