• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
• 6 month Fixed-term full time or part-time, 4 days per week
• Based in Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane (Flexible work for home arrangements available)
ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
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 has 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, the Pacific, and here in 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.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience coordinating projects. You will have strong communications skills (written and verbal) with the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences as well as strong stakeholder management skills. Further, you will be process driven, with a drive to standardise processes in order to maximise efficiency. You will be a problem solver, always looking for the best solutions, while showing resilience and initiative when faced with challenging circumstances. You will be deadline driven, able to work within tight timeframes and able to manage competing priorities. You will be highly computer literate able to pick up internal program management and budgeting systems quickly. Finally, you will be a team player, able to adjust to changing circumstances and work within a cross-cultural context.
The Project Officer will provide support for the design and delivery of project activities, through our implementing partners, to achieve the objectives and deliverables within our Indigenous Australia Program (IAP) projects and overarching strategy. The Project Officer will focus on the areas of contract management, project monitoring, reporting and compliance.
• Support the programs team to implement, monitor and report on approved projects activities in accordance with approved Project Design Documents, work plans and annual budgets.
• Participate in partner and project reflections and reviews and adjust project workplans and strategies as required.
• Take part in partnership or coalition meetings when requested, with the intent to provide documentation of meeting content and document outcomes/ action follow ups.
• Work with the finance team and our partners to prepare annual financial budgets, plan and monitor monthly/quarterly expenditure against budgets and ensure submission of timely accurate monthly and quarterly financial returns, and utilisation of project assets and resources.
• Support the Senior Project Officer (SPO) with organising and preparing any areas of work that are required for internal reporting.
• Support IAP and the Senior Project Officer (SPO) to identify and share project case studies.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED
• Experience within a similar role, preferably in a similar context.
• Knowledge of end-to-end project management principles in a Program context, including budgeting and reporting.
• The ability to work in a diverse work environment.
• Proven ability to implement work systems to plan out multiple concurrent activities, keep on track and manage expectations of internal stakeholders when there are conflicts in timeframes.
• Proven ability to influence and work with multiple internal stakeholders and communicate your needs and context effectively.
• Experience working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health context.
• Experience in working with community-based organisations.
• Previous hands-on experience in project implementation and working through partners.
• Ability to support the development of skills and capacity including training initiatives.
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 time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave, paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; and an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”
• Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to Linkedin Learning and focused development conversations.
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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 received via this email address will not be considered.
Applications Close: Monday the 7th of August 2023
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
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.