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Project Officer – Humanitarian Team

Save the Children Australia |
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Save the Children’s global presence is huge. We want to enhance our reputation on an international platform, and work with our global colleagues to ensure our programs are the best they can be: consistent and effective. We need you to oversee our international awards and grants, supporting and training our teams to manage them effectively. Together, we can consolidate and deliver quality programs in Australia and internationally that support the most vulnerable children.


Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. 

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence.  We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.


Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum term 12 month position, you will support the Humanitarian Team to deliver high-quality strategic projects on time and on budget, and support activities that build our profile in emergency response in Australia and the Pacific Region. You will be part of our International Programs Department and report to our Head of Humanitarian.


You will make an impact by:

  • Coordinating and liaising with internal stakeholders to plan and implement the strategy for engaging in domestic disaster response for all relevant states.
  • Engaging with state-led emergency focal points to identify and national staffing roster for relevant response interventions.
  • Providing support to Pacific preparedness and response activities as well as humanitarian programming needs that arise globally.
  • Supporting in the implementation of preparedness capacity development plan for the Pacific.
  • Provide critical support to the Humanitarian team in times of crises and emergency response.
  • Leading or supporting discrete projects, which may include, drafting design concept notes, project designs, budgets, workplans, proposals, evaluations, progress and final reports.


If we could compose the perfect you…

You have a passion for quality and inclusive humanitarian response. Your country office focus demonstrates your great communication skills, and you can plan, manage and coordinate your workload to meet a broad variety of tasks and responsibilities. You thrive on a challenge, and you are committed to the mission and values of Save the Children.

This role requires:

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support projects across remotely located working environments
  • Degree in relevant field, such as International Development Studies
  • Familiarity of DFAT and/or the Australian Humanitarian Partnerships, in particular ability to draft proposals or reports for DFAT funding.


Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:  

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment, including working from home
  • Child and pet friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits (use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
  • Additional annual leave options available


For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.


Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.


Applications close 4pm AEST, Monday 28th August 2023.


Position Description – Humanitarian Coordinator


For any enquiries, contact our Talent Acquisition Partner, Tim Yao at [email protected]


Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation.


We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.


Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Closing Date: Aug 28, 2023