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Australian Jobs

For International Applicants: CARE Australia is not in a position to sponsor entry to Australia. You need to already have a valid Australian work permit to apply for Australian-based positions. Visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship for more information.

Senior Program Officer – Canberra

Fixed term, 5 months

CARE Australia is looking to fill the position of Senior Program Officer. This position is part of the Country Programs Branch which manages CARE Australia’s project and program responsibilities to ensure excellence throughout the project cycle including concepts, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, donor negotiation, and reporting and compliance with contractual requirements. The position is within our Asia Pacific Unit and will likely focus on projects in Timor Leste, Vanuatu and Cambodia.

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of 3 years experience in overseas aid including in project design and management, proposal preparation, and monitoring and evaluation as well as in relevant NGO and donor contractual management and compliance issues. You will be able to respond effectively to challenges, have high level organisational skills and work effectively independently as well as in a small, diverse and busy team environment. Your intelligence and judgement will be complemented by your strong communication skills and your ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Your demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment will be highly regarded.

Read more in the Candidate Information Pack

Contact: Please contact Sam Zappia, Manager Country Programs on 02 6279 0252 or sam.zappia@care.org.au (please do not email applications to this address).

Submitting your application: You must complete either the Online Application Cover Sheet or the Microsoft Word Application Cover Sheet.

Then email a brief statement addressing the Selection Criteria (found within the Position Description) along with your current CV to: jobs@care.org.au  The subject line of your email should read: LAST NAME, First Name + Position Title + Position Location.

Applications close: midnight, Monday 19 January 2015

Finance Officer Donations – Canberra

This role manages the processing and receipting of donations received by CARE Australia from the Australian public. This involves ensuring that all donations are coded promptly and accurately and that public donors are provided with a receipt of their donation.

Your experience in data entry or accounts reconciliation positions as well as with fundraising software will allow you to perform highly in this role. Your ability to update and maintain an information management system and to extract and analyse complex data will set you apart from others. Your demonstrated initiative, attention to detail and proven high level organisational and time management skills will be complemented by your ability to oversee and monitor staff and maintain effective working relationships with cross functional teams.

Your experience in data entry or accounts reconciliation positions as well as with fundraising software will allow you to perform highly in this role. Your ability to update and maintain an information management system and to extract and analyse complex data will set you apart from others. Your demonstrated initiative, attention to detail and proven high level organisational and time management skills will be complemented by your ability to oversee and monitor staff and maintain effective working relationships with cross functional teams.

Read more in the Candidate Information Pack

Contact: Please contact Karen Benedict, Finance Manager Australian Operations on 02 6279 0233 or karen.benedict@care.org.au (please do not email applications to this address).

Submitting your application: You must complete either the Online Application Cover Sheet or the Microsoft Word Application Cover Sheet.

Applications close: 15 January 2014

child-protection-icon-2Child Protection

CARE Australia is committed to protecting the rights of children. We reserve the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure a child-safe environment.

For more details, read our Child Protection Code of Conduct

gender-equality-icon-400Gender, diversity and inclusion

A commitment to having a gender and diversity focus is essential to CARE pursuing its mandate. CARE Australia respects and values diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion or politics. This is reflected in our selection decisions which are made entirely through a merit selection process.

Overseas jobs

Head of Gender Equality, CARE International

Location: Likely to be home-based (to be confirmed), with approximately 20% travel

CARE has a deep commitment to gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls and the engagement of men and boys. CARE’s gender commitments emerged from evidence that overwhelmingly demonstrates that gender discrimination – or the denial of women’s basic human rights – is one of the major causes of poverty and social injustice.

Working on gender equality means that we ensure that both women and men are consulted and that their different needs are taking into consideration from the design throughout the implementation and evaluation of both humanitarian and long term development work.

This role will coordinate efforts to advance gender equality-related outcomes of the CARE 2020 Program Strategy, strengthen accountability on CARE’s gender policy, and support efforts to measure the gender equality impact of priority program outcome areas.

Submitting your application: Send a CV and cover letter to cirecruitment@careinternational.org

Applications close: 9 January 2015

Volunteer jobs

Volunteer Role: Strategy Development Assistant

CARE Australia is currently developing a three year strategy to guide its programming, operational, marketing, fundraising and advocacy work. This volunteer position will support a small team leading the development of that strategy.

We are seeking a volunteer with strong writing and editing skills, combined with good research and analytical skills. Knowledge and experience in strategy development and/or international aid and development issues will be an advantage. We are looking for someone who can provide support for 1-2 days per week for around 3 months, days and times can be negotiated, but preferably to start week beginning 19 January 2015.

For more information, please view the Terms of Reference

Submitting your application: To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Laura Taylor, Gender Advisor at laura.taylor@care.org.au

Applications close: 9am Monday 12 January.

