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Program Quality Advisor – Papua New Guinea

CARE Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: International
Sub location(s): Papua New Guinea

Program Quality Advisor – PNG


  • Based in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea
  • Full time, fixed term – 12 months with a possibility to extend


CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.


About the Role

CARE Australia is offering a unique opportunity for a driven Program Quality Advisor (PQA) to guide the Program Quality (PQ) Unit based in Papua New Guinea. The PQA is responsible for strengthening the Unit, as well as improving our programming work. The duties include improving data storage and analysis, participating in project design, monitoring and evaluating implementation of key program quality and organisational strategies and frameworks.


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice and support to the Program Directors and Country Director, with a particular focus on strengthening reporting and MEL systems.


Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the Program Quality Unit and support wider country program teams
  • Lead the improvement of program and project quality across all parts of the organisation
  • Participate in designing project proposals
  • Work closely with project teams on results focused donor reporting, with an emphasis on ongoing skills transfer
  • Work closely with Senior Management and project teams to ensure ongoing training of staff and ensuring appropriate response and risk mitigation systems are in place
  • Provide strategic and technical advice to program and project managers, and project staff to ensure programs are implemented effectively with demonstrated impact
  • Provide leadership and support to program staff to monitor and evaluate progress of key program quality and gender strategies, frameworks and work plans


Ideally, you will have:

  • Significant experience and skills in guiding teams, with an emphasis on skills’ transfer and capacity strengthening in program quality
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, including proposal development and reporting for a range of donors
  • Ability to create and sustain long term partnerships including with other development actors
  • Strong understanding and commitment to gender equality, previous experience in applying gender transformative approaches is highly desirable


What we can offer you:

  • Access to generous leave benefits, appropriate insurance and allowances
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • The opportunity to use your skills to fight poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities
  • A range of creative solutions offered that may be negotiated where possible, on a case-by-case basis, to help you balance work with life


How to Apply?

Please review the Position Description and Candidate Information Pack available on our website and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’ via the portal (www.care.org.au/careers). Please ensure you attach your CV and a maximum 3-page cover letter addressing how your experience matches each selection criteria. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.


This will be conducted as a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Please submit your application ASAP if you are interested in the role. More information can be found at careaustralia.connxcareers.com/Job/ViewJobs


Questions about the role?

Please contact Justine McMahon, Country Director, at [email protected].


Applications close: Tuesday 30 April 2024


CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We strongly encourage national candidates, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply.

Closing Date: Apr 30, 2024