Coordinator - Systems and Accreditation

Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
International Programs and Operations
Closing Date:

  • Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  • Based in Melbourne or Canberra
  • Full-time, fixed term (1 year renewable)

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

 About the Role

The Program Coordinator Accreditation & Systems role will be responsible for developing, monitoring and embedding systems which support the delivery of quality programs in accordance with CARE International, DFAT accreditation and ACFID Code requirements. The role will play a key role in supporting the DFAT re-accreditation process and will work in collaboration with colleagues across International Programs as well as other departments such as finance, HR and risk and compliance, to prepare for and achieve re-accreditation. The role will support the transition to digital grant management platform being used to support program oversight and risk management once the overarching programming system has been developed and embedded.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop, improve and update programming systems, policies, guidance and tools that support the delivery of quality programs in accordance with CARE International Code and Policies, DFAT accreditation and ACFID Code requirements
  • Develop programmatic risk management systems that enable active risk management at the project, portfolio and enterprise level in collaboration with the Director of IP
  • In collaboration with content owners in Enabling Services (ES) and Capability and Impact Unit (CIU), develop learning materials and provide training and coaching to ensure systems and policies are embedded and capabilities across the organisation are maintained within CARE Australia, CARE country offices and where CARE is working directly with local stakeholders
  • Develop and manage knowledge management systems that enable resources and learning materials to be easily accessed
  • Manage processes to support the transition to a digital grant management platform            

Ideally you will have: 

  • Significant and advanced understanding of high quality and robust program/ project management systems  in humanitarian and development contexts and experience developing and rolling out program and risk management systems in a direct implementation and partnership model of operation
  • Significant and advanced understanding of financial management in program management, risk and fraud management
  • An understanding of Australian Government development and humanitarian program culture, systems and procedures and experience in DFAT accreditation/ the ACFID code of conduct and key policy areas
  • Experience in training and development of learning materials
  • Strong communication, negotiation and written skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to solve problems and to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to gender equality and programs that empower 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 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.

Questions about the role? 

Please contact David Sims on (please do not email applications to this address).

Applications Close: 11:59 pm (AEDT), Thursday 3 February 2022.