Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.


The PIDF is a multilateral and multi-stakeholder organization focusing on a distinctive Pacific model of green growth in blue economies aligned to sustainable development principles. The PIDF is a permanent observer to the United Nations and is a member of the Inter-agency Collaborative Group on the Global Partnership on SIDS. It is a space for catalyzing, mobilizing and mainstreaming action in support of sustainable development through green/blue economy in Pacific Island Countries. PIDF is an action-oriented platform to identify innovative solutions and works closely with Regional and International counterparts to engage state and non-state actors to develop high-impact collaboration on sustainable development and poverty reduction in the Pacific Islands. PIDF has partnered with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), through a Grant Agreement with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to implement the project “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access” in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and PNG. This position is part of the Solomon Islands component of the capacity-building project and for this purpose; PIDF will be recruiting 4 Consultant Trainers, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands for the duration of this phase of the project.


The selected consultant(s)/trainer(s) will work with and support the respective PIDF/GGGI In-Country Project Coordinators to travel and conduct training(s) in selected remote communities, and where appropriate assist in the coordination and implementation of the Solomon Islands component of the project. The Consultant/Trainer will assist the PIDF Programme Management Team, to ensure regular information sharing amongst the team, and will be responsible for assisting in the planning, coordinating, and conducting of training in the identified communities of Solomon Islands. The project will involve a series of integrated stages i.e., methodological, planning, data collection, data analysis, workshop planning and facilitation, formulation of report drafting, training of Rural Communities, support implementation and advocacy for the project.



Outcomes of this role include:

  • Coordination, Networking and Reporting
  • Conducting Training in 10 rural communities of the Solomon Islands
  • Coordination of Workshops

The successful applicant should have the following Attributes/Qualifications/Experience/Expertise:

  • Tertiary level degree/certificates (e.g., universities, colleges, trade schools) or equivalent, in a discipline related to Engineering, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental Science or Rural Development; Training of Trainers (ToT) accreditation would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience as a trainer/educator/facilitator, related to working in or with rural communities of the Pacific Island countries listed under this project
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of national language and cultures in Fiji/Vanuatu/Solomon Islands/PNG (subject to the country you are applying for).
  • Ability to translate English to national language and vice versa (both written and oral) is a requirement.
  • Experience working with the private sector and/or with private sector, business associations and local government would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable relationship management and stakeholder engagement experience
  • Demonstrate ability of analytical and report drafting work.
  • Basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent command of Word, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Adobe applications would be an advantage.
  • Workshop logistics and project management experience
  • Understanding of the climate change sector, including how climate change impacts Pacific Island countries and mitigation and adaptations options would be an advantage
  • Understanding of how communities can build resilience to climate change in the Pacific would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in similar work in Pacific island countries would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a Pacific Team


For more details, see the full Terms of Reference here:

Terms of Reference – Solomon Islands Consultant Trainers

Applications need to include a full resume and a covering letter inclusive of response to the key selection criteria.

How to Apply: Email applications with the subject “Solomon Islands Project Consultant Trainer” to   Closing Date: Friday, 19th March, 2021

PIDF is an equal opportunity employer