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Program Manager

Scope Global
  • Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2)
  • Location: Adelaide (Head Office) / Melbourne (Remote working arrangement)
  • Fixed Term, Full Time contract to 30 June 2021

About the role

The Program Manager is responsible for providing effective and coordinated operational management  services to enable achievement of PACTAM2 objectives for the client (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), the Partner Governments in 8 Pacific Islands countries, the Advisers (approximately 30) and Scope Global.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain an effective relationship between the client, advisers, other stakeholders and Scope Global.
  • Manage the PACTAM2 operations hub.
  • Ensure program quality.
  • Provide support to the PACTAM2 Team Leader and other program personnel to ensure the head contract is managed within budget and contract deliverables and milestones are met.

Key selection criteria


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on a donor funded program or development program within Asia-Pacific region
  • Experiencing in managing project lifecycles (including risk management, monitoring and evaluation, contract management, finance, budgeting, and reporting)
  • Outstanding professional communication skills and demonstrated experience working effectively across cultures and remotely with a diversity of stakeholders at senior levels
  • Ability to multi-task, tolerate ambiguity, problem solve effectively and have an appreciation for cultural, political and organisational complexity
  • Ability to contribute ideas to enhance your role, and demonstrate initiative, innovation and flexibility
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in international development, international relations or project management
  • Understanding of the Australian Aid Program or other donor-funded investments (including the use of technical advisers in these investments)


  • Experience working in the Pacific Islands region
  • Knowledge of human resource management principles with contractor personnel
  • Understanding of DFATs cross-cutting issues

A flexible approach to working hours and the taking of recreational leave is essential with some out of hour work being required for Adviser briefing, program travel and on occasions, support for emergency management in offshore locations. Regular Interstate and overseas travel will be required. The Program Manager will be issued with a mobile phone and is required to be contactable in emergency situations outside of office hours.

Scope Global is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for all employees and we encourage people from different backgrounds to apply (including people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities).

Scope Global is a child safe organisation and will ask all applicants to undergo our child safe recruitment procedures.

A position description is attached.

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