Apply now Job no: 497547
Work type: Contract
Location: Papua New Guinea
Categories: International development

  • Senior Coordinator role with new PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships program
  • 12 months - with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with program travel as required (e.g. PNG provinces/Australia)
  • 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 Senior Coordinator (Secondary Education) is responsible for the leading the coordination, implementation, and reporting of 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 Senior Coordinator.pdf

The Person

The Senior Coordinator (Secondary Education Partnerships) will possess relevant university degree qualifications in administration, project management, education or an equivalent combination of experience or training. The ideal candidate will have senior professional experience in project coordination in an international development context, including events management.

To be successful in this role, you will have you will have senior professional experience in project coordination in an international development context, including events management. You will have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships, delivering messages, and identifying and managing issues. Strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and experience working independently and within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment is also required.

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

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497547.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on the 20th December 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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