Communications and Public Diplomacy Specialist

Abt Associates - Australia
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Apply by 25 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 13 June 2018

Job Description

Communications and Public Diplomacy Specialist

  • 12 months (Possible extension subject to funding)
  • Based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Program Overview

The Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth (EGIG) Partnership is a key pillar of the PNG – Australia Governance Partnership. Under the strategic direction and oversight of the Governments of PNG and Australia, the EGIG Partnership is responsible for the design and implementation of initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth through macroeconomic stability and strengthened fiscal management. Through bringing a range of economic governance and inclusive growth investments under one umbrella, the Partnership enables greater coherence between, and consolidation of, individual activities, effective gender mainstreaming, smarter administrative, contracting and management processes, and improved knowledge sharing across the governance portfolio.

Role Summary

The Communications and Public Diplomacy Specialist will work in a dynamic environment to support a range of stakeholders to develop and implement communications products. This position will primarily support the Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth Partnership to develop and implement successful communication strategies for engaging with Partnership stakeholders and clients. This position will also work with Partnership stakeholders to develop and implement their own communication strategies to support the achievement of their own communication goals.

With a multi-agency focus, the successful applicant must be able to adapt to the requirements of a range of different clients, work effectively with a range of different stakeholders and be able to lead on a range of different communications initiatives, from the development of communications strategies through to the delivery of time-sensitive communications products including press releases, speeches and online content.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • A minimum of five (5) years professional experience in communications, public relations or a similar field;
  • Demonstrated experience in; i) developing communication strategies, ii) speech writing, iii) developing written communication products including press releases and briefing notes, iv) preparing publications (layout and design), v) producing high-quality promotional material;
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills in English (written and verbal communication skills in Tok Pisin desirable);
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism, marketing, public diplomacy, public relations, media or a similar field.

For Further Information and Application Details

This role has been classified under the Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline A, Level 3, details regarding the ARF can be found here:

Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt Associate’s website at:

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associate’s website, and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria, including questions of due diligence.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2018, at 5pm (AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be

About the Organization

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

For more information about our company and what we do visit our website at

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