Abt Associates International Job Vacancy: Risk Manager – Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Posting Job


July 26, 2016

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



Risk Manager

  • Long term opportunity to contribute to innovative Governance Program
  • Based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Program Overview

The PNG Governance Facility (PGF) is an
innovative governance initiative in Papua New Guinea, aimed at
contributing to security, stability, basic service delivery and
inclusive growth for all Papua New Guineans. The PGF will be responsible
for the design and implementation of most of Australia’s future
governance portfolio under the strategic direction and oversight of the
Australian and PNG Governments.

Role Summary

The Risk Manager is responsible for coordinating risk activities within the Governance Facility.

The post holder will work closely with
the Directors and the various Units across the Program to provide
support and guidance in the development and implementation of risk plans
and processes, to support the Program achieve its objectives. The post
holder will report to the PGF CEO but will take guidance from the PGF
Strategic Risk Advisor, in the development of more enhanced risk
management approaches to managing the Facility’s risk profile and in
encouraging innovation across all of the Facility’s activities.

This pivotal coordination role will

  • Provide high quality services for all risk aspects across the Governance Facility
  • Quality assure risk processes and outputs across the program
  • Promote
    learning and develop the capacity of program staff, support teams and
    local partners to effectively respond on risk and control evidence
  • Establish and manage a high quality team of PGF risk champions to provide support for the above objectives

The successful candidate will bring:

  • 5
    or more years’ practical experience working with project teams to
    develop and roll out innovative risk management approaches; preferably
    applied in large scale, multi-disciplinary, highly flexible programs 
  • Experience
    in qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods with
    understanding of modern risk management approaches in an enterprise wide
  • Understanding of modern management system thinking, including, the application of business performance frameworks and evaluation
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective teams and lead
    collaboration, especially in a cross cultural context           

For Further Information and Application Details

Further information in regards to this
opportunity can be found in the Position Description available from the
Careers page of Abt Associate’s website at: HERE

Applications should be submitted online
and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key
selection criteria, including questions of due diligence.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 August 2016 (midnight AEST)

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in
the international development sector. Working with our many partners,
Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives
of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We
provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service
delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term
benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and
challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive
experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven
project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in
our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women.
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