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.


Operational Research Coordinator

Bring your research and analysis skills to help us demonstrate our Global Impact
Increase the global commitment to eliminating avoidable blindness
Newly Created Position, Based in Sydney.

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.  

As part of our recent growth and development, an excellent opportunity exists for a highly qualified and experienced professional with substantial research experience. Working as part of Development Effectiveness team, this position will be accountable for enhancing the quality and effectiveness of our in-country programs, by supporting our country teams to commission and deliver high quality operational research.  Your skills and expertise will be used to effectively disseminate high-quality programmatic research, ensuring we make best use of existing program M&E information through secondary analysis of routinely collected data.  Your research and analysis skills will yield direct, practical solutions to improve health care delivery and program effectiveness, and ensure we can effectively demonstrate our impact to a broad range of audiences.

To be successful in this position, you will need to be able to demonstrate previous experience in undertaking and coordinating applied research within a development context.  You will have well developed skills in coordinating and managing research through targeted evaluations, structured observations as well as secondary data analysis.  You will have outstanding research, analytical and communication skills with the ability to interpret and collate complex information effectively.  Your ability to cultivate strong relationships, developing strategies and resources to influence, persuade and build the confidence of program staff, partners and other stakeholders 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 19 October 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
  • 12 month Maternity 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 13 October 2014.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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