Apply now Job no: 497546
Work type: Contract
Location: Papua New Guinea
Categories: International development

  • Senior Manager role with new PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships program
  • One year, full-time, with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with travel to provinces and Australia as required
  • Start date January 2019

The Program

The PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnership is a new initiative that will connect Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of select Australian and PNG secondary schools will work together to strengthen their priority areas of secondary education, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English and youth leadership.

Program delivery will involve a coherent, targeted and supported suite of formal and informal learning experiences for school leaders, teachers, students and relevant education authorities. They will include transformative exchange and learning experiences in Australia and PNG, school project collaboration, professional short courses, targeted scholarships and student leadership initiatives. 

The initiative will be delivered via the Australia Awards PNG Facility which is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position

The Secondary Education Partnerships Manager leads and manages the delivery of Secondary Education Partnerships activities and reports to the Facility Director.

This involves leading and managing the delivery of secondary education partnership activities between schools in Australia and PNG and related initiatives. These activities will support the capacity development of secondary schools and foster youth leadership in PNG and enhance the relationship between Australia and PNG.

Download File Final AAPNG PD Secondary Education Partnerships Manager.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree(s) in education, human resource development, international development or related field. We are seeking a senior level specialist with substantial experience in the planning and management of international projects or teams involving education or training or human resource development. You will have highly developed leadership and project management skills including work planning and implementation, team/personnel management, and financial and procurement management.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated successful experience in working with colleagues, government agencies, service providers and multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment. You will have excellent understanding of the Papua New Guinean and Australian education sector in addition to knowledge of best practice in secondary education and leadership development. The successful applicant will have previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols. Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills in English language is required. Ability and enthusiasm to lead change and foster a ‘can-do’ team culture and the ability to assess and work sensitively in a cross cultural multi-stakeholder context is also required.

This position is classified Category C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit  for further details.

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497546

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on the 6th January 2019

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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