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Principal Executive International Programs

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Organisation : CARE Australia

Location : Canberra, Melbourne (Lyneham ACT or Melbourne CBD)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Executive (International Programs) to manage humanitarian and development initiatives, and build and maintain strong relationships with CARE International Country Offices.

This role will manage key internal and external relationships with a focus on growing revenue and business opportunities.  

CARE Australia operates in a changing global environment.  We are approaching the future with courage, confidence and ambition. The Principal Executive (International Programs) will be an innovator who drives positive change across international programs and broader engagement. As a part of our senior management team, this role will lead the fight against global poverty with a focus on building a stronger, more sustainable and more impactful CARE Australia. 

In this role you will:

  • Provide strategic leadership and with a focus on maximising impact of our humanitarian and development programs
  • Provide strong technical oversight of all critical portfolios areas. 
  • Lead exploration of new opportunities for program development and innovation across our region.
  • Champion advocacy efforts that advance our mission and ensure CARE Australia is a valued, credible and influential voice in areas of strategic interest. 
  • Ensure sustainability of our programs, in an environment of complex risk and compliance.
  • Build the capacity of implementing partners to deliver excellent results for CARE Australia.  

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CARE Australia
  • Melbourne or Canberra
  • Drive positive and impactful change across CARE’s international programs and engagement 
  • Lead a team of passionate and dedicated advisors and practitioners adapting to a rapidly changing operating environment


CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that has been working around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty for almost 75 years. We put women and girls at the heart of our work because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Principal Executive International Programs via Pro Bono Australia.


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