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Director of Policy and Advocacy

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Organisation : Australian Council for International Development

Location : Canberra

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $107,496.84 to $114,425.12 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation

Application Closing Date : 28 Mar, 2018

About the Role

– Do you have excellent leadership skills to build the capacity and leadership of teams?
– Do you have experience in leading the development, planning and execution of advocacy strategies and programs?
– Do you have experience to persuasively present agendas to different stakeholders and audiences?
– Do you have a passion for tackling global poverty and human rights?

If so, this could be the right job for you!

ACFID has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Policy and Advocacy to join a dynamic organisation and a highly skilled team. As a successful leader of ACFID’s Policy and Advocacy Team you will achieve a strong policy and enabling environment for international development assistance and humanitarian action in Australia. This includes working with the team to engage key stakeholders such as ACFID’s members, the media, the Australian Government, issue-specific Coalitions, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Parliament; to communicate ACFID’s positions to the Australian Government and the Australian public; to increase support for international development and humanitarian assistance; and to contribute to Australia’s global leadership in sustainable development and humanitarian action through its policies, actions and partnerships. The successful applicant will come into a high performing team after incumbent Director leaves after nearly 7 years with ACFID.

The role offers significant leadership, management, representational and strategy development responsibilities and you will have demonstrated experience and ability in those areas. You will also possess excellent stakeholder engagement skills; political nous; a proven context analysis ability; and experience in dynamic and past-faced environments.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, you will also be part of the ACFID management team which sets strategic priorities and manages the implementation of the organisational goals under ACFID’s Strategic Plan.

The role holder should expect to undertake moderate amounts of inter-state travel in the regular course of their duties, up to 30 days per annum. International travel opportunities are limited. Some out of hours duties will be required in the normal work of the role-holder.

ACFID is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ACFID employees enjoy a flexible work environment and we will consider specific flexibility requirements with the successful candidate.

ACFID offers a base salary of $107,496.84 to $114,425.12 per annum (which includes a fringe benefits concession of $15,900) plus 9.5% superannuation.

Please send your application including a completed Application for Employment Form, a statement addressing the technical and personal attribute competencies outlined in the position description (maximum of 250 words per competency) and a current Resume to recruitment@acfid.asn.au or post to Private Bag 3, Deakin ACT 2600.

ACFID is not in a position to sponsor overseas employees and only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.

Applications will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 March.

For further information, please contact Marc Purcell on 02 6285 1816.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Council for International Development
Located in Canberra, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body uniting Australian NGOs working in international aid and development. Our purpose is to lead and unite our members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.

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Position Description : ACFID Director PAT_2018

For details concerning this role, please contact

Marc Purcell

Phone : 0262851816

Email : recruitment@acfid.asn.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director of Policy and Advocacy via Pro Bono Australia.


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