Coffey International Job Vacancy: Resource Centre Officer - Papua New Guinea

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea
Resource Centre Officer
  • Key role with the long standing Australia Awards program
  • The challenge of working in an evolving role and team
  • Relationships and client oriented role
  • Start date ideally in December 2016
The Program
Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) contributes to building a qualified workforce, filling critical human resource gaps and fostering leadership in the public and private sector of Papua New Guinea (PNG), thereby supporting the country’s economic, social and environmental development.

The Facility’s activities contribute to PNG citizens acquiring professional and technical skills and knowledge relevant to the priorities of the Government of PNG and developing networks in their professional fields and communities in ways that contribute to economic growth, good governance and social objectives including health and education. 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.

AAPNG includes three types of study options:
  • Australia Award scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily post graduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards short courses for Papua New Guineans to undertake short term study in Australia, receiving an Australian qualification; and
  • In-Country scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.
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.

The Position
The AAPNG Resource Centre Officer is responsible for the reception of visitors, provision of advice to stakeholders and the general public on the activities of the facility, presentation and administration of the centre, and other general office administration duties for the program.

The Person
The ideal candidate will have achieved Year 12 qualifications or higher and have experience in a similar customer focused role in the government, private or development sector. The role requires good computer skills in MS Word and Excel including some experience with data input. Candidates will also need high level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships internally and externally.

Applications close 5.00pm (Australian Central Time) 18th November 2016.

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This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.