• Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness!
• Full time, Permanent Role based in Sydney or Melbourne
• Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!
ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
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. 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 Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. 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.
To be successful in this role you will have the ability to both, work independently, as well as in and across teams. You will possess strong interpersonal skills, with proven experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders. This Is a global role communicating and engaging with our global programs staff. Further you will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills,
with the ability to think creatively about how to leverage the resources at your disposal. You will be an excellent project-management skills including attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multiple manage complex projects.
Additionally, you will also have the ability to analyse information from multiple sources and identify and synthesis themes or commonalities and identify gaps. Finally, you will possess critical thinking and analysis skills to identify where there are connections and opportunities for success.
The Knowledge Management Advisor is responsible for ensuring Programs staff:
• Have access to, and clear understanding of program strategy, policies and guidelines.
• Understand the programming expertise that exists across The Foundation and when and how to access this expertise.
• Effectively share program insights and experiences through a range of knowledge exchange activities and mechanisms.
• Develop and execute effective project communications, engagement and knowledge translation plans that ensure the right audiences are engaged effectively in projects and project outcomes are effectively shared with stakeholders and used to inform new innovations in programming.
• Developing, implementing and periodic review of FHF’s expertise finder – set up, promote across FHF and support staff engagement with a platform designed to link staff up with one another.
• Coordinate development and distribution of Program Insights Periodical – a publication that showcases program highlights, and innovations to a broad range of internal and external audiences.
• Coordinate and support development of technical guidance and tools – ensuring availability of the right guidance, in the right format to support project planning and implementation
• Coordinate and support a range of Learning Networks – ensuring FHF has the right learning networks established and that they function effectively.
• Coordinate (in partnership with Internal Communications team) Eye Openers – a key internal forum for knowledge exchange and communications of key programming activities and innovations.
• Coordinate development and oversee implementation of review of Annual Knowledge Management Plan – which sets out the key knowledge management improvement initiatives for the year ahead, and associated timelines, responsibilities, and budget.
• Knowledge translation capacity development – ensure The Foundation has effective written guidance to support teams to develop effective project communication and engagement plans and execute knowledge translation activities and processes effectively. In addition to supporting the development of knowledge translation guidance, the Knowledge Management Advisor will also support teams to build skills in this area.
• Management and further development of FredNet Knowledge Hub (Intranet)– oversee the further development and ongoing management of the intranet knowledge hub as a repository of key programming guidelines and resources.
• Support the Head of Program Strategic Communications and Director of Research, Evidence and Program Strategy to source content for other key organisational communications and reporting outputs.
• Coordinate key annual knowledge exchange forums and events, as required
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED
• Understanding the different knowledge needs of diverse audiences.
• Experience working with teams on learning-related activities.
• Experience collaboratively developing knowledge products,
• Experience gathering, assessing, synthesising, and presenting evidence from different information sources.
• Experience managing projects across a range of teams.
• Professional experience in the public health sector and ideally eye health.
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”; 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. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.
Applications Close: Thursday the 25th of May 2023
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. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require incumbents of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where medical conditions may make vaccination harmful to their health).
Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.