MIS Specialist

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 19 June 2019

Job Description

Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG)

MIS Specialist

  • MIS Specialist role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Short term – 30 days over ten months
  • At least 20 days in Port Moresby PNG, with the remaining days remote input
  • Start date July 2019

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 scholarships in PNG. It also seeks to foster people-to-people links between Australia and PNG.

The program 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. It ensures that study opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from remote locations. There is a focus on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three types of study options:

  • Australia Award scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily post graduate courses in Australia;
  • In-PNG scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions; and
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short term study in Australia (referred to as Fellowships in PNG);

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, the Facility has five streams: Australia Awards Scholarships; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; Alumni Engagement; and Secondary Education. Australia Awards in PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.


AAPNG conducted a review of the Facility’s Management Information Systems (MIS) in January 2017. The review focussed on possible improvements to AAPNG’s data management and reporting using the global Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System (OASIS) and its other customised databases used by the Facility.

The review noted that any redesign of AAPNG MIS should support efficient business processes, rather than requiring business processes to support information systems that are not well integrated, and this would result in substantial savings over the life of the AAPNG program.

Since then, AAPNG has implemented a number of the review’s recommendations and subsequently in late 2018 engaged a MIS Specialist to provide further directions. Based on this guidance, AAPNG is now seeking a company or individual to develop, test implement and maintain a Data Warehouse for the Facility.

The Position

This position will be responsible for development of a Data Warehouse, including system testing and training of staff. It also includes ongoing maintenance over the next ten months which includes development refinements and trouble-shooting support and removing discrepancies between the various systems.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have substantially demonstrated experience in designing and supporting MIS systems in education to demonstrate development impact. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated understanding of good practice in relation to MIS, including how they relate to M&E requirements. An understanding of the complex geographical and development context of Papua New Guinea is required.

This position is classified Category B4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further details.

How to apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search for the job reference number 497869.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on Sunday, 30th June 2019.

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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