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Program and Partnership Manager, Children’s Media

Plan International Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | International
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The Opportunity
We are looking for a Program and Partnership Manager, Children’s Media to manage the project operations and partnerships of an important children’s media project called “Storytime and Play”, implemented in Solomon Islands, Samoa and Niue.

Note: this role is to be recruited by Plan International Australia (PIA), and the role sits within the PIA International Impact team. The role can be based in Australia (remote with hybrid office arrangements if the preferred candidate is located in Melbourne), or the role can be based in New Zealand or a Pacific Island country.

Who are we?
Plan International is a global not-for-profit, working to change the world so that all children can live happy and healthy lives, and so that girls in all their diversities can take their rightful place as equals.
At Plan International Australia, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe all different opinions and experiences will enrich our team and represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe. Our commitment to an inclusive workplace culture means we embrace working with all sectors of the community.

For 85 years we’ve worked hand-in-hand with local communities, so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can strive for work outside the home, so young people can speak up for their rights. We know that girls are the most marginalised by poverty, and for too long have been held back from reaching their full potential. This is why we work with all children to solve poverty but especially girls. We have a long history, but our approach is new. We’re secular, and we view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.

Possibility. Opportunity. Equality. Partnership. Love. Humanity. This is what we stand for.

What is it really like?

An average day in the PIA International Impact team is quite varied – no day will be quite the same, but throughout your time, we will see you performing these duties:
Program and Partner Management and Support
• Lead the program management and partnership management of the children’s media project
• Ensure all donor contractual requirements for the project are met
• Provide direct support to partners
• Provide comprehensive administrative and project management support

Technical Leadership
• Provide technical inputs and review programmatic documents
• Build and grow technical expertise in area of children’s media and ECD

Business Development and Programmatic growth
• Support maintenance of positive existing partnerships with donors and partners, supporting proposal development for program extensions and new program phases
• Support the Senior Program Manager, ECD and Education in developing high quality submissions

Our office is in Southbank, Melbourne Australia. If you are based in Melbourne, we’re looking for someone who can undertake some of their work here, and some of their work at home. Other arrangements will be in place for those based interstate or internationally in NZ or Pacific Islands.

Who are you?
We are looking for someone who:
• Has at least 5 years’ experience in the international development sector. Direct experience working in the Pacific region an asset. Candidates from Pacific island countries strong encouraged.
• Demonstrates strong report writing, analytical and interpersonal skills and experience writing donor reports.
• Possesses project cycle management experience, and a willingness to undertake project administration, meeting and workshop facilitation, through to partner engagement.
• Has great partnership skills and a desire to invest in, and maintain positive partnerships which support local organisations who bring valuable expertise and knowledge.
• Holds a relevant tertiary qualification in early childhood, international development or education desirable but not essential.
• Has excellent bid writing skills, and experience developing grant proposals for a range of donors.

Our commitment
We make hiring decisions based on your skills, passion and experience – this experience extends outside the workplace, and includes lived experience. Even if you don’t wholly fit the criteria, we still want to hear from you! At PIA we believe in looking for perspectives and abilities that new team members can bring and add to our culture.
We are dedicated to working people from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Hours, pay and start date
This is a full-time OR part-time role, in a fixed term (12 month) contract with the possibility for extension, subject to funding. We are flexible on start date, depending on the candidate.

What’s Next?
Read the full Position Description (PD) on our website and see whether you think the role is right for you. If you’re interested, upload your cover letter and resume through either SEEK or Ethical Jobs or email through to [email protected]. Include in your cover letter how your skills align with the criteria as set out in the PD.

Once we’ve got these, if you advance to the next stage, you will be contacted and invited to an interview, either online or face-to-face at the office.

Please note: When you apply, and if you are comfortable to do share, please know PIA upholds a safe space to share the pronouns you use, and is also prepared to make any reasonable accommodations or adjustments you may need throughout both the recruitment process as well as the course of your employment.

Apply before Tuesday 11th July 2023!

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as a child-safe organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. As part of the screening process, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, sign our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy and code of conduct, and where necessary complete a Working with Children Check.

Join Plan International Australia and help create justice for children and equality for girls.

Closing Date: Jul 11, 2023