Motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Opportunity International Australia seeks to end poverty in developing countries – one family and one community at a time.
By providing small loans to families in need, Opportunity helps them grow their own businesses and generate sustainable incomes so they can lift themselves out of poverty with dignity.
To break the cycle of poverty for good, Opportunity also increases families’ access to healthcare and quality education, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of gender-based violence – creating a new future for generations to come.
Reporting to the Head of Programs, this role leads Opportunity’s high impact programs in the Asia region, with oversight of partnerships strategy and engagement, institutional / global fundraising, M&E and impact reporting, and program quality. Additionally, you will ensure all Opportunity’s projects and programs attain the highest standards of best practice as defined by ACFID and DFAT.
The core focus is on active programs in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh, but it also has responsibility for other programs globally, particularly in Asia and Africa more broadly. This role builds on Opportunity’s core microfinance programs, working at the intersection of financial inclusion and health, education, gender-based violence, climate adaptation and other program areas.
Specifically, you will:
Effectively manage your team to manage a growing portfolio of legacy and new projects/partners, and funding streams
Oversee strategic program planning and design with a focus on impact, scale and sustainability
Secure and manage technical and philanthropic funds
Ensure adherence to DFAT accreditation requirements and development best practice around GEDSI mainstreaming
You will be an experienced leader from the international development sector and ideally have a wide range of program experience. Your confident, proactive, mature and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success.
Additionally you will have:
Tertiary qualifications in international development, public health or a related discipline
At least 10 years of experience in managing international development programs through the project life cycle, with preference given to those with language and cultural fluency in India, Indonesia and Bangladesh
Significant previous experience and technical knowledge of project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
The ability to drive fresh thinking and establish new partnerships with community-based implementing partners
Experience successfully applying for institutional funds and working with institutional donors is a plus
Previous experience working within the ACFID code of conduct is desirable and previous experience with the Department of Foreign Affairs ANCP program will be highly regarded.
A passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, and an alignment with Opportunity’s mission, value and purpose, is critical.
How to Apply
If you have a passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section above today.
For further details regarding Opportunity International please visit https://opportunity.org.au/
Social Impact Careers specialise in recruitment for organisations that make a positive impact. As we have been contracted to recruit this role, all third party and indirect applications will be forwarded to Lisa Morell. Please direct all enquiries to [email protected]
We are likely to begin the shortlisting and interviewing process before the closing date, so please don’t delay your application. The advertisement will be removed once the position has been filled. Please be assured your application is confidential and we will respond to all candidates.
Opportunity International supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are all encouraged to apply. You will not be disadvantaged if you ask for an adjustment when you apply for a role. We want all applicants to perform at their best and compete with other applicants equally.