Coordinator, Inclusive Professional Development and Partnerships

Coordinator, Inclusive Professional Development and Partnerships

  • Coordinator role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • 6 month contract, part time 2 days per week
  • Start date as soon as possible
  • 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 Manager, Professional Development and Partnerships, the Coordinator will support the implementation and monitoring of inclusive professional development and partnerships activities in line with DFAT guidelines and the objectives of Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG), including reintegration approaches for returning awardees living with a disability.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field of study, or relevant work experience and a knowledge of the Australian Higher Education Sector. For success in this role candidates will need to have a strong understanding of the disability sector, including the rights of and barriers faced by people with a disability. Experience in Human Resources Development, Education or Project Coordination in international development context is required.

Candidates will have demonstrated experience in working in a small team, have high level inter-personal and communication skills, stakeholder management skills combined with a knowledge of the Government of Papua New Guinea, its structure and reform agenda as well as policies and systems that relate to Human Resources and Training.

How to apply:

People living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a Papua New Guinea non-ARF position based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. For further enquiries please

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit search for the job reference number 495383.

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) 14th July

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.