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Project Senior Officer – Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

Good Neighbours Australia |
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Location: NSW
Sub location(s): North Strathfield NSW

Part-time: 3 days / 22.5 hours per week
Generous salary packaging available
A minimum 4 years of relevant working experience
18 month contract ( with possibility of extension)
Supportive and collaborative team environment
Be part of a brand-new Humanitarian Charity based in Sydney making a good change for the world
Good Neighbours is an international development NGO Founded in 1991 for the purpose of reducing poverty in the most disadvantaged communities. Good Neighbours implements projects to protect child rights, strengthen global partnerships, and advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable across the globe.
The Good Neighbours Australia office launched in 2018 under the auspices of the Good Neighbours’ partnership. Good Neighbours Australia currently implements domestic and overseas programs. We are registered with ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission) and have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status.

The purpose of this position is to lead Good Neighbours Australia in the process and administer the organisations’ application for accreditation in the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).


The Project Senior Officer: DFAT Accreditation is an integral member of GNAU, dedicated to leading GNAU application for base accreditation in the ANCP. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Senior Officer: DFAT Accreditation’s duties include:

Lead the development of GNAU’s strategy to achieve base accreditation in the ANCP.
Lead the development of systems to document the organisation’s practices in formal policies to demonstrate GNAU’s preparedness for base accreditation.
Cultivate networks of stakeholders, including from GNAU’s members and regional stakeholders to support the organisation’s pursuit of base accreditation in the ANCP.
Support the preparation of reports, analysis, briefings and discussion papers and short communications for GNAU’s Board and stakeholders, staff.
Analyse, engage and cultivate potential partners and resources to achieve base accreditation in the ANCP.
Research and implement most current accreditation processes and adapt to the preparedness for base accreditation.
Review all relevant GNAU’s Financials and ensure they meet ANCP requirements
Lead the preparation of internal policies and documents, strategies and engagement with technical experts to best position GNAU for accreditation of ANCP.
Understand, implement, participate in, and promote GANU’s business processes, policies and procedures, and WHS objectives, processes and procedures.
Perform other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.


A proven experience leading the application for accreditation in the ANCP.
Excellent written and oral communication in English and interpersonal skills.
Experience of engaging with the international development sector.
A proven track record of autonomously planning and using systems and project management to map, implement and complete complex projects, including the capacity to manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
Development programming.
Previous experience in government sector particularly Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade(DFAT)
High quality understanding of governance and financial risk in non-government organisation settings with proven ability to define and codify an organisation’s governance and financial risk frameworks to achieve full accreditation in the ANCP.
Ability to thrive in a team environment.
Ability to work collaboratively to resolve complex issues, including with stakeholders who may have differing views and conflicting interests.
Excellent judgement to manage and advise on sensitive issues that may involve reputational risk.
Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.

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Closing Date: Oct 23, 2023