Senior Coordinator, Short Course Awards – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff
  • Senior Coordinator – Short Course Awards role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Contracted until 30 June 2021, with a possibility of extension
  • Located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with program travel as required (e.g. PNG provinces/Australia)

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 Short Course Awards Manager, the Senior Coordinator, will oversee the quality implementation of fellowships including pre and post-course workshops, course concept paper design, monitoring, evaluation and learning, reporting, contract management, logistical arrangements and financial management.

The Person

The successful candidate will possess:

  • An undergraduate degree in an appropriate field of study;
  • Demonstrated experience in Human Resource Development, Education or Project Coordination in international development context;
  • 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.
  • Understanding of the Australian Higher Education Sector;
  • High level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships, reporting, delivering messages and identifying and managing issues;
  • Excellent computer skills, including the ability to use databases, create presentations and learn customised programs designed for supporting networks of people;
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with
  • minimal supervision;
  • Experience working independently and within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment.
  • High level proficiency in spoken and written English.

This position is locally engaged and is reserved for National Citizens of Papua New Guinea

How to Apply

To apply for this position or to view a detailed position description, please visit and search for job number 498717. Please note 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 498717.

Applications close: 5pm (local PNG time) on Wednesday, 20 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: 
20th January 2021