- Permanent, full time role
- Based in Melbourne (combination WFH and office as per COVID restrictions)
- Excellent opportunity to lead the partnerships team and to work in the International development sector.
IWDA is an Australian-based organisation, resourcing diverse women’s rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements to advance our vision of gender equality for all.
VISION: Gender equality for all
PURPOSE: To defend and advance the rights of diverse women and girls
VALUES: Feminist, Accountable, Collaborative, Transformative
OUR GOALS 2020-2023:
1. Resource and contribute to a resilient and vibrant feminist movement
2. Promote systemic change towards gender equality for all
3. Build a resilient and relevant feminist organisation
IWDA works in partnership with gender equality focused organisations in Asia and the Pacific; with international women’s movement coalitions; and with government and academic institutions in Australia to address the practical and structural barriers to gender equality. IWDA’s partnership work seeks to achieve transformational systemic change in order to realise our vision of gender equality for all.
As part of this contribution, we take actions to decolonise our approach to feminism and development. We want to become the best we can be in the world at north-south partnerships. This means we seek to understand and leverage our locational power so that we know when to:
STEP UP: and use our power to leverage resources and access for women’s rights organisations, and make our own contribution to feminist movements
STAND WITH: feminist movements in solidarity and amplify the work of global south actors
STEP BACK: when others are better placed to take the lead.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Senior Program Manager is a key leadership role at IWDA, responsible for leading IWDA’s partnerships in Asia and the Pacific. Reporting to the Director, Systemic Change & Partnerships and working closely with the Partnerships team and Leadership team, this role drives and administers systematic approaches to program development, implementation and financial management as well as leading cross-team engagement to establish and improve operational policies and processes. The role also supports the successful implementation of advocacy, monitoring, evaluation and learning related to the portfolio.
Leading a team of Program Managers and Coordinators, the Senior Program Manager leads the development of relevant organisational strategy and operations, including the development of thematic frameworks and guidance, within their program portfolio, and ensures the delivery of contractual obligations and an integrated program.
This role also engages with key external stakeholders, alliances, networks and working groups, is a key representative of IWDA in the community, and maintains and enhances links and dialogue with government, donors and key agencies.
This is a permanent, full-time role . Classified at SCHADS 6 plus superannuation and salary packaging.
Some of the benefits:
- Flexible work arrangements such as compressed hours
- Salary packaging options
- Employee Assistance program
- Professional development and study leave benefits
- Additional end of year leave for all and additional paid personal/carer’s and parental leave
HOW TO APPLY
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a key contribution to a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all, click apply and submit your application.
Find the full position description here.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from women (including trans women) and non-binary people only.
IWDA welcomes people with different skills and life experiences, and encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and First Nations women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in, or strong community ties to, one of the countries in which IWDA supports partners.
Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.