A unique opportunity to join the peak-body for Australian international development NGOs.
Classification level of this role is between Senior Officer 3 – 4 ($93,798- $96,055) based on skills and experience. This includes a fringe benefits concession of up to $15,900, plus 11% superannuation.
Canberra-based, with flexible working arrangements (home or office) and around carer needs
0.8-1 FTE, permanent
Applications close midnight Monday 29 January 2024.
View the position description here
Are you passionate about human rights and international development?
Are you committed to working for the greater good?
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the peak body for Australia’s international humanitarian and development NGOs. The Australian Council for international Development (ACFID) is Australia’s peak body for NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.
We are seeking a highly experienced candidate to fill a permanent full-time position.
The Policy and Partnerships Lead is responsible for developing ACFID’s positions on international development policy in line with ACFID’s Advocacy Agenda and Strategic Plan. As a senior member of the team, the role is responsible for managing a number of staff, several external partnerships, and sits on ACFID’s Expanded Management Team.
This role is expected to lead, in close coordination with the Chief of Policy, ACFID’s development of policy content and engagement with stakeholders and decision makers. The position works within the team to ensure that ACFID is positioned to engage in current policy debates including around DFAT’s new International Development Policy, as well as to foresee and predict new areas of policy that meet ACFID’s strategic aims and those of our members.
A key responsibility of the Lead is to manage ACFID’s Grant Agreement and formal Partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This includes managing the grant workplan, delivering all required reporting and M&E, coordinating partnership dialogues, and ensuring ACFID’s compliance with all DFAT requirements. The role-holder is also responsible for building ACFID’s relationships with other key partners and stakeholders in Government and the wider CSO sector, in Australia and our region.
The successful applicant will be a motivated and experienced policy and programs professional. They will have strong management skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to take initiative and be flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment They will value diversity in the workplace and commit to ACFID’s values as outlined in our Strategic Plan.
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian action. Our vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.
Founded in 1965, ACFID currently has 127 members and 20 affiliates operating in more than 90 developing countries. The total revenue raised by ACFID’s membership from all sources amounts to $1.26 billion (2021 – 22), $773 million of which is raised from over 1.1 million Australians. ACFID’s members range between large Australian multi-sectoral organisations that are linked to international federations of NGOs, to agencies with specialised thematic expertise, and smaller community-based groups, with a mix of secular and faith-based organisations.
ACFID is a Public Benevolent Institution and has salary packaging which allows employees to use a proportion of the salary using tax-free dollars. The end result is an increase in your take-home pay. Employees have a total of approximately $15,899* per Fringe Benefit Tax year to salary package. In addition, ACFID’s PBI status enables you to salary package a further approximate $2,650 per year for personal meals and accommodation on top of the normal salary packaging amount. *You can find more information about Salary Packaging here: https://www.cbb.com.au/discover-salary-packaging/
We value diversity in the workplace and model our commitment to the values outlined in our strategic plan. ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability status or national origin. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Individuals of diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Taking into account ACFID’s core competencies and the required functional competencies of the role as detailed in the position description please send a covering letter and your Resume by filling in this online Application for Employment form. The covering letter, including your response to the selection criteria, should be no longer than two A4 pages.
Applications will close at midnight on Monday 29 January 2023
Applicants are encouraged to apply before closing date as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Applicants will then be shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews can be conducted remotely at the candidate’s preference, though the successful candidate must be available to commence as soon as possible and be based in ACFID’s office in Canberra.
ACFID’s preference is for the role to be 1 FTE but actual days can be negotiated based on the successful applicant’s preference. Applicants are asked to provide their preferred working arrangements within the provisions outlined, and all applicants and their preferred working hours will be considered.
Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check. To be eligible for this position you must have a legal right to work in Australia.
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact ACFID’s Chief of Policy and Advocacy Jessica Mackenzie, [email protected] or 0478 085 593.