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ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


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Country Program Manager – Pacific & Timor-Leste

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NSW | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s): Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, Permanent Role based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (Flexible work from home arrangements available)
  • Closing Date: Sunday 17th of March 2024



The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. Over 30 years The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as in Australia. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.


The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.



You will have strong project management skills across the full project cycle, including program development, implementation, and evaluation. You will also have strong collaborative skills, with the ability to support and influence multiple stakeholders and effectively engage with people across the organisation. Furthermore, you will have good problem-solving skills, demonstrates resilience and initiative when face with challenges. You will also have commitment to, and a strong capacity to work with diverse stakeholder with a collaboration and partnerships focused mindset. Additionally, you will possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences, including program design documents, donor proposals and reports. Finally, you will have demonstrated capacity to work effectively in cross-cultural / mixed language environments and strong computer skills.



The Country Program Manager – Timor-Leste and The Pacific (CPM) is accountable for remotely managing The Foundation’s projects across Timor-Leste and the Pacific (including PNG), including key partner and stakeholder relationships. The CPM will build partner capacity and work with technical and operational support teams to ensure that all requirements (support on compliance, project design quality, etc.) are met. The CPM is accountable for the strategic planning, design and operational delivery of TL/Pacific programs that are aligned with The Foundation’s strategic framework.


In 2024, the Pacific program will include projects in the following countries: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, and Tonga.



Program Management (Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation)  

  • Ensure effective coordination of the programme implementation among implementing partners and with government ministries and administrations.
  • Ensure sustainability of the programme intervention by promoting leadership and ownership of the programme implementation by the Government and through capacity development.
  • Ensure the timeliness and quality of the outputs and timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the projects.
  • Ensure delivery of resources and results according to planned targets.
  • Manage day-to-day program implementation, including adherence to policy, process, funding parameters, reporting and contracting/implementing partner relationships.

Provide strategic and operation leadership to TL/Pacific Programs Team 

  • Lead TL/Pacific team to ensure engagement through clearly set expectations, constructive feedback, capacity development and support.
  • Provide management support to the program coordinator and the consultants as described in the consultants’ contracts.

Stakeholder management 

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with all regional stakeholders, noting its complex working environment. The key stakeholders include, but are not limited to, FHFNZ, governments, UN agencies, NGOs, CBOs, and donors.

Advocacy, Partnership and Resource Mobilisation 

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with countries’ partners such as RACS, MOHs and other eye health related agencies, NGOs, CBOs.
  • Manage communications requests and submissions as needed.
  • Manage donor relationships in TL/Pacific programs and complete accurate donor reports, ensuring positive ongoing communication, engagement, and results delivery.

Compliance across all TL/Pacific Programs and Projects 

  • Ensure programs and team are compliant with FHF requirements.
  • Ensure programs are compliant with donors’ requirements.



  • Extensive professional experience in international development/public health project implementation, management, or new business development.
  • Strong experience coordinating and implementing programs within the international development sector, including project design, monitoring, and evaluation, preparing high-quality reports for a range of audiences (e.g., donor bodies), and proposal writing.
  • Experience managing the implementation of projects and ensuring targets are met.
  • Experience working in a head office capacity as well as in-country experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive public relations with external stakeholders, donors, and partners.
  • Experience working with large and dispersed teams and working in a global and virtual operating environment.
  • Knowledge of the health and eye health sector is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the Oceania / Pacific region is required for this role.
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally is required (possibly as often as once every 6 weeks, depending on where you are based)


How we recognise your contribution 

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:

  • Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing.
  • Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”, birthday leave; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave.

Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to LinkedIn Learning and focused development conversations.


To find out more about our benefits click here



Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button, please include a CV and Cover Letter. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]  for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.


Applications Close: Sunday 17th of March 2024


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.


Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role. 

Closing Date: Mar 17, 2024