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Head of Program Development

CARE Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: ACT | Hybrid | Remote / Work From Home | VIC
Sub location(s):


  • Hybrid/flexible work options – Melbourne or Canberra location
  • Salary circa $120,000 base plus superannuation and salary packaging (may be some flexibility for applicants with considerable experience)
  • Permanent, full time position

The Opportunity
CARE Australia (part of CARE International) is an international aid organisation working to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

In this role you will report to the Director of International Programs and Operations. Demonstrating both extensive strategic and operational leadership you will  be responsible for undertaking strategic planning to secure institutional funding and mobilising resources that contribute to CARE Australia’s strategic priorities. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to develop and execute bid strategies and coach team members on the preparation of funding proposals and tenders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the development of strategy that supports the development of a sustainable program
  • Collaborating with CARE International and CARE Australia colleagues to strengthen our shared approach to resource mobilisation
  • Developing resource mobilisation strategies to undertake positioning to identify new institutional funding streams
  • Coordinating, drafting and reviewing technical proposals, including multi-country and CA managed initiatives
  • Supporting the alignment of institutional funding, private sector funding and new business initiatives with CA
  • Strengthening and refining program management procedures and related resource mobilisation procedures, particularly from the identification of an opportunity through to project inception
  • Ensuring compliance with CARE Australia procedures for narrative and financial concept/proposal project design submissions and contractual requirements
  • Contributing to the leadership and the management of daily operations within the International Programs & Operations department

The ability to undertake both domestic and overseas travel from time to time is a requirement for this role.

Ideally you will have:

  • Extensive experience in fundraising, proposal/tender preparation and/or resource mobilisation for international development agencies
  • Familiarity with institutional donor agency cultures and ways of working, especially DFAT, Managing Contractors and the UN system
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop a cohesive and high performing team
  • Experience in training and/or developing the capacity and skills of non-specialists
  • Strong project management skills to lead and support the submission of tenders and funding proposals
  • Strong knowledge of project finance and budgeting for international humanitarian and development projects
  • Experience in training and capacity building in methods, systems, and approaches to resource mobilisation and institutional fundraising
  • An understanding of the importance of empowering women and girls and a commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse
  • Familiarity or experience working within the corporate/private sector to support humanitarian and/or development projects and programs will be highly regarded

Why work with us?
This rewarding role will give you the opportunity to make a real difference and give you the chance to improve the world, advance gender equality through your work and contribute to change.

Additional benefits include:

  • Generous base salary including 17.5% loading
  • Increase your take home pay through salary packaging benefits (up to $15,899 tax free) – for more information, visit Advantage Salary Packaging
  • A flexible and supportive working environment including working from home options to support work-life balance
  • Career Progression
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Swap public holidays in line with your cultural needs
  • Additional personal leave and annual leave in excess of National Employment Standards

How to apply:
For more information on this opportunity and to review the position description go to www.care.org.au/careers

To apply please attach your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

This will be a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Don’t delay. Apply now.

Please note all CARE Australia employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy, PSEAH policy and Code of Conduct.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Pacific Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

Should you require any accommodations or support during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.

Closing Date: Jun 16, 2024