– Work with a team dedicated to supporting women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
– Flexible working environment, based in Melbourne or Canberra
– Permanent, Full time
CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.
About the Role
The Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for providing program management, technical advice and administrative support to CARE Australia’s international programs to ensure that they:
– are implemented in a timely, proportionate, accountable and effective manner,
– meet the objectives and requirements of relevant CARE Australia and CARE International strategies, policies, standards and guidelines, and
– are coordinated with and supportive of the work of CARE Country Offices, other CI Members and CARE partners.
The Portfolio Coordinator will manage an existing program portfolio and will be responsible for coordination and reporting to donors, including DFAT on funding received by CARE Australia. This includes working with internal Units and CARE Country Office partners for finalisation of Annual Development Plans and Performance Reporting, and working closely with CARE Australia finance staff on budgeting and financial acquittal of the ANCP grant. As part of the management of an existing program portfolio, the Portfolio Coordinator will broker relationships between Country Offices and other partners, as well as, other CARE Australia Units and Departments.
The Portfolio Coordinator will develop and leverage relationships with DFAT, counterparts across the sector and other strategic stakeholders. In addition to this, the role will act as a key contact point to CA to facilitate learning and support public engagement and contribute to organisational business development processes.
The role will support CARE Country Offices and partners in their work to strengthen the resilience of people most affected by the impacts of climate change, so that they are better able to recover from disasters in a just, fair, and sustainable way, with the aim of being as local as possible and led by those most impacted. This will include working closely with Country Offices and partners to strengthen the capacity of women to deal with economic shocks and engage with economic systems in just, fair and sustainable ways.
CARE is a social justice organisation. We are committed to gender justice and anti-racism, and to putting power into the hands of those most affected. All CARE staff must demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and the protection of children.
To be successful in this role you will have:
– Experience in contract management and portfolio oversight
– Demonstrated experience of managing PNG programming
– Ability to produce high-quality project documentation and meet external deadlines
– Experience in grant management including financial management skills and demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and acquittals
– Demonstrated success in efficient coordination and process improvement
– Engaging with Country Offices, partners and relevant in-Australia program and finance staff to plan, monitor and support implementation of programs
– Leading effective grant management across an identified portfolio, ensuring timely submission of grant reporting and requirements to donors.
– Contributing to and supporting the Business Development Unit and partners to secure funding from institutional donors.
– Working closely with Country Offices, lead the process of securing funding for humanitarian responses, through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership funding mechanism, in conjunction with BDU colleagues.
– Managing relevant quality, compliance and risk issues related to CARE Australia’s programming
– Supporting PDU in contributing to CARE Australia’s DFAT re-accreditation process
In accordance with agreed annual operating plans, support and monitor the development and continuous improvement of relevant CARE Australia and CARE International Program Delivery Unit policies, systems and processes, and human resource capacities within CARE International, CARE Australia and in CARE Australia Country Offices as appropriate.
– Supporting effective partnership management, maintaining collaborative working relationships with Country Offices and partners, other units and departments within CARE Australia, and other CARE members. In particular, contribute to and support the efforts of the BD Unit to secure funding
– Representing CARE Australia to Australian based bi-lateral and multilateral donors, other Australian NGOs, research institutions, foundations, the media and the public
Ideally you will have:
– International NGO experience in program management (preferably across both development and humanitarian programming), including design, planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting (at least 5 years experience preferred) and relevant tertiary qualifications.
– Requirement of citizenship/working rights in Australia
– A good understanding of humanitarian and development programming in the Pacific
– Demonstrated initiative, attention to detail, and organisation and time management skills, including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines.
– Broad relationship building and coordination skills and experience working with in-country colleagues
– Strong communication, negotiation and written skills
– 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.
What we can offer you:
– A flexible and supportive working environment
– Generous salary packaging benefits
– 17.5% leave loading
– Professional development and training opportunities
CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.
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.
How to Apply?
Please review the Candidate Information Pack available on our website and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’ via the portal on our website. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages). After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.
This will be conducted as a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Please submit your application ASAP if you are interested in the role. More information can be found at careaustralia.connxcareers.com/Job/ViewJobs
Questions about the role?
Please contact Sabene Gomes on [email protected] using the subject line “Portfolio Coordinator PDU enquiry”. Please do not email applications to this address.
Applications Close: 11:59 pm (AEST), Friday 12th May 2023.