Secondary Education Program Specialist

  • Entry-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 6 July 2018
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 27 July 2018

Job Description

  • Specialist role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • Initially 40 days input over four months
  • To be employed according to DFAT’s Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF)
  • At least 25 days required in Port Moresby with possible travel to provinces other inputs may be provided remotely from home location

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 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. The program fosters people-to-people links between Australia and PNG and ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from remote locations. The program focuses 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;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short term study in Australia (referred to as Fellowships in PNG); and
  • In-PNG scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.

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

The Position

Reporting to the Facility Director, the Secondary Education Program Specialist will develop a proposed program to support the capacity development of a group of select secondary schools in Papua New Guinea through a partnership initiative between secondary schools in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

The position is responsible for reviewing relevant planning and policy documents and reports, consulting with stakeholders to clarify and identify possible secondary school partnership program features, and producing a proposed program report that draws upon existing mechanisms of the Australia Awards Facility and the PNG Partnerships Fund.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in education, international development, monitoring and evaluation or related field from a recognised university. Substantial education experience in developing and implementing successful program proposals and/or partnerships in the international development context will be essential for this role. A proven ability to work within a complex project management environment and cross-culturally with a diverse range of stakeholders will be highly regarded. To ensure success, candidates will need to display excellent interpersonal skills combined with high level English language writing skills, particularly the ability to write for a variety of different audiences.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497172.

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) 27 July 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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