Coordinator Awardee Enrichment and Professional Development (AEPD), In-PNG Scholarships

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 4 December 2018
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 19 December 2018
  • Current

Job Description

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

Coordinator Awardee Enrichment and Professional Development (AEPD), In-PNG Scholarships

  • Coordinator role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Full time, 12-month contract
  • Port Moresby based, provincial travel may be required
  • Start date as soon as possible

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 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 in 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; Short Course Awards; and Alumni Engagement. Australia Awards in PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Coordinator AEPD is responsible for coordinating and implementing on-award enrichment activities, including preparation for employment and alumni networks, for scholarship awardees and for the professional development of the staff at the partner tertiary institutions that host Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree qualification in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of professional experience and training. We are seeking a person with experience in developing and delivering training modules in a PNG context and experience in project coordination in international development context.

To be successful in this role, you will have knowledge of the tertiary education sector of Papua New Guinea as well as have high level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships, reporting, delivering messages and identifying and managing issues. You will have high-level proficiency in spoken and written English and basic research skills to inform evidence-based procurement and the development of training. Knowledge of curriculum development and teaching and learning practice is an advantage

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 497543.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on 19 December 2018

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.

About the Organization

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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