GEDSI and Women’s Economic Empowerment Adviser | APEP

ABT Global
  • Location
    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 14

Position description

• Location: Port Moresby, PNG
• Commencement: July 2024
• Duration of contract: Long-term – 12 months with possible extension
• Open to all applicants


About the Program

The Australia PNG Economic Partnership (APEP) is a multi-sectoral investment to assist GoPNG to create a stable and more prosperous country. APEP is one of the coordination points from which Australia delivers its economic development assistance to PNG under the broader PNGAus Partnership.

APEP has five main work streams with the following end of program outcomes:

EOPO 1 - Safeguarding Macroeconomic Stability
EOPO 2 - Strengthening Public Financial Management
EOPO 3 - Supporting More Efficient and Inclusive Markets
EOPO 4 - Fostering Inclusive Growth and Expanded Livelihoods
EOPO 5 - Catalysing Economic Research and Dialogue

Gender equality, disability, social inclusion (GEDSI), women’s economic empowerment, safeguarding, climate, economic dialogue and open government at are cross-cutting objectives for all engagement areas (pillars).

APEP has developed a GEDSI & Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy to guide implementation and integration of GEDSI and women’s economic empowerment actions across the Partnership. The strategy aims to contribute to the overall goal: Papua New Guinea has a resilient and diversified economy capable of lifting the standing or living for all Papua New Guineans.

APEP applies a twin-track approach to GEDSI and Women’s Economic Empowerment:

  • mainstreaming into pillar activities; and
  • discrete, centrally managed projects where it facilitates cross-cutting progress towards program outcomes.



About the Opportunity

The GEDSI & Women’s Economic Empowerment Adviser will work closely with the APEP GEDSI and Safeguarding team and the Team Leader, Partnerships & Performance to progress the implementation of APEP’s GEDSI & Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy. This will involve project management and implementation of discrete activities.

The Adviser will engage closely with all pillar teams to conduct GEDSI analysis at project concept and design stage and help the teams to translate opportunities into actions.

The Adviser will ensure that APEP’s support remains aligned to DFAT and GoPNG’s GESI, Disability and Women’s Economic Empowerment objectives. The Adviser will also collaborate closely with the PNG Women Lead program to ensure that APEP is not duplicating.

About You

For applications to be considered, a response to the key selection criteria below must be provided;
•Demonstrated experience (5+ years desirable) in designing and implementing GEDSI and women’s economic empowerment activities in complex settings.
•Demonstrated experience working with teams in a large and complex organisation to institutionalise GEDSI mainstreaming approaches.
•Demonstrated project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritise multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines.
•Outstanding verbal and written communications skills including the ability to influence positive team culture and performance across a large cross-multicultural team.
•Commitment to the principles of inclusion, localisation and equity and demonstrated ability to actively integrate these principles into daily work.
•Experience working in PNG or another international development context will be highly regarded.

Application instructions

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