Senior Manager, Program Delivery Unit

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
IPO - Program Delivery
Closing Date:
Supporting Documentation:

  • Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  • Based in Melbourne or Canberra
  • Full-time, permanent role

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 Manager Program Delivery role is responsible for ensuring CARE Australia’s humanitarian and development programs are delivered in line with corporate program priorities and with  the full collaboration of local partners,  CA-managed Country Offices and CI entities and structures as appropriate.  The position plays a critical role in managing an experienced team of program managers and is expected to work collaboratively with other Senior Managers and Heads of Unit in the department to ensure CA delivers high quality programming in SE Asia and the Pacific. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Build, lead and manage a multidisciplinary team responsible for the effective implementation of CARE Australia’s development and humanitarian programs to meet CA’s overall strategic program
  • Develop a culture focused on delivering high quality programs in CARE’s strategic priority areas of Gender Justice, Economic Justice and Climate Justice, in collaboration with the CIU
  • Using a risk management approach, ensure resources within the team are appropriately allocated, and/or additional resources are obtained to ensure Australian-funded projects are delivered by CARE Country Offices and local actors on time, on budget and to relevant quality standards
  • Play a lead role in ensuring CARE Australia meets expectations for DFAT re-accreditation and ACFID self assessment
  • Lead CA’s senior level program related negotiation and engagement with key external stakeholders especially DFAT Humanitarian Support Unit,  DHA, Managing Contractors, UN agencies and ACFID  in order to identify opportunities to influence policy, promote innovation and facilitate cooperation
  • Represent and contribute on behalf of CA to CARE International’s program strategy and policy development through working groups, Communities of Practice and other similar platforms and mechanisms
  • International and domestic travel as required     

Ideally you will have: 

  • Significant experience implementing programs in humanitarian and development contexts with knowledge of program and project management cycles
  • An understanding of Australian Government development and humanitarian program culture, systems and procedures
  • A thorough understanding and experience of developing and implementing development and humanitarian programs within the “humanitarian / development nexus” especially in the Pacific and Asia (experience in the Middle East will also be valued)
  • A thorough understanding the changing role of INGOs in the global architecture and experience of programming effectively with and through local/national partners and a clearly articulated commitment to the  ‘localisation’ agenda
  • An understanding of gender justice and gender sensitive approaches within programs and program leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently support a team of coordinators to manage a large and diverse portfolio of projects
  • Proven leadership ability and personal attributes of a high order including, strong initiative and drive, a record of achievement, and strong people management and team building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to represent CA’s program work articulately in internal and external forums
  • A commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse Knowledge or experience in either climate justice or women’s economic justice programming (desirable)

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.