- Security Specialist role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
- Up to 60 days of input over 12 months, with possibility of extension
- At least forty days in PNG, including provincial visits, and the remainder as remote input from home location
- Start date February 2020
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, and short courses.
This role will provide ongoing leadership and high-level technical input and advice regarding the security management of all activities across the program. This will include ensuring that the security policy and practices involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of program activities mitigate security risk and promote the best possible outcome for the program.
The ideal candidate will have a University degree with a focus on security management and/or related disciplines (Business Administration, Political/Social Science, International Relations) or equivalent, including military or police experience. We are seeking a specialist with a minimum ten years of relevant international security experience, including experience in planning, organising and enforcing security systems and in conducting risk assessments in developing countries.
To be successful in this role, you will have professional experience working in Melanesia and a demonstrated understanding of how local cultural and social dynamics may influence effective security requirements and responses. You will have demonstrated a high level of interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop the capacity of staff and build positive relationships across broad demographics.
The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce high level reports and presentations. Demonstrated capacity to interact with various stakeholders in a complex cross-cultural environment is essential.
This position is classified Category C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further details.