UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, we work to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day our teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change. From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, donations help us to protect every child, no matter what.
We are offering a full time 12-month contract position, working in a flexible environment, built around the diversity of our team and their needs. A competitive salary commensurate with the not for profit sector is offered together with a broad range of wellbeing benefits.
What we are looking for
A team player with strong inter-personal and cross-cultural consultative skills, to join our International Programs team as an International Programs Manager. Reporting directly to the Director of International Programs, you will be responsible for the management and oversight of a portfolio of Priority Programs in the area of climate change, acting as a liaison and technical focal point on climate change with associated partner UNICEF Country Offices and Regional Office.
The role will also work closely with and take guidance from the Head of Climate Strategy, to accelerate UNICEF Australia’s contribution to climate change programming and engage effectively with prospective funding opportunities to achieve this.
Your day will include
– Developing positive relationships with UNICEF partner Country Office staff and understanding the overall country program and context, especially in the area of climate change
– Consulting UNICEF Country Offices and the East-Asia and Pacific Regional Office to identify new climate change programming opportunities
– Over a 12-month period, collaborating with EAPRO and UNICEF Country Offices to design and commence a large-scale, multi-country climate program
– Taking guidance from the Head of Climate Strategy, supporting the preparatory work in order to effectively engage with climate financing opportunities
– Coordinating work across the organisation to progress internal systems, policies and processes to align with accreditation and compliance standards (including DFAT and ACFID)
– Undertaking program monitoring visits (or remote monitoring protocols) and coordinating / participating in program evaluations as required
– Supporting fundraising and communications staff with climate change technical and programmatic questions, information requests, and meeting requirements of UA donors relevant to portfolio of UNICEF climate change programs, in collaboration with International Programs Communications Specialist
We would like you to have the following skills and experience
– Appropriate tertiary qualification in International Development / Climate Change or other relevant area of study, or equivalent working experience
– A minimum 4 years’ experience in international development program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, preferably with field experience
– Demonstrated experience / expertise in climate change programming, preferably internationally
– Sound understanding of international development standards, policies and procedures, and reporting requirements, as well as climate change technical knowledge and skills
– Proven experience in providing capacity building and/or program support, with strong diplomacy and negotiation skills and ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships remotely
– Highly developed written and verbal communication skills used for successful representation and advocacy in preparing and presenting reports and submissions
– Exceptional time management skills, with an ability to think on your feet and manage demanding work priorities
What will it feel like to work at UNICEF Australia
– An environment and culture built on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and shared purpose
– Sector leading salary packaging and a competitive salary commensurate with the NFP sector
– A flexible work environment with balance between home and office work, which puts the wellbeing of our staff at the centre of our decision making
– A positive and values-driven work culture which celebrates our achievements and recognises our teams
– A wellbeing package which includes such things as access to meditation, yoga, EAP and Birthday leave
– Commitment to our child-first philosophy with generous paid parental leave and offering
– The opportunity to support a global impactful cause and make a difference for every child
How To Apply
To apply for this fantastic opportunity please select “Apply” and submit the following documents in PDF format:
– Your Cover Letter, outlining your relevant experience and highlighting a summary of your strengths
– Your CV
For further information on this position, please be in touch with our People & Culture Team: [email protected].
Applications for this position close Sunday 30th April 2023.
All applicants are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. UNICEF Australia has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation and adheres to strict safeguarding principles. All successful candidates will be required to undergo rigorous background checks (including National Police Check and Working with Children Check) and sign and abide by our Code of Conduct on Child Safeguarding & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.