Safeguards Specialist

Job ID:
66047
Location:
Port Moresby, CE, Papua New Guinea
Category:
Others
Job Views:
90
Posted:
16.08.2019
Job Description:
  • Safeguards Specialist role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Short term – 40 days of input over 12 months, with possibility of extension
  • At least twenty days in Port Moresby PNG, and the remainder as remote input from home location
  • Start date September 2019
The Program
Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea 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 scholarships in PNG.
Australia Awards includes three types of study options:
Australia Award scholarships primarily for postgraduate study in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for short term study in Australia; and
  • In-PNG scholarships for study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.
Separate to the Australia Awards PNG Program, the Facility also facilitates the PNGAus Partnership Secondary School initiative. This is a new initiative connecting Australian and Papua New Guinean students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of 24 Australian and PNG secondary schools are working together to strengthen areas of mutual priority, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English, youth leadership and girl’s education.
The initiative involves a range of formal and informal learning experiences for school leaders, teachers, students and relevant education authorities. This includes transformative exchange and learning experiences in Australia and PNG, school project collaboration, professional short courses, and student leadership initiatives. 
  • Safeguards Specialist role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • Short term – 40 days of input over 12 months, with possibility of extension
  • At least twenty days in Port Moresby PNG, and the remainder as remote input from home location
  • Start date September 2019
The Program
Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea 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 scholarships in PNG.
Australia Awards includes three types of study options:
Australia Award scholarships primarily for postgraduate study in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for short term study in Australia; and
  • In-PNG scholarships for study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.
Separate to the Australia Awards PNG Program, the Facility also facilitates the PNGAus Partnership Secondary School initiative. This is a new initiative connecting Australian and Papua New Guinean students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of 24 Australian and PNG secondary schools are working together to strengthen areas of mutual priority, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English, youth leadership and girl’s education.
The initiative involves a range of formal and informal learning experiences for school leaders, teachers, students and relevant education authorities. This includes transformative exchange and learning experiences in Australia and PNG, school project collaboration, professional short courses, and student leadership initiatives. 
Job Requirements:
The Position
Australia Awards in PNG is seeking to recruit an individual safeguards specialist or team of relevant specialists to provide ongoing leadership, high-level technical input and advice relating to child protection and family and sexual violence (FSV). This will include promoting best practice principles, strategies and practices related to advancing child protection and minimising the effect of FSV within the program and amongst tertiary education and school partners.
The Person
The ideal candidate will have Tertiary qualification(s) in social work, psychology, international development, or related field. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated solid understanding of, and at least ten years’ professional experience in, the field of Child Protection and FSV, including extensive experience in Melanesia. Experience in providing advice and designing initiatives regarding Child Protection and FSV matters for international development programs and applying global principles and standards and the latest best practice is required.
You will have familiarity and experience with applying the DFAT’s Child Protection policy and demonstrated capacity to interact with various stakeholders and in a complex cross-cultural environment is essential.
This position is classified Category B4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf  for further details.

How to apply:
For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search for the job reference number 497986.
Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on Sunday, 1st September 2019.
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.