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Child Protection & Gender Coordinator (Goroka Based)

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Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Non Government Organisations (NGOs)


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Join CARE International in PNG and be part of an organisation that serves the needs of Papua New Guineans living in remote PNG.

CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

Pikinini Kisim Save Program is a large 3-year education program funded by the Australian Government through the PNG Partnerships Fund (PPF). The program, will work in consortium across 4 provinces. The program aims to address the gaps in elementary education by strengthening existing education stakeholders and service providers in three key areas: 1) quality of elementary teaching to improve literacy learning outcomes; 2) community and parental support for girls’ education; and 3) subnational management and coordination in the education sector. Consortium partners include INGOs, government agencies, tertiary educational institutions, and Church Education Agencies.

We are looking to hire highly motivated individuals who can fill the role of:

Child Protection & Gender Coordinator (Goroka Based)

The Child Protection and Gender Coordinator will operationalise the CARE PNG Child Protection Policy and Gender Strategy. The role will be responsible for ensuring that project staff and partners are adhering to the CARE Child Protection Policy and that project activities apply child protection risk mitigation strategies.

This position will also support staff and partners to development an understanding and application of principles and best practices to promote women’s empowerment.

This position will report to the Pikinini Kisim Save Program Manager but will work closely with the CARE PNG Child Protection Focal Point Gender Unit.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Gender or equivalent and/or minimum 5years relevant work experience, preferably in community development, education and capacity strengthening preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO)
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the organisation with high level external audiences
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team
  • Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, trustworthiness with the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in both Pidgin and English
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

For more information, request a copy of the full position description/s including terms and conditions via the below details or phone: 532 2740 or mobile 7196 8447.

To apply, address the selection criteria in a letter of application and also include a Resume (CV) with 3 referees and supporting documents via email: or mail to:

P.O Box 1157, Goroka, 441 Eastern Highlands Province.

The closing date for this position is Friday 25th May 2018

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

CARE PNG is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply.

CARE PNG is a Child-Safe Organization.

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CARE International in PNG

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole ...
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532 2766

P.O Box 1157, Goroka, 441 Eastern Highlands Province.

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