Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Coordinator

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 6 August 2018

Job Description

  • Exciting opportunity to work with the Incentive Fund Phase 4 team
  • Contract role up to June 2021
  • Start date ideally September 2018

The Program

The Incentive Fund Phase 4 (IF4) aims to attract, identify and incentivise high performing organisations to expand the reach, coverage and quality of their contribution to service delivery and/or economic development in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IF4 funding may be allocated to support activities in a range of sectors including but not limited to health; education; transport; WASH, energy, telecommunications, climate change, private sector development; agriculture and rural development.

Within these broad parameters, a minimum of:

  • 50% will be allocated to infrastructure;
  • 80% will support empowerment of women and girls; and
  • 20% will support private sector investment.

IF4 commenced in 2015 and disburses grants ranging in value from PGK 1,000,000 to PGK 10,000,000 to high-performing organisations throughout PNG up to a total of AUD75 million. The program will run until June 2021.

The Position

Working closely with the IF4 Deputy Team Leader (DTL), and the GESI Advisor, the GESI Coordinator must ensure that the team advocate for, and mainstream gender equality and social inclusion at all levels, including in operations within projects. The IF4 Social Inclusion (SI) strategy aims to elaborate the overarching program goal, purpose and targets by addressing SI issues within the grant application process and during project implementation to ensure Partner Organisations (POs) have appropriate policies and are effectively implementing SI procedures and activities.

The GESI Coordinator, under the supervision of the GESI Advisor will co-lead on SI approaches within projects, lessons learnt and advances in the areas of gender equality, child protection, HIV/AIDS, disability inclusion and women’s empowerment. The GESI Coordinator will support the GESI Advisor in the advice, and support of strong management of an SI strategy in all IF4 activities.

The Person

For success you will need to have demonstrated practical experience in supporting or coordinating the implementation of Gender and Social Inclusion initiatives in Papua New Guinea working on projects with clear gender equality, child protection, disability inclusion development and social inclusion policy, practice and outcomes. Demonstrated experience in GESI baseline assessment, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including GESI sensitive procurement processes is highly desirable. Knowledge of current international thinking on gender and cross cutting development issues together with a sound understanding of the current DFAT Gender and other related policies and the broader PNG Gender context will support you in this role.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497291

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) on 20 August 2018.

For further enquiries please contact:

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.

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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