Coordinator (Communications Content)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff
  • Coordinator role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Relationships and stakeholder oriented role
  • Port Moresby based, Non-ARF role
  • Start date as soon as possible

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

The Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG) Coordinator (Communications Content) will undertake research, writing, editing and proofreading; maintain the in-house written media database, conduct media audits, and execute light design work as needed for a wide range of editorial materials, including speeches, social media content, human interest profiles, and other promotional output.

The role is also responsible for ensuring that all communication that is distributed by AAPNG is brand compliant and of a high standard.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism, international relations or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. Experience in public diplomacy and communication strategies, digital media, event management, brand compliance and the provision of technical advice is required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in managing a small team, have high level inter-personal and communication skills, stakeholder management skills combined with strong computer skills with InDesign, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, and Illustrator and a variety of website applications.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497296

Applications close 26th August, 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, 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: 
26th August 2018