Facility Director - ECDF

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Papua New Guinea
Apply by 27 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 14 June 2018

Job Description

The Role
Are you an experienced education sector specialist with knowledge of systems strengthening and methods to build capacity within government systems? Do you have an in-depth understanding of the context of Papua New Guinea and understand intimately the broad range of skills required to deliver effective education sector technical assistance and to navigate political economy issues and relationships? Do you have experience working on bilateral and multilateral development cooperation programs?

Palladium seeks to engage a Facility Director, Long Term Adviser (ARF C4), for the AUD 90M Australian government funded Education Capacity Development Program (ECDF) in Papua New Guinea. The ECDF has been operating in PNG since 2010 and is a flagship initiative of the Australian government in PNG.

Australia’s education assistance in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is designed to address education access and participation, including for women and girls and other disadvantaged groups, improve the quality of education, and improve young people’s employability.

The ECDF designs packages of technical assistance and support to improve efficiencies across the education system, including a focus on data and EMIS systems for better decision making and resource allocation, improving the quality of literacy and numeracy outcomes at the primary level as well as working to support the establishment of a functional TVET system across the country.

Responsibilities
You are strategic and demonstrate leadership - you help the Australian High Commission identify and pursue high return investments in skills development across the education sector. You will lead a team of technical specialists and project support staff who have a broad base of experience and expertise.

You are a liaison and a connector - you have the opportunity to shape a program of support to the Government of Papua New Guinea that best leverages Australian expertise and capacity to help build the human capital of Papua New Guinea and contribute to strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.

You are accountable - you manage the ECDF program in accordance with Palladium program management and fiduciary oversight requirements. You ensure that the program meets or exceeds the development objective set out by DFAT as the funding organisation.

You measure impact and are committed to high quality reporting - you will oversee that the development outcome narrative of the ECDF is well targeted and provides a strong evidence base for the achievements of the investment but also lessons learned in designing effective capacity development support strategies for country level improvement in education service delivery.

You inspire and enable awareness - of GESI related issues and HIV/AIDS in PNG through ECDF activities and placements.

Interested in this role?

To apply please forward a comprehensive resume together with a supporting statement/ cover letter addressing the below selection criteria, and tell us what excites you about this opportunity:
* Strong leadership skills and a proven ability to deliver results;
* Experience in a similar technical role or as a Team Leader in PNG or other country contexts is highly desirable;
* A demonstrated ability to provide strategic oversight and advice, and support policy implementation;
* Proven experience in a cross-cultural setting, including staff management, financial management and program reporting; and
* High-level interpersonal skills and an aptitude for working effectively in a cross-cultural environment.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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