Careers Careers

Join us and become part of the worldwide movement to end global poverty.

Join us and become part of the worldwide movement to end global poverty.

Current Vacancies

Australian jobs   |   Overseas jobs   |   Volunteer jobs   |   Consultancies

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.

Finance Officer – Canberra

  • Based in Canberra
  • Fixed term, 10 months

CARE Australia is looking to fill the position of Finance Officer in our Corporate Services Department. This position will be responsible for processing fortnightly and monthly payroll for Australian based and overseas based employees, as well as updating and maintaining our payroll system. You will also generate reports, prepare journals and accounts reconciliations, and assist with the month end and year end payroll processes.

Your experience working with a payroll system and ability to extract and analyse data, along with your demonstrated initiative and numeracy skills will allow you to perform highly in this role. Your attention to detail and strong customer service ethic will be complemented by your ability to respond effectively to challenges and work successfully in a small, diverse and busy team.

Want more information?
Please view the Candidate Information Pack

Questions about the role?
Please contact Andrew Cameron on 02 6279 0207 or (please do not email applications to this address).

When 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:  The subject line of your email should read: LAST NAME, First Name + Position Title + Position Location.

Applications close: midnight, 2 March 2015

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.

Volunteer roles

Humanitarian and Emergency Response (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) – Canberra

The Emergency WASH volunteer will contribute to the ongoing work of WASH Team hosted by CARE Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Unit. They will contribute to key issues including WASH and Gender in Emergencies, Emergency Preparedness Planning and provide important contributions to CARE Australia’s WASH work around the world. The candidate will have demonstrated communication and/or marketing skills with demonstrated experience in online communication mediums, preferred. They will be able to work within a fast changing environment, show flexibility and will have a strong passion for gender equality and women’s empowerment and understanding of CARE’s approach. We are looking for someone who can commit to 2 days per week (16 hours total) for 6 months.

Want more information?
Please view the Terms of Reference.

Questions about the role?
Please contact Dionne Wong, Program Officer at

To apply:
Please submit your CV, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a sample of written work that demonstrates your excellent written communication skills to

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 8 March 2015

Educational Resource Development Volunteer – Melbourne

An exciting volunteer opportunity exists within CARE Australia’s Development Education team based in our Melbourne Office.  The Educational Resource Development Volunteer will be responsible for aligning content from the new Teacher’s Toolkit website with the Australian school curriculum (primary and secondary). With support from the Development Education team the role will also create and develop additional resources for the website such as lesson plans, activities and worksheets. The successful applicant will have qualifications in education (or undergoing current tertiary studies) and a demonstrated understanding of the Australian school curriculum. They will also have experience in developing learning resources and educational materials and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. This role requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week for a one month period.

Want more information?
Please view the Terms of Reference.

Questions about the role?
Please contact Elianor Gerrard, Development Education Officer on 03 9009 7132 or

To apply:
Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close: midnight, 12 March 2015


Research consultant – Young womens’ SRMH – CARE Papua New Guinea

CARE PNG is developing a Long Term Programme which places women’s empowerment and gender equality at the centre of its programming and operations. In ARB – an island region of the PNG mainland which experienced a protracted conflict throughout the 1990s – CARE PNG has identified young women and adolescent girls as the impact groups for its programming areas, which include: governance and service delivery; sexual, reproductive and maternal health (SRMH; adaptation to climate change and women’s economic empowerment. In order to further develop its Long Term Pprogramme, CARE PNG is seeking a consultant to conduct research into the causes and consequences of young women’s vulnerability to SRMH-related morbidities, as well as opportunities for positive intervention, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Want more information?
Please view the Terms of Reference.

Questions about the role?
Please contact Morgan Garcia, SRMH Manager, CARE International in PNG on

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Morgan Garcia, SRMH Manager, CARE International in PNG

All expressions of interest should include:
• Up to date CV with details of three relevant referees;
• Up to two-page cover letter addressing the selection criteria, confirmation of availability, and specific point of departure/return to complete research activities from the home base location;
• A draft theoretical framework and methodological approach for the proposed research (up to 1 page); and
• Quotation, including daily rate in Australian Dollars.

Applications Close: 11pm PNG time on March 8 2015

Short term consultancy – Baseline assessment and gender analysis

CARE International in Lao PDR is seeking consultant applications for a combined baseline assessment and gender analysis for the “Women Organized for Rural Development” project for Remote Ethnic Communities. The WORD project aims to: 1) Promote remote ethnic women’s collective action through Income Generation Activities; 2) Strengthen CBOs to enable them to support and represent remote ethnic women, and 3) Enhance linkages between learning, programming and policy influencing. This combined baseline and gender analysis will provide a project baseline assessment and contextual information that informs project activities. The key objectives of the consultancy are:

1. Undertake a project baseline study in Phongsaly and Sekong provinces of Lao PDR
2. Undertake a comprehensive gender analysis
3. Complete a gender analysis and baseline report
4. Provide recommendations for interventions and realistic project targets

Want more information?
Please view the brief Terms of Reference (TOR). Please request the full TOR from: CARE-LAO Head office in Vientiane, CARE Laos, PO Box 4328, 329/25 Sibounheuang Road, Ban Sibounheuang, Vientiane Or e-mail request to:

Questions about the role?
Please contact CARE Laos on

Applications Close: COB, 5 march 2015

Candidate database

Want to express your interest in working or volunteering for CARE Australia?

Fill in our Candidate Database Application Form