Project Manager USPNet Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Suva, Fiji
22 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Information Technology Services 

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The University of the South Pacific invites applications for the position: Project Manager USPNet Infrastructure Upgrade Project. 

This is an ideal position for candidates who have a track record in successful leadership and management of ICT infrastructure projects, ideally in remote developing country and/or Pacific Island country settings.

The Opportunity

The position will be responsible for implementing the USPNet Infrastructure Upgrade and in consultation with the Project Management Unit (PMU), the appointee will coordinate project activities and resources, manage work implementation teams while coordinating with external vendors/ contractors and consultants engaged in the implementation of project tasks.The project manager must work in consultation with the PMU to:

  • Coordinate project activities and resources, including managing Project Implementation Teams and external vendors/suppliers/contractors as relevant to ensure project outcomes are delivered on time and to budget;
  • Develop and implement a full project plan in consultation with stakeholders;
  • Develop work plans and budgets;
  • Coordinate all necessary hiring and/or training of necessary staff and resources to manage the project team to deliver high quality advice and support;
  • Coordinate meetings with the Project Management Board, Project Management Unit, Project Advisory Group, technical advisory groups and key stakeholders to develop integrated project strategies and responses;
  • Proactively develop new opportunities to enhance project deliverables;
  • Provide accurate and timely progress reports;
  • Perform other relevant tasks as per the requirements of the position.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards a postgraduate qualifications inICT related discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing large, multinational ICT infrastructure projects, ideally in remote developing country settings;
  • A track record in leadership and management of staff, consultants and budgets;
  • Strong project management skills and knowledge of project delivery methodology, principles, log-frames, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Sound interpersonal, communication, presentation and report writing skills in English;
  • Strong attributes in technical advisory;
  • The ability to work collaboratively across USP and with diverse regional stakeholders and partners.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Additional qualifications encompassing ICT satellite, network or systems engineering disciplines;
  • Qualification in project management such as Prince2 or PMP will be a strong advantage;
  • Experience working in the Pacific region and knowledge of Foreign Aid donor processes;
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated understanding of developing country environments.


The position is available for a fixed term of 3 years.

Salary Range: The University will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful applicant.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Mr Fereti Atalifo, Deputy Director, USP, IT Services; tel.: (679) 32 32491;  email:

Closing date for applications: 29 October 2017

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.