Job Title: Program Officer, Papua New Guinea
Organisation: Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women)
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Closing Date: 29 November 2020
Salary: Rates of pay are based on competitive local labour standards.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? This position is open to Papua New Guinea nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Papua New Guinea.
The Program Officer will play a key role in supporting activity management, planning, implementation and reporting on Pacific Women activities in Papua New Guinea. This position sits within the Pacific Women Support Unit Port Moresby sub-office, which supports implementation of Pacific Women activities across Papua New Guinea.
Under the leadership of the Papua New Guinea Country Manager, and as part of a small team, the Program Officer will provide support in all areas of activity and grant management, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for Pacific Women Papua New Guinea activities.
The Program Officer will work closely with Pacific Women Support Unit colleagues and key stakeholders, including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and partner organisations associated with program activities. The Program Officer will be required to establish and maintain harmonious and effective relationships with program partners and undertake all duties to a high professional standard.
Role and Responsibilities
Support the development and implementation of Pacific Women’s program activities in Papua New Guinea in accordance with Pacific Women Annual Plans and support DFAT in this process.
Monitor and review program activities (including funding agreements) with selected partners, progress toward objectives and impact, and funds expenditure against grant agreements.
Assist with supporting partners and other organisations to assess risks and implement policies on child protection and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Assist with preparing grant amendment.
Contribute to the implementation of the M&E framework at activity, country and regional level.
Assist with conducting due diligence checks of partners.
Work with the Support Unit’s Evaluation and Learning Unit and Communications Unit to analyse thematic gaps. Support the transfer of this analysis into reporting, learning and communications products, such as the Pacific Women e-newsletter and website content.
Build and maintain effective relationships with a range of program stakeholders, including relevant government agencies and partner organisations.
Maintain professional and ethical standards at all times, including those that ensure a child-safe environment.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and manual filing systems for all records, including emails.
Promote and represent the program as required.
Participate in team meetings.
Perform other duties as directed by the Papua New Guinea Country Manager.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Tertiary qualification in a development-related discipline, or equivalent years of experience working in a relevant field.
At least three years of experience in a project coordination or management role, preferably in a government, NGO or donor context.
Demonstrated understanding of gender issues in Papua New Guinea.
Strong design and analytical skills.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, complemented by strong written and oral communication skills.
High level computing skills with experience in word processing, spread sheets and databases.
Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team and independently.
Commitment to continuous learning.