Secondary FODE Teacher – Kokoda Track Foundation

Posted: 09-06-2024

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DURATION: Academic year with 6-month probationary period

REMUNERATION: Competitive remuneration offered



The KTF FODE Colleges are training facilities located in mostly rural locations throughout Papua New Guinea. The FODE Centers deliver curriculum to students to upgrade their certifications making them eligible to follow teaching and health worker professional studies pathways.

The FODE Centers are currently running the Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE) program, upskilling members of the community through the FODE curriculum of assessments and examinations all the way through to their Grade 12 certificates.

We are currently recruiting high-achieving, independent and self-motivated, skilled professionals for our colleges. Someone that is dedicated, innovative, flexible and team orientated. You will work with a small team to support the growth of our colleges and the success of the students following the FODE curriculum, this remote management will necessitate excellent communication skills.

The role is hands-on and will require the successful candidate to undertake a variety of tasks, including teaching, assessment, written and verbal feedback of student work, mentoring, administration of enrolments, developing strategies in maintaining student progress, supporting the community engagement with the facility, maintaining a student database, and maintaining regular contact with KTF.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the teaching, marking, assessment and monitoring of FODE Curriculum and determine instructional and assessment strategies to suit a range of student needs;
  • Oversee and set student targets in accordance with the requirements of the curriculum;
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment, including encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning;
  • Motivate and monitor students through the cycle of remote and on-site learning;
  • Support students as they approach and take exams to be fully prepared and confident with the process and material;
  • Research, prepare and customize learning materials suitable for a range of teaching and learning settings and a range of students;
  • Maintain accurate records of students’ attendance, progress and assessment and communicate these to the FODE Centre Principals and Project Management in Australia;
  • A good understanding and competence of technology for email communications, database entry and marketing as well as being able to manage an electronic version of FODE materials via tablet technology;
  • Open to learning how to use tablet technology to deliver the FODE program;
  • Any other duties as directed by the College Management;
  • Adhere to all KTF policies and procedures including child protection policy, no-alcohol, drugs & buai policy, disability policy, gender equity policy, and counter terrorism


KTF is currently recruiting secondary Teachers / FODE Lectures for the following locations.

Please indicate in your applications what location preferences you have.

  • Kokoda College, Oro Province
  • Kiunga, Western Province
  • Morehead, Western Province
  • Lake Murray, Western Province
  • New Ireland Province (Lihir Island and Namatanai)


Applicants must demonstrate they are able to meet the following Key Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor degree of Education – Secondary Education;
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience (secondary teaching);
  • Possess current vocational skills and knowledge that will enable vocational training and education programs in the relevant teaching areas to be prepared, delivered, assessed, evaluated and administered;
  • Possess the ability to research, select and use a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies to suit the needs of a diverse range of students, including those with disabilities and from other disadvantaged groups;
  • Possess the ability to apply information and communication technologies to the teaching and learning process as well as collecting, organising and processing relevant data;
  • High level of communication, mentoring and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently or as a member of a team;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current issues influencing the TVET sector, particularly with teacher education colleges;
  • Experience with the FODE program is


Applicants must have the right to work in PNG.

This position may require travel within PNG from time to time.

KTF is a child safe organisation committed to the protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our policies that ensure the safety of children and the protection of all from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening and the successful candidate will be required to get a Working With Children check and/or a Police Clearance Certificate. We promote diversity and equality in all our practices and strongly encourage those with diverse backgrounds and/or disabilities and or those who identify as LGBTQI+ to apply.

KTF strongly encourages all staff get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is not only for the protection of you, but also for the protection of our staff and the communities in which we work in. Following PNG Government regulations, it is likely that any staff who are required to travel within PNG will need to be vaccinated in order to depart and return to Port Moresby.


Email your application to the Kokoda Track Foundation with the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the following:
    • Clearly state you interest in the position of Secondary FODE Teacher;
    • Clearly state your subject specialisms;
    • Outline your teaching philosophy;
    • Outline your preference of location;
  • Your current resume;
  • Attach a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Attach at least one written reference.

Successful candidates will need to supply a current Police Clearance Check in line with KTF’s safeguarding standards. KTF is proudly a zero-tolerance organization regarding Child Protection, Gender Equity and Disability Rights.

To apply follow this link. For questions only please contact: [email protected].

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