Alumni Case-Study Specialist

Consultant (Short term)
  • Up to 50 days input over four months
  • Home based location

The Program

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

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 ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from remote locations. The program focuses on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards – 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, AAPNG has five stream activities: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; Alumni Engagement; and Secondary Schools.  AAPNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government. 

The Position

Reporting to the Facility Director, the Case-study Specialist will work collaboratively with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to design and undertake an alumni case-study for Australia Awards PNG.

This case-study will examine the impact of Australia Awards long-term scholarships awarded between 2011 and 2017 upon the higher education sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It will identify the changes to the academic and professional higher education workforce in PNG that can be reasonably attributed to these scholarships; including the number of qualified personnel and the contributions they have made to higher education in the country. It will also look at the Value-for-Money of these scholarships and identify recommendations for future possibilities for supporting the development of the higher education workforce in PNG.

The Person

  • Significant demonstrated experience in the development and management of donor assisted programs and projects, preferably scholarships, leadership or people-to-people linkage programs.
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of various methodologies in monitoring and evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working with colleagues, government agencies, service providers and multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Papua New Guinean and/or Melanesian culture and society and current challenges and circumstances.
  • Previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and writing and communication skills in English language. Fluency in spoken and written English

How to Apply

To apply for this position or to view a detailed position description, please visit and search for job number 498703. Please not that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on Coffey Careers.

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 498703

Applications close: 5pm (PNG time) on Sunday 17 January 2021

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

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

Closing date: 
17th January 2021