Papua New Guinea Programme Officer
Full-time: 37.5 hours
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract
Location: Melbourne, Australia, with occasional international travel
Salary: AU$66,256 plus employer pension contribution
Closing date: 22 November 2019
Interviews: W/C 2 December 2019
We are seeking a motivated Programme Officer to support our peacebuilding work in Papua New Guinea. We are seeking a diligent and organised individual who has strong interpersonal skills, displays high level of initiative, problem-solving skills and works well as part of a team. It is essential that applicants for this role have the right to work in Australia.
The Programme Officer will provide project implementation, administrative and logistical support necessary for an expanding programme of work in Papua New Guinea. The post holder will play a key role in liaising with partners across the areas in which we work, and in managing programme events and information. Reporting to the Papua New Guinea Project Manager, the Programme Officer will be based in Melbourne and will undertake occasional travel to Papua New Guinea in the regions where the programme is operating.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
• Experience of working in an administrative and support position to a team.
• Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining administrative systems.
• Understanding of and interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes.
• Knowledge of and interest in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville.
• Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.
• Experience of supporting monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.
• Experience of revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports.
• Experience of undertaking supervised research work.
• Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
• Experience supporting financial management including experience preparing budgets, monitoring organisational and partner expenditure and supporting financial reporting.
• Experience remotely supporting partners on the successful joint delivery of work.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake some international travel.
• Strong commitment to, and experience of, team and cross-organisational working.
• Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.
• Initiative, enthusiasm and a problem-solving approach to new challenges.
• Graduate study or local equivalent or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, peace and security.
• Ability and willingness to travel to Papua New Guinea (primarily Bougainville), and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
• Fluent written and spoken English.
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.