Apply now Job no: 496033
Work type: Contract
Location: Papua New Guinea
Categories: International development

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 fouractivities: 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

The PR, Marketing and Partnerships Manager will lead and manage the public relations, communications and stakeholder liaison functions for Australia Awards in PNG (AAPNG) and has a significant role in achieving the program’s public diplomacy objectives.

The position is responsible for developing and implementing an effective communications and public diplomacy strategy and plan in accordance with the program’s goal, objectives and strategies. This includes internal and external communications, public promotions and events, partnership development and management particularly with the private sector, stakeholder and media liaison, and ensuring alignment with DFAT’s branding requirements.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Manager will foster continuous improvement and innovation, ensure quality delivery, and maximise program outcomes for AAPNG.

Download File PR Marketing and Partnerships Manager.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing or public relations from a recognised university. Substantial communications experience, covering public relations and events, promotions and media, including in an international context, will be essential for this role. A proven ability to manage a team in a complex project management environment, work cross-culturally with  a diverse range of stakeholders and experience with applying DFAT branding policy and procedures 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.

Any applicants currently in PNG should understand that if selected they will need to depart PNG and re-enter on a Coffey sponsored visa to take up the position.

For further enquiries please contact: quoting job number 496033.

Applications close:  5pm (PNG time) 28 May 2018.


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

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