Senior Program Officer, Program Delivery

Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
IPO - Program Delivery
Closing Date:
Supporting Documentation:

  • Work with a team dedicated to supporting women around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice
  • Flexible working environment, based in Melbourne or Canberra
  • Fixed term (12 months, with possibility of extension), Full time 

CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

About the Role 

The Senior Program Officer provides financial and administrative support to CARE Australia’s international programs and supports coordinators in program management to ensure that programs:

  • are implemented in a timely, proportionate, accountable and effective manner,
  • meet the objectives and requirements of relevant CARE Australia and CARE International strategies, policies, standards and guidelines, and
  • are coordinated with and supportive of the work of CARE Country Offices, other CI Members and CARE partners.

Key Responsibilities 

  • In conjunction with PDU Coordinators, liaise with Country Offices, partners and relevant in-Australia IPO and finance staff to design, plan, monitor and support the implementation of CARE Australia funded programs
  • Support Program Coordinators in monitoring financial aspects and contract management of CARE’s program grants including, ANCP, AHP, Disaster READY etc
  • Support management of relevant quality, compliance and risk issues related to CARE Australia’s programming
  • Working closely with Country Offices, support the process of securing and implementing funding for humanitarian responses, through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) funding mechanism
  • Development of Individual Program Agreements with Country Offices for the AHP Disaster Ready program
  • Support the contract management of CARE Australia’s international programs, and ensure programs are all documented in line with CA’s internal contractual and procedural guidelines
  • Provide relevant information and input into public communications and fundraising activities with CARE Australia’s Marketing and Communications staff to maximise potential fundraising efforts.  

Ideally you will have: 

  • Knowledge and experience in project finance and risk management, including the ability to prepare and review budgets, costed work plans etc
  • Demonstrated awareness of project cycle management
  • A good understanding of humanitarian and development programming, and funding mechanisms. Familiarity with the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) is highly regarded
  • Demonstrated initiative, attention to detail, and organisation and time management skills, including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines
  • Broad relationship building and coordination skills and experience working with in-country colleagues
  • Strong communication, negotiation and written skills
  • An understanding of the importance of empowering women and girls and a commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

What we can offer you

  • A flexible and supportive working environment
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will  seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.  By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How to Apply?

Please review the Candidate Information Pack linked above and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages) at the bottom of our application form. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

This will be conducted as a rolling recruitment process, with shortlisting and interviews being completed as applications are received. Please submit your application ASAP if you are interested in the role.

Questions about the role? 

Please contact Sabene Gomes on ,using the subject line “Senior Program Officer, Program Delivery enquiry” ( (please do not email applications to this address).

Applications Close: 11:59 pm (AEST), Australian Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday 13 July 2022.