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PNG and Solomon Islands Program Coordinator

Maternity Leave Cover - 4 days per week (Sydney based)

8 Months Position - January 2020 to September 2020


The Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) is the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia and works with overseas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.  We have a holistic view of God’s mission.  We work with Anglican Church partners and others to see lives empowered and transformed spiritually, materially and socially.

ABM is accredited with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for its Community Development Program and is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID) Code of Conduct.

ABM is seeking a dynamic individual who will be committed to the vision of ABM.  They will be comfortable with ABM’s Anglican ethos and some knowledge of the operation of the Anglican Church is highly desirable.  It is also expected that they would have had experience in working in cross-cultural environments. 

The PNG and Solomon Islands Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with ABM's church partners in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands to manage ABM’s community development programs.  The role is expected to develop the capacity of ABM’s partners to manage development programs more generally, and to improve partners’ accountability to the communities they serve.


The PNG and Solomon Islands Program Coordinator will:

  1. Manage and coordinate ABM Community Development Programs in PNG and the Solomon Islands, as agreed with the International Programs Manager, and in accordance with the agreed Partner Program Strategies.
  2. Maintain good relationships between ABM and its partners, and support a relationship between PNG and Australian Anglican churches within the context of the DFAT-funded PNG Church Partnership Phase 3.
  3. Assess, report on and develop financial and organisational capacity of ABM’s partners to better manage community development programs.
  4. Prepare regular reports for ABM’s International Programs Manager, ABM’s Development Committee and other bodies, as requested, on current and planned programs.
  5. Assist ABM’s partners to develop strong links with relevant government departments (at all levels) and other network bodies, for example the PNG Council of Churches, and the Anglican Alliance.
  6. Perform any other Program Coordinator-related activities as requested by the International Programs Manager.



  • Demonstrated successful experience in program management at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of the Australian Aid Program and the Australian Council for International Development.
  • Demonstrated service focus and good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in delivering programs with financial, political and cultural acumen within budgetary restraints.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the Pacific.
  • Willingness to commit to up to 4 weeks overseas travel (divided over 2 trips).
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Download a .PDF copy of the Position Description here 


ABM recognises, upholds, and safeguards the dignity and rights of children.  Employment is hence conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Federal Police background check, as well as (where applicable) an equivalent Police background check for any country in which the Applicant has lived for more than twelve months during the last ten years, and for each country of citizenship.  It is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain a Working with Children Check, prior to commencement of work.  Strict adherence by staff and volunteers to all ABM Policies – in particular, ABM’s Code of Conduct and ABM’s Child Protection Policy - is mandatory.

All applications should be lodged with The Rev’d John Deane
– Email by Tuesday 26th November 2019.