Do you have an understanding of international development and a head for projects?
An opportunity for Programs Officer has opened! This role sits within the Program Support, Partnerships and New Ventures team (PSPNV) .
The position provides efficient grants and project management support for development and humanitarian projects and programs. You will collaborate with our Project Managers and Advisors as well as other internal stakeholders within Plan. You will also work closely with Plan Country Office staff throughout the project cycle to ensure programs and projects are impactful and meet compliance and quality requirements.
Who are we?
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.
What is it really like?
An average day in the PIA PSPNV Team is quite varied – no day will be quite the same, but throughout your time, we will see you performing these duties:
Support DFAT accreditation process;
Contribute to business development, including bid development and proposal writing Provide general project and grant management support in line with team goals; focusing on the Plan’s Early Childhood Development and Education portfolio;
Support the design and start up of new projects and contribute to program quality throughout the project cycle;
Support the implementation and close out processes to ensure efficient transition between different phases of the project cycle;
Collaborate with Project Managers and Advisors to review and finalise financial and narrative reports within deadlines;
Provide admin and contractual support to meet grant agreements, contracts and donor requirements;
Support and strengthen partners on donor and Plan compliance requirements through advice and training.
Our office is in Southbank. We’re looking for someone who can undertake some of their work here, and some of their work at home.
We work hard, but we are always flexible and supportive, offering inclusive leave. We have weekly team meetings, and regular organisation-wide catch ups. From salary packaging to an Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing, we are a people-first workplace.
Who are you?
You’ll need to be an organiser, project manager and problem solver and with strong written and verbal communication skills. You’ll be committed to making positive change in the world.
The core skills we are looking for are:
Demonstrated experience in working in projects and/or grants management. Experience with DFAT grants highly advantageous
Experience in donor compliance and donor reporting
Demonstrated ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders, with credibility, tact and diplomacy
Work experience in international development and/or not-for-profit sector desirable
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 with people from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
We operate in a hybrid model, working from home or the office, and with capability to support remote workers interstate
An open workplace in a central location in Southbank, Melbourne
A flexible and supportive workplace culture to make space for the other important parts of your life
We care about people’s learning and career ambitions and have a learning & development framework to support this
Regular organisation events, offsite staff sessions and social events to make sure we stay connected
Employee Assistance Program and other initiatives to support your mental health and wellbeing
An inclusive working environment with various groups such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group, Reconciliation Action Plan Group (RAP), Pride Network Committee and Social Committee.
Hours, pay and start date
This is a full time, fixed term role with a Base Salary range of $82K – $88K and access to salary packaging. We are looking for someone to begin the role as soon as possible, however can be flexible on start time. We are open to remote workers.
Read the full Position Description (PD) and see whether you think the role is right for you <insert link>. If you’re interested, upload your cover letter and resume through either SEEK or Ethical Jobs. 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 COB Monday 05 February 2024!
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.
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