Management Information Specialist

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Consultant (Short term)

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)

Management Information Specialist

  • Specialist role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • Initially 10 days input
  • To be employed according to DFAT’s Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF)
  • At least 5 days required in Port Moresby with other inputs may be provided remotely from home location

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 scholarships in PNG.

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

AAPNG includes three types of study options:

  • Australia Award scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily post graduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short term study in Australia (referred to as Fellowships in PNG); and
  • In-PNG scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, the Facility has four activities: Australia Awards Scholarships; 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

This position will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance regarding the implementation of a set of recommendations from a review of the Management Information System (MIS) of Australia Awards to support the planning, implementing and reporting (including monitoring and evaluation) needs of program activities.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in information management, international development, monitoring and evaluation or related field from a recognised university. Substantial experience in designing and supporting MIS systems in education to demonstrate development impact. Demonstrated understanding of good practice in relation to MIS, including how they relate to M&E requirement and an understanding of the complex geographical and development context of Papua New Guinea successful program proposals and/or partnerships in the international development context will be essential for this role. A proven ability to work within a complex project management environment and cross-culturally with a diverse range of stakeholders will be highly regarded. To ensure success, candidates will need to display excellent interpersonal skills combined with high level English language writing skills, particularly the ability to write for a variety of different audiences.

How to apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497316.

Applications close: 5pm (PNG time) Wednesday 5 September 2018.

For further enquiries please contact:

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. 

Closing date: 
16th September 2018