Job: Australian Awards Scholarships Coordinator - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

  •  Job no: 499806
  • Work type: Contract
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Categories: Economic Growth, Education
  • Scholarships Coordinator with the long-standing Australia Awards program in Papua New Guinea
  • Contract is initially until 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension
  • Located in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The Program

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The Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) Facility is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG.

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 ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from rural and remote locations. The program supports alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in Australia, primarily at the postgraduate level
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short-term professional development study in Australia or PNG, often receiving an Australian qualification
  • Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps
  • As a further extension of these scholarships, the AAPNG Facility supports the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools Initiative which connects Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to build capability and deepen people-to-people links to underpin the enduring partnership between Australia and PNG.

The AAPNG Facility also facilitates the PNGAus Partnerships for higher education which involves projects that develop partnerships between Papua New Guinean and Australian higher education institutions to strengthen PNG institutions’ capacity in teaching, learning and research in alignment with the Government of PNG’s higher education reform agenda.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, AAPNG has six stream activities:

Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; Alumni Engagement; Secondary Schools; and Higher Education.  AAPNG is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government. 

The Position

The Scholarships Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing the In-PNG Scholarships cycle activities with a focus on ensuring a successful study experience for awardees studying in a select group of partner tertiary institutions. 

Please click on the link below for a Position Description 

Download File AAPNG PD Scholarships Coordinator PPA 2022.docx

The Person

Our ideal candidate will be personable, well organised and methodical, with excellent administration skills and self management. They will be able to manage competing priorities, ensuring quality is maintained, and will have a good understanding of the tertiary education sector of Papua New Guinea.

Additional Skills & Experience:

  • A university degree qualification in a relevant field (International Relations, Development Studies, Business etc.) or an equivalent combination of professional experience and training
  • Experience in project coordination in international development context is desirable
  • Knowledge of the tertiary education sector of Papua New Guinea
  • High level inter-personal and communication skills for building and maintaining relationships, reporting, delivering messages and identifying and managing issues
  • High level proficiency in spoken and written English

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Papua New Guinea.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. 


For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 499806.

Applications close:  midnight (PNG time) Sunday 11 September 2022

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