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Published: 25-Nov-2016, 04:01

Senior Coordinator, Australia Awards

Vacancy details

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

Senior Coordinator, Australia Awards

  • Key Senior Coordinator role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • The challenge of working in a diverse and evolving team
  • Relationships and client oriented role
  • Start date ideally in December 2016

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. 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 – 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; Outreach and Alumni; and Professional Development and Partnerships. Australia Awards – PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Senior Coordinator (SC) leads a team in providing key inputs into the implementation of In-Australia Awards. In cooperation with the Australia Awards Manager, the key responsibility areas include:

  • strategic direction and planning
  • performance management and coaching
  • high-level stakeholder engagement and targeting
  • promotion and communication
  • application processing and systems management
  • shortlisting and selections
  • awardee pre-departure, mobilisation and placement
  • on-award support and Monitoring, evaluation and continuous learning
  • support the implementation of AAPNG’s operational policies and procedures

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Administration, Human Resource Development, Education or Project Management in international development context. 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 as well as understanding of the Australian Higher Education Sector will be required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in managing a small team, have high level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships internally and externally.

How to apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 494956.

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) Friday 9th December 2016.

For further enquiries please contact:

The remuneration for this role is up to PNGK8000 per month.

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.


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