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Project Manager, Poro Sapot Project

Save The Children Australia
Location: Port Moresby, PNG
Last Date: August 31, 2011
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About Save the Children

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.

Save the Children Australia operate in Australia delivering domestic programs and in the Pacific region, including Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. We also support programs in Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Indonesia.

Save the Children are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

About the Poro Sapot Project

Save the Children began its Papua New Guinea HIV and AIDS Program in February 2003 with Poro Sapot Project (PSP). PSP is an intervention in response to HIV epidemic in PNG, focusing on women and men particularly at risk for sexually-transmitted infections, especially HIV: female, male and transgender sex workers, men who have sex with other men, and the sexual partners of these groups. Secondarily PSP works with members of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary to help them better understand the life conditions faced by these at-risk women, transgenders and men so as to better protect their human rights.

In addition the Project works with Local Level Government and other community leaders; people who act as gatekeepers to sexual networks; and key government bodies including the Ministry for Community Development, the National Department of Health and the National AIDS Council.

This role is a contract role to December 2012 with a view to extension dependent on funding availability.

About the role

The Poro Sapot Project (PSP) Manager is responsible for managing activity delivery and achievement of objectives as set out in the Annual Plan and Budget for the Implementation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2011-2015.

Reporting to the HIV and AIDS Program Manager (HAPM), this role will provide technical guidance and management support to staff and partners and is responsible for all aspects of program implementation including and Monitoring and Evaluation system, administrative, financial and reporting requirements. The PSP Project Manager will oversee the SCA Port Moresby office and where act as a key representative of SCA.

With the support of 5 Senior Project Officers, the PSP Manager is tasked with ensuring that the project maintains a clear overall strategic direction in line with Save the Children’ Global Initiatives and Papua New Guinea Country Strategy Plan, along with the Government of Papua New Guinea’s new National HIV Strategy 2011-2015 and National Health Plan 2011-2020.

This role offers an attractive salary, as well as very competitive terms and conditions. This is a fully accompanied post.

How to apply

You can view the Position Description for this role on the Save the Children website at “Careers with Us”. Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter. The addressing of the Selection Criteria for this role is not required formally, however covering key areas as points in your cover letter would be appreciated.
Closing date: COB 31stth August 2011.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organisational Code of Conduct.


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