WordPress Front End Developer

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Consultant (Short term)
  • Short-term consultancy contract with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Start date as soon as possible
  • Port Moresby based, Non-ARF role

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. The Awards program focuses 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; Short Course Awards; and Alumni Engagement. Australia Awards PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

Working closely with the PR, Marketing and Partnerships Manager, the WordPress Front End Developer will be the responsible for the complete overhaul of one WordPress website. Employing best practices for page weight, search engine optimization, and social networking integration, the Developer will also ensure that established brand and WCAG 2018 accessibility guidelines are followed. The developer will create intuitive navigation for identified user groups.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing on the WordPress platform and tertiary qualifications in fine arts, graphic design, communications, or web development. Previous demonstrated development expertise using core tools HTML5, CSS3, front-end JavaScript (including jQuery library), and PHP and high level inter-personal and communication skills, and stakeholder management skills are essential.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search for the job reference number 497315.

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

This position is based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. For further enquiries please contact: internationaldevelopment@coffey.com.

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: 
9th September 2018