Secondary Education Partnerships Manager

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 6 December 2018
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 6 January 2019

Job Description

PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships

Secondary Education Partnerships Manager

  • Senior Manager role with new PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships program
  • One year, full-time, with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with travel to provinces and Australia as required
  • Start date January 2019

The Program

The PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnership is a new initiative that will connect Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of select Australian and PNG secondary schools will work together to strengthen their priority areas of secondary education, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English and youth leadership.

Program delivery will involve a coherent, targeted and supported suite of formal and informal learning experiences for school leaders, teachers, students and relevant education authorities. They will include transformative exchange and learning experiences in Australia and PNG, school project collaboration, professional short courses, targeted scholarships and student leadership initiatives.

The initiative will be delivered via the Australia Awards PNG Facility which is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Secondary Education Partnerships Manager leads and manages the delivery of Secondary Education Partnerships activities and reports to the Facility Director.

This involves leading and managing the delivery of secondary education partnership activities between schools in Australia and PNG and related initiatives. These activities will support the capacity development of secondary schools and foster youth leadership in PNG and enhance the relationship between Australia and PNG.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree(s) in education, human resource development, international development or related field. We are seeking a senior level specialist with substantial experience in the planning and management of international projects or teams involving education or training or human resource development. You will have highly developed leadership and project management skills including work planning and implementation, team/personnel management, and financial and procurement management.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated successful experience in working with colleagues, government agencies, service providers and multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment. You will have excellent understanding of the Papua New Guinean and Australian education sector in addition to knowledge of best practice in secondary education and leadership development. The successful applicant will have previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols. Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills in English language is required. Ability and enthusiasm to lead change and foster a ‘can-do’ team culture and the ability to assess and work sensitively in a cross cultural multi-stakeholder context is also required.

This position is classified Category C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further details.

How to apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497546.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on the 6th January 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.

Similar Jobs