Volunteer Role: Human Resources Officer

Location: Dili, Timor Leste

Looking for a human resources role with huge reach? CARE International in Timor Leste (CITL) believes that effective HR functional support and management is essential to the overall value of their work in Timor Leste.

CITL implements poverty reducing programs in a range of sectors, including livelihoods, governance, education, health, and community-based adaptation to climate change. CITL’s mission in Timor Leste is to reduce poverty and social injustice through the empowerment of women and their communities. CITL currently employs 160 staff throughout its offices and field programs.

Improved HR will enable CITL to have greater impact by being more effective, through increasing staff engagement with more supportive and appropriate policies, with stronger performance management and professional development opportunities. You will also help the HR Team and Gender Working Group to apply the CITL Gender Strategy to the Country Program, thereby enabling CITL to have more impact in the realm of women’s empowerment. This will allow CITL to more effectively build women’s empowerment through their programming: supporting women’s equality in areas such as decision-making, access to key services and resources. Additionally, you will promote the continual application of a ‘gender equality’ lens to all HR systems and processes.

This role will not only internally strengthen CITL, it will also impact women’s equality and empowerment in the community.

Submitting your application: View the Position Description and apply for this role at the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) website.

Applications close: 21 January 2015 at 5.30pm (Canberra time).

Consultancies

Consultancy: Rural Livelihoods Proposal Development Consultant – Myanmar

Located in Rakhine State, Myanmar

Duration: estimated 15 working days

CARE has worked in Myanmar since 1995 and in Rakhine State since 1997, with the aim to improve the livelihoods of rural communities.

CARE plans to expand the geographic coverage of its projects in Rakhine State. As such, CARE intends to develop a proposal with a focus on improving the food and livelihood security of the rural poor in Rakhine State that takes into account the conflict dynamics in the region. The consultant will gain an understanding of CARE’s existing activities, and those of our partners and other organizations in the region, and propose a coherent set of activities to be implemented over a four year period. The proposed activities should explicitly address the livelihood concerns of women both as members of households and as individuals with their own rights and control over the fruits of their productive labour.

The consultant is responsible for writing a high quality, credible, and winnable project narrative and log frame for the proposal presented in an agreed upon format. The consultant is expected to understand and respond fully to the donor’s requirements and priorities.

Read more in the Terms of Reference

Contact: for questions about the role, please email MMR.Recruitment@careint.org

Submitting your application: To apply, please review the application process in the Terms of Reference.

Applications close: 31 December 2015

Curriculum Development Consultant, Myanmar

Location of assignment: Yangon /Field
Duration of assignment: Approximate 60 working days (Over the course of 12 month )

CARE Myanmar is seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive capacity building package for rural communities living in areas of Myanmar vulnerable to conflict and instability. The purpose of the package will be to address key social facets of the context which have high potential to either facilitate or hinder stability and development progress.

These factors have been identified as: (A) dispute resolution and mediation, (B) rumor management and media literacy, (C) peace and life skills. The content will be built upon existing available resources and initiatives from CARE Myanmar and other agencies where possible. The consultant will train project staff in both the technical content and as trainers (ToT).

Read more in the Terms of Reference

Contact: for questions about the role, please email MMR.Recruitment@careint.org

Submitting your application: To apply, please review the application process in the Terms of Reference.

Applications close: 31 December 2015

International Advisor – SHF Rubber Productivity, Myanmar

Location of assignment: Yangon / Mawlamyine, Myanmar
Duration of assignment: Estimated 40 working days

CARE has been working in Mon State for nearly 15 years, and brings expertise in value chain development, facilitation of land tenure, gendered technical approaches and long standing support to vulnerable poor communities. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and CARE have collaborated to generate preliminary analysis of the rubber value chain and market.
The primary purpose of the current project phase is to build effective foundations for the SCSRFP through further analysis and investigation of proposed programs; as well as fostering understanding, ownership and collaboration amongst potential program partners and stakeholders. This role focuses on improving the productivity of Rubber Smallholder Farmers (SHFs) and is part of a series of investigations leading to the development of a long term strategy for the SCSRFP.

This consultancy aims to produce recommendations to improve planter returns through improved yields and through improved quality of on-farm processing, where rubber plantations are in their immature phase, production phase and when in need of rehabilitation.

The Consultant will conduct research to understand how SHFs in the project target area (Mainly Mon State at present) can be supported to improve their productivity and the quality of on-farm processing. It will be necessary to assess to what extent their needs are being met by the current range of market players and identify opportunities to strengthen areas where there are notable shortcomings. The consultancy will also recommend a range of performance indicators, baselines and possible targets that will demonstrate progress towards SHF productivity and on-farm processing quality improvement, within the framework of a M4P approach.

Read more in the Terms of Reference

Contact: for questions about the role, please email MMR.Recruitment@careint.org

Submitting your application: To apply, please review the application process in the Terms of Reference.

Applications close: 5th January 2015

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