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Project Manager & Product Trainer

Open to Architecture, Engineering and Construction Graduates!

Sago Network is currently seeking applications for the position of Project Manager & Product Trainer to join our community development team working to improve village health throughout PNG. The role is a permanent full-time position that will be based in Port Moresby and will require regular travel to Western Province, Gulf Province, Central Province, Morobe Province and other regions throughout PNG.

1. Academic Prerequisites

Due to the nature of the role it is a firm requirement that applicants need to hold a bachelor’s degree in either architecture, engineering or construction from a recognised university. These skills are requisite for the role and only those holding these qualifications should apply.

2. Job Description Summary

The Project Manager and Product Trainer is a single role will be employed by Sago Network in Port Moresby and will focus on the first two of the above key areas of the NGO’s activities. The role will, therefore, be primarily focussed on:

  • Project Management of Toilet Delivery Projects in villages across PNG.

  • Training of interested groups, from potential purchasers to community users, in the attributes, construction options, daily use and on-going maintenance of the Sago Dry Toilet, a new sanitation solution now being offered to PNG communities.

The Project Management dimension of the role will focus upon leading the planning and implementation of community sanitation projects in collaboration with Sago Network’s Sydney office. Planning phases will involve village visits to liaise with community leaders, assess project feasibility and plan for implementation. Delivery phases will involve construction material procurement and logistics and contractor management to construct the work. At all times a high degree of proactive self-management and independence will be required.

The Product Trainer dimension of the role will focus upon helping to train, explain and educate various interest groups about the recently launched Sago Dry Toilet product, a new sanitation solution being offered to communities throughout PNG that is the culmination of 5 years of research and development. Training will aim to build awareness amongst various potential purchasers and end-users extending from large-scale NGO purchasers to hardware retail sales people to community groups.

These dimensions will combine to play an exciting role within a small and dynamic NGO which is committed to quality water and sanitation products and services that make a tangible impact on the lives of PNG’s communities. The successful applicant will have a holistic set of responsibilities, will need to work with a high degree of independence and will be a key representative of both the Sago Dry Toilet as well as the Sago Network brand within Papua New Guinea.

The role will primarily be based in the Port Moresby office however will require travel to rural centers around PNG in the aim to both deliver projects and promote the Sago Dry Toilet.

(Note that a detailed Role Description can be downloaded below)

3. Application Process

Interested applicants should:

  1. Download the detailed Role Description can be downloaded here.

  2. Prepare the following Two Submission Documents:

    • Letter of interest explaining why the role is of interest (max one page).

    • Curriculum Vitae noting educational, professional background and providing two referees (max two pages).

  3. Submit the above documents via email in accordance with the following details:

Applications that comply with the academic prerequisites will be acknowledged by reply email. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be contacted during early August 2019 for an interview initially via phone and then in-person in Port Moresby.