Call for Expression of Interest: UNITECH Governing Council Member


The PNG University of Technology Council currently has one (1) vacancy for an external Council Member with financial acumen. Therefore, the University is now calling for expressions of interest form qualified and experienced Papua New Guineans to the be appointed to the University Council.

Functions of the Council

  • To appoint Officers, Professors, Heads of Departments of the University academic, administrative and other staff of the University.
  • To have the charge of the management and administration of the income, property and personnel of the University, and the conduct of all matters relating to the University not otherwise provided for in or under subordinate legislation made in accordance with this Act.
  • To approve the annual report, annual financial statements, the audit report thereon and the budget of the University for the next financial year.
  • TO exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by the this Act.
  • Generally, to take such actions as appears to it best calculated to promote the interest of the University
  • In determining any matter which directly affects the academic policy of the University, the Council shall consult with the Academic Board.

Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following general requirements

  • Must have a Bachelors Degree or higher in Accounting, Management, Economics, Project Management, Public Policy or other relevant qualifications.
  • Must pass the “Fit and Proper Persons” Requirement
  • Must have extensive financial management, experience in serving both the Public and Private Sector organizations.
  • A fair knowledge of higher education sector in Papua New Guinea
  • Experience in Board roles with other organizations both public and private would be and added advantage.
  • Must be a certified practicing accountant

Fit and proper person’s requirements

  • The nominee is a person of good character and reputation and standing in the community without any criminal records or has not been charged with an office (Current Certificate of Police Clearance is required)
  • The nominee must be sound of mind and judgement and able to contribute to the business of the University
  • The nominee must not have any personal interest which may likely be in conflict with interests or objectives of the University
  • Must be medically fit (A full medical report is required)
  • The nominee must be a resident of Papua New Guinea

Application Process

Application must include

  • A Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • Current detailed Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact details of three(3) Referees who are contactable by email or telephone
  • Email to the Council Secretariat to obtain Conflict of Interest Form to be filled and submitted together with the application.
  • A group or an organization can also nominate candidates that they think can fit the requirements.

Applications are to be addressed to:

The Registrar

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Private Mail Bag, Lae 411

Morobe Province

Papua New Guinea

Email to: Council Secretariat on email :

All applications are treated strictly confidential and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The applications will close on Friday 30th April 2024

Authorized by

Veronica Thomas (Mrs)