Senior Coordinator, Fellowships

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Apply by 1 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 June 2018

Job Description

  • Key Senior Coordinator role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • Short course planning and implementation oriented role
  • Port Moresby based, Non-ARF role
  • Start date as soon as possible

The Program

Australia Awards – 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 the provision of in-PNG scholarships.

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 Awards program focuses on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

Australia Awards – PNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Fellowships – Papua New Guinea (short courses) for Papua New Guineans to undertake study in Australia, receiving an Australian qualification; and
  • Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, there are four streams: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; and Alumni Engagement. Australia Awards – PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government. 

The Position

Reporting to the Manager, Fellowships the Senior Coordinator (Fellowships) is responsible for the quality implementation of fellowships including course preparation, promotions, applications, selections, pre and post-course workshops, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, contract management, and associated logistical arrangements and financial management.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Administration, Project Management, Education, or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. Experience in Human Resources Development, Education or Project Coordination in international development context is required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in coordinating a small team, have high level inter-personal and communication skills, stakeholder management skills combined with a knowledge of the Government of Papua New Guinea, its structure and reform agenda as well as policies and systems that relate to Human Resources and Training.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497198

Applications close 1st July 5.00pm (PNG time)

This position is based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. 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.