Program Development Coordinator


Are you experienced in developing rights-based project designs with a passion for women’s rights?

ActionAid Australia is seeking a dynamic Program Development Coordinator to join the Programs team. This newly created role aims to develop strong women’s rights-based designs and coordinate their inception. You will use your experience to build a pipeline of prospective projects as well as establish and nurture partnerships to drive revenue growth.  If you are interested in a role that requires innovative thinking, initiative and creates long-term, transformative impact for women living in poverty, we’d love to hear from you.

Position Details


Position Type: FULL TIME

Location: Sydney

Salary: $68,000 p.a. plus superannuation and other benefits, including FBT, salary packaging, generous leave provisions and a flexible working environment

The organisation

ActionAid Australia is a global women’s rights organisation that is part of a federation working in 45 countries to end poverty and injustice.  It supports women on the frontlines of injustice overseas and campaigns in Australia to advance climate and economic justice for women, working to shift government policy and corporate practice that undermines the rights of people living in poverty.

ActionAid Australia’s offices are based in Surry Hills, a 5 minute walk from Central Station.

The role

The Program Development Coordinator will be supporting the growth of ActionAid Australia’s (AAA) institutional donor funded projects and coordinate inception of new projects. This role leads on the identification, coordination and writing of institutional funding opportunities working closely with the program team and country partners to design high quality projects.  The Coordinator also coordinates inception of new projects with partners and ensures all program quality processes are implemented in the establishment of new projects.

As the ideal candidate for the role, you need:

  • A commitment to ActionAid’s vision, purpose and values
  • At least 3 years of experience in international development
  • Experience in the design and management of projects
  • Experience in institutional fundraising and an understanding of DFAT requirements
  • Commitment to feminist principles and approaches in development and humanitarian action
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to articulate complex issues in a compelling and persuasive manner both in writing and in person
  • Research, analytical and strategic thinking ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and collaboratively in a cross-cultural or international environment working with country staff and partners
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in teams and autonomously
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility with ability to develop strategic and innovative partnerships aligned to the organisation’s priorities
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent

Please read the position description here.

How to apply:

If you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a difference and be part of the organisation’s success, please email your application to [email protected] attaching a copy of your resume and a cover letter highlighting how you meet the above selection criteria. Applications close at 5pm on Saturday 9 October 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer, and is always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa or be eligible to apply for one.  Secondment from other ActionAid offices will be considered.