Coordinator - Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)

Coordinator, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)

  • Coordinator role with Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)
  • 12 months - with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with program travel as required (e.g. PNG provinces/Australia)
  • Start date May 2019

The Program

Australia Awards in 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 scholarships in PNG.

The program offers the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea opportunities to acquire professional and technical knowledge and skills relevant to Government of PNG priorities. It ensures that study opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and those from rural and remote locations. There is a focus on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three types of study options:

  • Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • In-PNG scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions; and
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short term study in Australia (referred to as Fellowships in PNG);

To deliver outcomes, AAPNG has five streams: Australia Awards Scholarships; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; Alumni Engagement; and Secondary Education Partnerships. Australia Awards PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Coordinator is responsible for ensuring these considerations are mainstreamed into the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of activities across the program and for coordinating and implementing targeted GEDSI and child protection activities.

The Person

The Coordinator, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree qualification in social science or relevant degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated practical experience in supporting or coordinating the implementation of GEDSI initiatives or working on projects with clear gender equality, child protection, disability inclusion development and social inclusion policy, practice and outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will have you will have demonstrated experience in GEDSI baseline assessment, monitoring, reporting and evaluation. You will have knowledge of current international thinking on GEDSI development issues and of the PNG social, cultural and economic context in relation to GEDSI. Effective communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills and computer skills including data input, collection and analysis with a high degree of accuracy are required. A collaborative and constructive approach to analyzing and solving problems; and a sound understanding of the current DFAT gender and other related policies is desirable.

How to apply

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

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497791.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on Monday, 20th May 2019.

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: 
20th May 2019