Facilities Management Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 March 2020
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 5 April 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Facilities Management Officer

  • Based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Reserved for Papua New Guinean Citizens only

Program Overview

Abt PNG Management Services supports the PNG Australia Governance Partnership which aims to contribute to security, stability, basic service delivery and inclusive growth for all Papua New Guineans. The Facility is responsible for the design and implementation of the majority of Australia’s governance portfolio under the strategic direction and oversight of the Australian and PNG Governments. Bringing governance activities under one umbrella, the Facility allows for greater coherence between, and consolidation of, individual activities, effective gender mainstreaming, smarter administrative, contracting and management processes, and improved knowledge sharing and actions on lessons learned across the governance portfolio.

There are seven Partnerships that the Facility supports, each with their own governance arrangements:

  • Public Sector Leadership and Reform (PSLR)
  • Decentralisation and Citizen Participation (DCP)
  • Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth (EGIG)
  • Kokoda Initiative
  • Bougainville Partnership
  • PNG Partnership Fund (PPF)
  • Institutional Partnerships Program Deployment Support Services (IPPDSS)

Role Summary – Facilities Management Officer

This role will be responsible for the management, programming and operational delivery of all aspects of facilities maintenance, scheduling and safety of Abt facilities across PNG.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Create, maintain and be accountable for the scheduling of planned maintenance including establishing work orders and period orders with contractors, for all Abt assets and facilities across PNG.
  • Manage unplanned maintenance, repair and recovery for all Abt assets and facilities across PNG as required.
  • Build relationships with landlords and real estate agents to ensure timely and quality maintenance of leased building and facilities to minimize inconvenience caused. Liaise with contractors to ensure understanding of all requirements regarding repair and maintenance requirements for office buildings and its facilities.
  • Ensure financial processes are compliant with Abt Associates financial delegation and approvals process.
  • Ensure tenancy documentation is completed and filed in a timely manner and Asset Inventory forms.
  • Provide the Procurement Team with expert advice in support of building and construction projects.
  • Provide advice and support to the other Programs on building & facilities related matters.
  • Ensure high quality written reports and produced and delivered in a timely manner for Management reporting.
  • Manage compliance requirements in accordance to Abt Associates policies and procedures including incident reporting and accurate record keeping.
  • Ensure compliance with Abt Associates HSSE policy and have knowledge of Australian Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and compliance requirements.
  • Other duties as directed

Further details regarding this opportunity and associated remuneration can be found in the ‘Information for Applicants’ in the ‘View Position Description’ link at the top of the Abt Careers page.

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria listed. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, gender and people with disabilities.


Go to ‘Apply Now’, ‘Aus/UK Postings’ and by searching ‘By Country/ Region’ for Papua New Guinea, you will find this and all other roles currently being advertised for Abt Associates in PNG. Applications should be submitted online 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, 05th April 2020, (midnight, local time).

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

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.

More information

IFA_ Facilities Management Officer.pdf

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