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Coffey (Australian Awards)
Level 1, 33 Richmond Road Keswick SA 5035, Australia
, Papua New Guinea

Short-term Fellowships Specialist, Australia Awards

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Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
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Job Description:
Key role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • The challenge of working in a diverse and evolving team
  • Relationships and client oriented role employed under the ARF
  • Start date ideally in January 2017
  • Position is based in Port Moresby, PNG 

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. In this next phase, the Awards program will focus 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; Outreach and Alumni; and Professional Development and Partnerships. Australia Awards – PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

How to apply:
For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 495023.
Applications close 10am (PNG time) Friday 23rd December 2016.
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Job Requirements:

The Position
Reporting to the Professional Development and Partnerships Manager, the Fellowships Specialist will support the quality implementation of all Fellowships operations. In cooperation with the Manager, the key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee quality implementation of fellowships including pre and post-course workshops, including the design, preparations, logistical arrangements
  • Support scoping/consultations with key stakeholders (Australian High Commission, key government departments and administrations, the private sector, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and State Owned Enterprises (SoEs)
  • Lead participant selection and manage participant communication and logistics (including leading the mobilisation process and participant briefings)
  • Ensure the course and workshop activities are high quality and tailored to the sectoral, organisational and/or participant context, including through the effective implementation of participant short course project.

The Person
The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Administration, Human Resource Development, Education or Project Management in international development context. A knowledge of the Government of Papua New Guinea, its structure and reform agenda as well as policies and systems that relate to Human Resources and Training as well as understanding of the Australian Higher Education Sector will be required. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in managing a small team, have high level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships internally and externally. Experience in Australia Awards Short Courses/Fellowships is highly desirable.