Senior Coordinator, Alumni Professional Development

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff
  • 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

The Senior Coordinator, Alumni Professional Development is responsible for providing the design, coordination, implementation and monitoring of Alumni Professional Development and Public Diplomacy activities in line with DFAT’s Global Alumni Strategy and Australia Awards in PNG’s (AAPNG) Alumni Engagement and Support Strategy. The role will engage at a strategic level with alumni, and facilitate networks with various stakeholders including teaching institutions. 

This position is based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance.

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, 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 knowledge  systems relating to human resources and training and Alumni activity in 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 495614.

For further enquiries please contact: quoting the job reference 495614.

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) 8th October 2017.

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: 
8th October 2017