Senior Coordinator

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff

Senior Coordinator, PNG and Pacific Awards team

  • Key Senior Coordinator role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • Start date as soon as possible
  • Relationships and stakeholder oriented role
  • Port Moresby based, Non-ARF role

The Program

Australia Awards – Papua New Guinea is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and PNG. It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia, and the provision of in-PNG scholarships.

It offers the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea opportunities to acquire professional and technical knowledge and skills relevant to the priorities of the Government of PNG. The program fosters people-to-people links between Australia and PNG and ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from remote locations. The Awards program focuses on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

Australia Awards – PNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Fellowships – Papua New Guinea (short courses) for Papua New Guineans to undertake study in Australia, receiving an Australian qualification; and
  • Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, there are four streams: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Outreach and Alumni; and Professional Development and Partnerships. Australia Awards – PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

Reporting to the PNG and Pacific Awards Manager, the Senior Coordinator is responsible for planning and leading the implementation of sector-based in-PNG Scholarships cycle activities (including private partner sponsorships) with a focus on ensuring an enhanced on-scholarship experience for awardees and improved scholarship outcomes.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. Experience in Education or Project Coordination in international development context is required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in working in a small team, high level inter-personal and communication skills, and stakeholder management skills combined with a knowledge of the Government of Papua New Guinea, its structure and reform agenda as well as knowledge of the tertiary education sector of Papua New Guinea

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 495527.

Applications close 18th September 2017 5.00pm (PNG time)

This position is based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. For further enquiries please contact:

This program is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection

Closing date: 
18th September 2017