Positions Available:

Senior Manager – Pacific Programs

Wahroonga, Sydney, NSW
Full Time
Applications Close: 5 December 2018

ADRA Australia is seeking an experienced manager to lead ADRA Australia’s Pacific Programs team. This role is an exciting opportunity to strengthen existing partner relationships with PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Timor Leste so that local personnel are better able to access and use developmental and humanitarian resources in increasingly efficient, effective and sustainable ways.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide strategic leadership for ADRA Australia’s programs in the Pacific in alignment with ADRA International’s strategic framework and inspired by ADRA’s Christian foundations of love, grace and justice.
  • Build and maintain a highly capable and dedicated team of Pacific Program managers/officers who work constructively and collaboratively with each other as well as staff within ADRA Australia’s National Programs, Marketing, Finance and Corporate Services departments, OHI and Connections, while managing time and resources effectively.
  • Be an influence for high quality, values-based programming built on sound development and Christian principles.
  • Attract appropriate financial and other support from various sources, including SDA Church institutions, departments and members, as well as the Australian Government, private institutions, and private business in order to achieve ADRA Australia’s program goals.
  • Ensure ADRA Australia’s Pacific Program Partners are appropriately supported so that they are increasingly capable of implementing sound development programs that are compliant to ADRA Australia’s policies, as well as the ACFID code of conduct and relevant DFAT policies.
  • Collaborate with ADRA Australia’s Humanitarian Coordinator and the SP Regional Humanitarian Coordinator in disaster preparedness as well as disaster response.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Experience with management of International Development programs or relevant equivalents.
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in management of teams, including in multicultural contexts.
  3. Master’s level Degree in International Development, or related discipline, and/or proven relevant field experience.
  4. Ability to manage complex relationships
  5. High level ability in written and verbal communication skills
  6. Financial management skills such as budgeting, analysis and monitoring
  7. Ability to contribute strategically to innovative practice, program design, and learning processes.
  8. Ability to travel on a regular basis (up to 100 days per year)
  9. Willingness to work within a Christian ethos and consistent with the values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  10. Proficient computer skills, including computerised informational management

Desirable Criteria:

  1. At least 3 years work experience within the Pacific Island context
  2. Experience with Australian Aid programs
  3. Experience in training and development

Enquiries To:

For additional information please contact: Alison Young, ADRA Australia, Phone 02 9473 9503 or email alisonyoung@adra.org.au

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Application Procedure:

Candidates should address the selection criteria in their application letter through examples of past experiences and qualifications. Forward your letter and resume by 22 November 2018 along with the names and contact details of three work-related referees to alisonyoung@adra.org.au

 

At the time of application the successful applicant will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia. ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, the successful applicant will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu. ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of relevant policies are available on request. The appointing body reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion. Only those who have the legal right to work in Australia may apply.

 

Volunteer Board Members

ADRA Australia is seeking expressions of interest from people with legal, community development, programming or humanitarian expertise to volunteer as members of the ADRA Australia Board (ACNC “Responsible Persons”) through to December 2020 and possibly for a further five-year term.

The Board meets four times per year with each meeting extending for a full day plus travel. Meetings are generally convened at the ADRA Office in Sydney or the AUC Office in Melbourne with one meeting per year involving a visit to an ADRA project. Board members may also be requested to serve on Board Sub-committees. Approved out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses are paid or reimbursed by ADRA Australia.

The size of the Board is flexible between 9 and 13 members and strives to ensure a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience and is committed to gender balance.

Inquiries and expressions of interest can be directed to Michael Worker, Executive Secretary, Australian Union Conference at MichaelWorker@adventist.org.au or phone 03 9871 7555 before 11 November 2018 and should include a CV, a cover email/letter stating the reason for your interest in serving on the board and a description of the contribution you believe you could make to ADRA Australia’s governance.

ADRA Australia is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through our global network, our reach extends into more than 120 countries. We exist to restore relationships so that people thrive in a world not only created but also living in God’s image. We work to inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in Australia.

 

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ADRA Australia is a child safe organisation and screens applicants for suitability to work with children, successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check. Police checks must be conducted for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the last five years, and for the individual’s country of citizenship (including dual citizenship holders). Individuals need to provide their consent to a criminal record check and should be informed of the purpose for which the resulting police clearance certificate should be used. ADRA Australia recognises that in limited instances it may prove impossible to obtain a reliable criminal record check. A statutory declaration outlining efforts made to obtain a foreign police check, and disclosing any charges and spent convictions related to child exploitation, may be accepted in lieu.

ADRA Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of relevant policies are available on request. The appointing body reserves the right to fill positions at its discretion. Successful applicants will already have the legal right to live and work in Australia.