May 31, 2024

GEDSI and Safeguarding Lead | APSP

  • Deadline: 02/06/2024
  • Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Organization: Abt Global
  • Salary: AUD $ Inline with Abt Global Salary band
Full Time

• Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
• Commencement: July 2024
• Duration of contract: Long-term
• Open to all applicants

About the Program
A stable, prosperous, peaceful and resilient PNG is critical to Australia’s interests. Australia is PNG’s largest development partner, its main partner on economic and security issues.
The Australia PNG Subnational Program (APSP) is an enabling mechanism comprised of three separately designed programs including; Bougainville Partnership, Kokoda Initiative Partnership and South Fly Resilience Plan and Western Province Partnership. Each program has its own outcomes, theory of change, operational approach and separate monitoring and evaluation systems.

There are five high level objectives which span all programs:
• Output one: Effective gender-centred programs delivered for Bougainville, Kokoda, and Western Province
• Output two: Support DFAT to coordinate Australian inputs in selected subnational contexts.
• Output three: Technical assistance targeted at key institutions and policy reforms.
• Output four: Rapid programming of resources in support of DFAT priorities.
• Output five and six: Analysis, learning, and adaptation.
Managed by Abt Associates under a single contract from 2022 to 2026, the centralised approach is aimed to ensure and drive value for money by realising back office efficiencies, ensure gender is consistently at the forefront of each program and deliver opportunities for learning and adaptation between programs.

About the Opportunity
The GEDSI and Safeguarding Lead is responsible for providing overarching management and operational support to advance gender equality, disability and social inclusion across/through the APSP.
The Lead will employ a gender-responsive and inclusive approach in all aspects of the role. The Lead will:
• Lead development/update of GEDSI strategies across the program.
• Support component Team Leaders to implement targeted and integrated activities to strengthen gender, disability, and social inclusion across the program.
• Identify, develop, and manage new initiatives to strengthen disability inclusion across the program.
• Lead safeguarding risk management processes across APSP and Abt PNG programs.
• Prepare/assess technical GEDSI analysis to support program designs and monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks.
• Provide technical support to GEDSI and Safeguarding team across the APSP.
• Be a part of and actively contribute to the APSP Executive Leadership team.
• Collaborate with Abt Australia International Technical Practice Team, Abt PNG Community of Practice and GEDSI stakeholders in PNG to identify, collaborate with and leverage promising practices to advance GEDSI outcomes in PNG.

About You
For applications to be considered, a response to the key selection criteria below must be provided;
• Tertiary qualifications in a related fields or disciplines such as education related international development, gender equality, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI), diversity or community service, or project management.
• Over 10 years’ experience in international development, humanitarian or governance sector programs is required. PNG or Pacific experience is highly desirable.
• Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement excellent GEDSI practice across organisations and/or projects.
• Experience in broad coordination and facilitation internally and capacity building to internal and external stakeholders in GEDSI.
• Ability to positively apply inclusive and diversity initiatives on development assistance projects.
• Excellent analytical and writing skills including the preparation of reports, briefs, and policy analysis for key stakeholder audiences.
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationship management skills with proven results in collaborating with senior leaders, external stakeholders, and officials to achieve outcomes.

For more information on the role and how to apply, please click on ‘Go To Provider Website’.

How to apply:

Tabitha Minnopu
Direct line: +675) 307 2235