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Work type: Contract
Location: Papua New Guinea
Categories: International development

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

The Coordinator (Communications Content) will undertake research, writing, editing and proofreading; maintain the in-house written media database, conduct media audits, and execute light design work as needed for a wide range of editorial materials, including speeches, social media content, human interest profiles, and other promotional output.

The role is also responsible for ensuring that all communication that is distributed by AAPNG is brand compliant and of a high standard.

Download File AAPNG PD Coordinator - Communications Content.docx

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism, international relations or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. Experience in communication strategies, writing for a variety of audiences, digital media, brand compliance and the provision of technical advice is required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in high level interpersonal and communication skills, stakeholder management skills combined with  computer skills with InDesign, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, and Illustrator and a variety of website applications.


Applications close 26th August, 5.00pm (PNG time)


This position is based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance.


For further enquiries please contact: quoting job reference number 497296.


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. 


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.  Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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