Job Vacancy: RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, LIFE DRAMA PROJECT

https://i1.wp.com/www.upng.ac.pg/img/structure2.gifRESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, LIFE DRAMA PROJECT, PORT MORESBY, PNG.

Research and Administrative Assistant, Life Drama Project, Port Moresby, PNG. We are seeking a self-motivated, organised, pro-active person to work with a number of PNG and Australian stakeholders in the Life Drama project. Must speak English and Pigin, be responsible, and have excellent interpersonal and office skills.


Position Title: Research and Administrative Assistant

Closes: Monday 20th April 2009

Organisational Area: University of Papua New Guinea – Faculty of Creative Arts

Salary Range/Classification: PNK22,000

Status: One Year

Position Contact and Title: Dr Andrea Baldwin

PO Box 238

Lutwyche Q 4030

Australia

andreabaldwin@optusnet.com.au

Open to: Papua New Guinea residents

OUR PURPOSE

The Life Drama project aims to develop the skills of individuals including teachers, healthcare workers, church leaders, youth leaders, and others, to use applied theatre and performance techniques to promote sexual health and well-being. The Life Drama project currently has two components: the establishment of a Pacific Centre for Applied Performance (PCAP) in Port Moresby, and a number of provincial field research sites. PCAP is intended to become self-sustaining, and to provide various services for practitioners of applied performance throughout PNG, the Pacific, and northern Australia.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

The first year of the project requires a self-motivated individual working “on the ground” in Port Moresby, to help drive the work of establishing PCAP and enabling field research in the provincial sites.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role will be:

· conduct interviews with leading theatre practitioners in PNG to document their current practices and approaches to applied performance and theatre for development

· prepare interview transcripts in English for Life Drama researchers to analyse

· accompany Life Drama researchers on field visits to research sites in PNG

· liaise with and maintain good working relations with the key PNG stakeholders

· monitor and contribute to the development of pilot applied performance programs for sexual health education

· undertake administrative duties necessary for the effective conduct of Life Drama

YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

We are seeking a person who can organise their workload, act on their own initiative, and communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders face-to-face, by phone, by email, and in writing.

Desirable Qualifications

To be assessed via applicant’s resume:

Undergraduate degree or experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Community Development or a similar field

Skills and Capabilities Required

You will be assessed on the basis of relevant capability and capacity for the following:

1. Advanced knowledge of appropriate communication and cultural protocols for supporting the research team in PNG.

2. The ability to conduct interviews with PNG artists and educators.

3. Fluency in both English and Pigin, verbal and written

4. Excellent administrative skills including email and computer skills

5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member

Other Desirable Skills and Capabilities

1. Practical experience in theatre and performance in PNG

2. Current PNG driver’s licence

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide:

· A statement in no more than two (2) pages including examples outlining your suitability for the role referring to key points under “Skills and Capabilities Required”, which directly relate to “Your Key Responsibilities”.

· Your current resume – including the names and contact details of two professional referees.

Forward your application to Dr Andrea Baldwin, PO Box 238, Lutwyche Q 4030 Australia, or email andreabaldwin@optusnet.com.au.

Closing date: 20th April 2009

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