ChildFund Australia Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

ChildFund Australia is seeking a dynamic Program Manager to manage our programs and the program team in Papua New Guinea. The role will be based in Port Moresby, PNG, and report to the ChildFund PNG Country Director. The role requires a committed, experienced and highly motivated individual, who can provide leadership, management, coordination and supervision of all aspects of ChildFund PNG’s programs, with the overall objective of improving the well-being of children in PNG. This role will also be responsible for building strong ChildFund teams, mentoring and developing capacity amongst all ChildFund PNG staff - with a focus on the needs of program staff. It is expected that the Program Manager will be an active member of the ChildFund PNG Senior Management Team.


Program Development & Management
The PM is responsible for ongoing program quality development, monitoring and implementation in accordance with relevant standards and policies and in line with the ChildFund PNG Strategic Plan. The PM will:

  • Supervise, lead, mentor and build the capacity of the ChildFund PNG Programs Team;
  • Ensure quality and alignment of the programs with the Country Strategic Paper and Program Descriptions;
  • Develop, strengthen and maintain high-level relationships with government, local authorities, other International and National NGOs, donors and multilaterals, as a representation of ChildFund PNG;
  • Develop proposals based on approved country strategies, including budgets as and when required;
  • Develop and maintain program planning with timely reporting as required by ChildFund Australia and donors;
  • Develop and promote institutional learning and systematization within the program team, with the aim of building the team’s capacity to support high-quality program interventions;
  • Ensure a high standard of financial accountability; and
  • Coordinate key Program Reviews.
  • Represent ChildFund PNG on relevant working groups and fora;
  • Act as a media spokesperson as requested by the Country Director;
  • Represent ChildFund PNG in organizational planning exercises as requested;
  • Promote ChildFund PNG’s position as a child-centered development agency.
Organisational Development
  • Serve as a key member of the ChildFund PNG SMT, contributing to all strategic and policy decisions;
  • Participate in cross-country strategic activities as requested.
Application process
  • Please review the full Position Description and complete the Application Form.
  • Please systematically address the required competencies outlined in the Position Description in your Cover Letter.
  • Please send the completed Application Form together with your Resume and a Cover Letter to 
  • Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.
  • Closing Date: 11 December 2016
ChildFund is an equal opportunities employer