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Senior Program Coordinator

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Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Non Government Organisations (NGOs)


Senior Program Coordinator

Come and lead a team delivering projects for the education, health and protection of children across the country.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence.

Where you come in:

In this full-time role based in Lae, you will be responsible for leading large program and operations teams in the implementation of Save the Children’s programs in Lae.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building strong relationships with key sub-national stakeholders, including provincial and district governments, relevant CSOs and FBOs and private sector.
  • Managing the expenditure of costs, identifying cost savings where possible.
  • Leading implementation of program activities that meet project goals, objectives, expected results and donor requirements.
  • Ensuring implementation of project MEAL plans to a high quality.
  • Managing staff performance, including coaching and professional development.

This role requires:

  • Proven project management skills and demonstrated experience in managing complex projects
  • Proven financial management skills.
  • Solid understanding of program logic and ability to translate proposals into a detailed activity plan.
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills and the ability to converse with both technical and operational stakeholders.
  • Strong English language skills and an ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • A willingness to travel to regional locations within PNG.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary, a friendly and flexible work environment.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Your application should include a cover letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the selection criteria, together with a current CV and contact details of two recent referees.

Send all applications to:

For more information or to request a Position Description, please email Human Resources on or phone 323 7061.

Applications close 4.00pm Wednesday 30 May, 2018

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, including people living with a disability.

Save the Children in Papua New Guinea is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, reference checks and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

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