Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Adviser

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Part-time Staff
  • Exciting opportunity to work with the Incentive Fund Phase 4 team
  • Short Term Adviser Contract role up to 4 months per year intermittently to June 2021. Start date ideally September 2018

The Program

The Incentive Fund Phase 4 (IF4) aims to attract, identify and incentivise high performing organisations to expand the reach, coverage and quality of their contribution to service delivery and/or economic development in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IF4 funding may be allocated to support activities in a range of sectors including but not limited to health; education; transport; WASH, energy, telecommunications, climate change, private sector development; agriculture and rural development.

Within these broad parameters, a minimum of:

  • 50% will be allocated to infrastructure;
  • 80% will support empowerment of women and girls; and
  • 20% will support private sector investment.

IF4 commenced in 2015 and disburses grants ranging in value from PGK 1,000,000 to PGK 10,000,000 to high-performing organisations throughout PNG up to a total of AUD75 million. The program will run until June 2021.

The Position

Working closely with the IF4 Team Leader (TL), the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Adviser (GESI) Adviser will have supervisory oversight of the national GESI Co-ordinator and lead in ensuring that the team advocate for, and mainstream gender equality and social inclusion at all levels, including in operations within projects. The IF4 Social Inclusion (SI) strategy aims to elaborate the overarching program goal, purpose and targets by addressing SI issues within the grant application process and during project implementation to ensure Partner Organisations (POs) have appropriate policies and are effectively implementing SI procedures and activities. Working closely with the national GESI co-ordinator the GESI Adviser, will lead on SI approaches within projects and at an IF4 policy level, lessons learnt and advances in the areas of gender equality, child protection, HIV/AIDS, disability inclusion and women’s empowerment. A key focus will be on integrating and mainstreaming GESI within projects; and assuring, analysing and reporting IF4 performance on the 80 per cent for the empowerment of women and girls.

The Person

For success you will need to have demonstrated practical experience in implementing Gender and Social Inclusion initiatives in Papua New Guinea working on projects with clear gender equality, child protection, disability inclusion development and social inclusion policy, practice and outcomes combined with experience in experience in applying GESI principles and concepts in organisational assessments, grant proposals, project performance management cycle of planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. Demonstrated experience in GESI baseline assessment, target and indicator setting, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including GESI sensitive procurement processes, implementation plan and risk management strategy is essential. Knowledge of current international thinking on gender and cross cutting development issues together with a sound understanding of the current DFAT Gender and other related policies and the broader PNG Gender context will support you in leading and driving organisational change related to gender.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497290

Applications close 5.00pm (PNG time) on 27 August 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.

Closing date: 
27th August 2018