Support Officer

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 11 January 2019
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 28 January 2019

Job Description

  • Support Officer role with Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)
  • 1 year with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Start date February 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 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. In this next phase, the Awards program will focus 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 (Short courses) for Papua New Guineans to undertake study in Australia and receive 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 in PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Support Officer position provides day to day administrative and logistical support in a range of operational and activity areas, including human resources, operations and program activities, to support smooth program delivery.

The Person

The Support Officer will possess relevant administrative experience in an international project or large organisation. The ideal candidate will have quality planning and organisation skills including the ability to manage competing tasks in a timely manner.

To be successful in this role, you will have you will have effective communication skills both verbal and written, computer skills including data input with a high degree of accuracy, and a constructive approach to problem solving.

You will have demonstrated a positive, customer-focused approach; and a positive, team player attitude.

How to apply:

This position is a local position to be based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. For further enquiries please contact:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497596.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on the 28th January 2019.

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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