Monday, 19 February 2018

Palladium International,On Award Manager Jobs Vacancy

Closing date: 05 Mar 2018
Position: On Award Manager
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Reporting to: Alumni Engagement Manager
Commence: 1 April 2018
Contract Duration: Up to 31 March 2020

The On-Award Manager will be responsible for overall scoping, coordination, administration, logistics and monitoring of the On-Award activities in line with DFAT guidelines and the objectives of Australia Awards - Africa Scholarships. Working closely with the short-term Alumni Engagement Adviser, the On-Award Manager will ensure that Australian based activities are consistent with intermediate and long-term program outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities: On-Award Enrichment
  • Promote university offered On-Award enrichment activities to all Awardees through Portal communications
  • Engage with and provide advice to Australian universities to support the development of activities that will enrich the on-Award experience and professional networking.
  • Identify, promote and report on on-award enrichment opportunities with Australian organisations
  • Develop and implement the guidelines for the "On Award Enhancement Fund".
  • Collate awardee profiles, case studies and document good practice about on-award enrichment.
  • Identify in-Australia conferences that support awardees professional development and networks and facilitate Awardee participation.
  • Identify opportunities for professional networking and the forming of positive ongoing links and partnerships with Australian entities and persons.
  • Lead the Peer-to-Peer mentoring program in particular; source industry mentors, confirm mentees and link mentees to mentors.
  • Participate in evaluating activities and reporting on mentoring activities.
  • Support other on-award mentoring (e.g. Awardee to Senior Awardee mentoring) in cooperation with the rest of the Alumni Engagement Team.
  • Lead the Stay Connected events in cooperation with an external service provider.
  • Provide logistical support for participants and quality assurance for these events.
  • Evaluate and report on annual Stay Connected activities.
  • Recommend modifications and enhancements to ensure program funded on-award activities provide value for money and realise outcomes consistent with the program logic.
  • Through the Alumni Portal, communicate with awardees on RAP modifications while on award.
  • On advice from the Communications Manager and Alumni Engagement Manager source, write and contribute to Communications outputs, such as news items and awardee profiles that enhance program outcomes.
  • Provide strategic direction to Awardees (and selected Awardee contributors) in sharing their experiences, learnings and advice on Africa Connect on Facebook.
  • Represent Australia Awards - Africa in Australia at agreed national events
  • Be the primary contact for all in-Australia activities, liaising closely with DFAT Activity Manager in Canberra
Communication / Reporting:
  • Liaise closely with designated DFAT Activity Managers in Canberra and in Africa to provide routine information and reporting on all aspects of the implementation of the award cycle;
  • Exception reports to DFAT as and when required;
  • Regular communication with the Palladium Contractor Representative, and
  • Report all suspected and detected fraud within 24-hours of discovery and by DFAT's Fraud Policy, the respective Palladium Policy and the Fraud Risk Assessment and Management Plan2.
Other Duties:
  • Participate in all fortnightly management meetings, and
  • Participate in relevant HR and performance management processes.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Essential:
  • Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations or relevant field
  • Minimum five years' experience working in a University setting, preferably in student enrichment activities (student services, mentoring, student support).
  • Experience in establishing and managing productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently in collaboration with remote teams in Africa.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Highly Desirable:
  • Undergraduate degree at Australian institution of higher education preferred.
  • Master's degree in communications, public relations or relevant field
  • Understanding and appreciation of, or demonstrated willingness to learn about, Australia Awards, the Australian Governments' Aid Program and international development more broadly, and
  • Experience of and expertise in event management.
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