Program Assistant

Canberra, Australia
Part-time Staff
  • 12 month contract, part time, 3 days per week
  • Based in Canberra, Australia 

The Program

Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) provides long term Scholarships as well as Short Course Awards. The Australian Government has committed to provide up to 500 Australia Award Scholarships per year and up to 200 Short Course Awards.

Australia Awards are an integral part of Australia's development cooperation program with Indonesia and have enjoyed strong support from both governments for more than sixty years.

Coffey, as the managing contractor for AAI, is currently seeking applications for a part time Program Assistant.

The Position

The role is to support the implementation of the On Award Enrichment Strategy for Australia Awards Indonesia. This strategy involves connecting Australia Awards Scholarship students from Indonesia, while they are studying in Australia, with Australian people and organisations through a series of programs and activities.

The key elements of this role will involve arranging travel, accommodation, functions and events, and communicating with a range of key stakeholders and partners. The role may also involve preparing communication material for social and other media, conducting evaluation surveys, and preparing routine reports.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in office management and, or administration, experience in managing and organising events, preferably with exposure to international development programs.

To be successful in this position, we are seeking someone who has exceptional people skills, both when dealing internally with Coffey teams, as well as externally with clients, stakeholders, and service providers; have cross-cultural sensitivity in communicating with Indonesian scholarship students coupled with a high level of organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and identify and manage priorities.

How to Apply

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number: 495825

The position is classified as an A1 under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further details on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

Applications close: 5.00pm (local time) Monday 29 January 2018.

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donor’s 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.

Closing date: 
29th January 2018