Technical Assistance Facility Director

Location:
Melbourne  
Employment Type:
CO - Contract  
Department:
International Programs and Operations
Supporting Documentation:

  • Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  • Based in Canberra/Melbourne
  • Part-time, fixed term 3 months (0.5FTE)

CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. 

About the Role 

The CSIF Gender TAF Director leads CARE Australia’s engagement with the CEI managed project the CARE-She-Trades Impact Fund (CSIF). The mission of the CSIF is to apply an investment strategy that focuses on deliberate analysis, decisions and ways to address systematic gender inequality to improve social returns as well as business outcomes. CSIF will invest in mission-driven companies with leaders committed to fostering a safe, inclusive workplace for all employees and supply chain actors, and in businesses that create improved products and services that promote economic inclusion in particular for disenfranchised women.

The TAF Director oversees the development of a Technical Assistance Facility TAF which runs alongside but is separate to the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund. The TAF will deliver gender technical assistance to the investee companies. Responsibilities include development of the TAF model, recruitment and management of staff to provide gender TA, quality assurance and the monitoring of the results of such TA services to the companies, and contribution to learning and evolution of the field of gender lens investment. 

This position is a short-term cover for 3 months while a longer term recruitment is undertaken.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Support launch of the TA facility with CEI, Bamboo and CARE entities, with development and coordination of any needed systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  2. Prepare training, systems, and processes for recruitment and training of cadre of gender experts from CARE and possibly local consultants to fulfill the TA delivery to the companies. Gender experts will have skills in business acumen, behavioral science, and organizational change processes to deliver coaching, mentoring and training services to the companies during the timeline of the CSIF’s investment.
  3. Oversee continued design of TA to companies in the CSIF Portfolio, in close collaboration with the CSIF Investment Team.
  4. Support CSIF investment team in applying a gender lens throughout the investment cycle.
  5. Project management and contribution to business development.

Ideally you will have: 

  •  Qualifications and/or at least 8 years experience in business/economic development, partnership development or management consulting, ideally in emerging economies;
  •  Proven experience in gender-smart business practices / gender-based diversity and inclusion initiatives policy and design for private sector enterprises, ideally in low resource settings;
  • Proven experience in conducting, and supporting teams to conduct, gender audits or gender assessments, develop actions plans and support implementation of those plans;
  • Previous experience in building staff capability and training including development of high quality and effective training materials using virtual and in-person adult-centered training techniques and feedback mechanisms;
  • Proven capability in remote management and mentoring of staff to ensure the highest standards of TA delivery to clients;
  • Project management experience in the international development field, including specific skills like financial literacy and experience in reporting to donors;
  • Extensive cross-cultural experience across Southeast Asia preferred, including ability to negotiate and manage conflict in multi-cultural environments. 

CARE Australia reserves the right to 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?

After reading the Candidate Information Pack, complete the online application form linked to the vacancy on our careers page. Please ensure you attach your CV and a cover letter explaining how your experience matches the selection criteria. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

Due to this position being a short-term cover while a more extensive recruitment process is undertaken for a longer-term role, CARE is hoping to have a successful candidate start as soon as possible. There is no set close date for this position, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. All interested applicants are asked to please submit their application as soon as possible. 

Questions about the role?  

Please contact  Suzi Chinnery, suzi.chinnery@care.org.au (please do not email applications to this address).