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Program Coordinator – Identified Role

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: NT | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Darwin
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, Permanent Role based in NT (we are open to any location across NT)
  • Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!



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.



The Program Coordinator (PC) is accountable for the design and delivery (via Partner relationships and agreements) of programs within the Indigenous Australia Strategy. The PC works to establish and coordinate key partnerships to ensure effective program management and delivery takes place on time, within budget, and in line with the strong charter and principles that are held within the Indigenous Australia Program.


As a key team player, you have a proven track record of cultivating and sustaining internal relationships as well as external partnerships. Your flexibility and adaptability shine through, consistently delivering positive outcomes. Operating in diverse environments comes naturally to you, always approaching tasks in a culturally appropriate manner. You take initiative and exhibit a determined drive to achieve results. Strong skills in monitoring and evaluation, coupled with analytical abilities, underscore your commitment to program effectiveness. Join us if you’re ready to make a meaningful impact with your collaborative spirit and results-oriented approach.



  • Collaborating with partners to design and manage high-quality programs, overseeing implementation, monitoring, and evaluation and managing partner funding agreements.
  • Ensure that program activities are culturally appropriate, especially in the context of Indigenous programs.
  • Engaging partners across disciplines, serving as the main point of contact, and coordinating reports and accountabilities.
  • Managing project budgets and contributing to annual budget development.
  • Identifying, reporting, monitoring, and mitigating risks within projects and partnerships.
  • Preparing high-quality reports for management and donors, including field visit reports, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Contributing to overall team objectives, to foster a culture of engagement and collaboration.
  • Collaborating with other teams to ensure effective communication and alignment of processes
  • Staying informed about industry trends and issues and proactively acquiring information to meet program objectives.
  • Professionally representing the organisation and advocating for its goals in existing regional coalitions.



  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience in a related field (such as program management, community development, public health etc) highly regarded but not required.
  • This role requires frequent travel, and you must have the ability to travel for up to a week at a time.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a strong understanding and working.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to effectively manage programs, including program development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong experience in contract management, risk management and compliance, budget development and budget management.
  • Knowledge of public health systems, community development and/or eye health within the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive public relations with external stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and influence effective internal relationships that assist with program development and delivery outcomes.


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:  Wednesday the 27th of march 2024
Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community as such. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.


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.

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.



You will be working within our Indigenous Australia Program team designing and delivering (through our partners) key eye health programs.

Closing Date: Mar 27, 2024