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Australia Awards Scholarship Manager


Papua New Guinea (PNG) Jobs Network






National Capital District (Port Moresby), Papua New Guinea


Management and Executive, Education




Australia Awards – Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) 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. The Awards program focuses 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 currently four activity streams: 1) Australia Awards; 2) PNG and Pacific Awards; 3) Alumni Engagement; and 4) Professional Development and Partnerships. Australia Awards – PNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.


The Australia Awards Scholarship Manager is responsible for leading and managing all activities for the Australia Awards component of AAPNG (activity stream 1) and staff for all phases of the scholarship cycle, including promotions, applications and selections, pre-departure assistance and preparation, on-award monitoring, support and enrichment, and graduation. As a member of the program’s Senior Management Team, the Australia Awards Scholarship Manager will foster continuous improvement and innovation, ensure quality delivery, and maximise program outcomes for AAPNG.

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The ideal candidate will have a qualification at degree level or higher from a recognised university. Highly developed leadership and project management skills including work planning, team/personnel management, financial and procurement management are essential for this role.  An understanding of education administration, particularly university administration, student recruitment, admissions, and/or scholarship management and a working knowledge of DFATs policies related to gender and disability will be highly regarded. For success, candidates will have strong experience in working collaboratively as part of a small team, have excellent judgement, evaluation and writing skills combined with the ability to work cross-culturally with colleagues, government agencies, service providers and other stakeholders.


Any applicants currently in PNG should understand that if selected and are required to work in PNG they will need to depart PNG and re-enter on a Coffey sponsored visa.


For further enquiries please contact: [email protected] quoting job reference 495367.


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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. 


Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives. As Coffey is part of the Tetra Tech Group, you’ll be joining a premier provider of international development and engineering services with over 16,000 staff working across 400 offices worldwide.