Australia: Work with us

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a successful and well respected International Development Organisation. 

We are committed to supporting employment opportunities for local people within the countries where we work. Before applying for a position with us, please ensure you have the appropriate eligibility to work.

We appreciate the time every applicant takes to express their interest in working at The Foundation and have included some additional information to assist you with your application.

We welcome all enquiries regarding employment, however all current available positions for Australia will be listed below. 

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.


Project Officer

  • Use your skills and expertise to support the growth and innovation of The Foundation
    Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness
    Based in Melbourne

An exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 22 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind, and Indigenous Australians enjoy the same health and life expectancy as other Australians.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Project Officer to work within our partnerships team in developing strategic research and policy insights, aimed at programming to end avoidable blindness in collaboration with our global partners. This role will manage high quality innovative programs with the expertise of our partners to assist in the design and development of research proposals and methodologies, and oversee the dissemination of research outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous experience in a similar position, with a tertiary qualification in public health and international development. You will possess project management experience and outstanding knowledge of research and policy principles. You will also have excellent communications skills, with experience in negotiation, facilitation and capacity building. Your ability to work with substantial independence and initiative, dealing proactively and confidently with a number of partners and stakeholders, tasks and situations will be critical to your success in this role.

The ability to travel internationally will be essential.

Applications can be made via the online job application form and should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.

Closing date for Applications: COB 24 November 2014.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

 


Program Development Coordinator

  • Use your program development skills and experience to support the growth and innovation of The Foundation
  • Increase the global commitment to eliminating avoidable blindness
  • 24 month Contract

Come and join our international development organisation where we are ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on.  We are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities.

Currently operating in 22 countries throughout Australia, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation has restored sight to over 1 million people worldwide and has recently been named one of the Australia’s best NGO’s.  An ambitious strategic plan for 2014-2018 aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness. 

With a number of critical new programs planned for 2015, an exciting opportunity exists for a highly qualified and experienced development professional. Working as a part of our Program Development team, you will support programming activities across 22 countries in Africa and Asia through the development of innovative and best in class health programs. Your skills and expertise will be used to support the design and development of high quality programs which will have a significant and sustainable impact, and are aligned with The Foundation’s mission and strategic plan, the context-specific needs in country, and the goals of partner institutions.

To be a success in this role you will have a formal qualification and strong experience in public health and international development, with extensive experience in program development and coordination in-country. You will have knowledge of program design concepts including program logic frameworks, with the ability to conceptualise, design, collaboratively develop, and document program initiatives which are strategic, innovative, and evidence based. Key to this position will be your ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships, to effectively engage people across the organisation, and to support and influence multiple stakeholders in order to shape development practices locally and raise the profile of blindness as a public health issue.

The ability to travel internationally will be essential.

Applications can be made via the online job application form and should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.

Closing date for Applications: COB 3 December 2014.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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