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AFDO – Policy & Submissions Officer

Organisation : Australian Federation of Disability Organisation (AFDO)

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Remote Working)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Other, Policy & Research

Sector : Disabilities, Humanitarian, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Apr, 2021

About the role

This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, no other applicants will be considered.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, a Disabled People’s Organisation and a National Cross-Disability Peak, represents people with disability and their families, and is looking for an experienced Policy & Submissions Officer with relevant skills to fulfil this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join AFDO as we continue to grow and be an active contributor in extending its impact both nationally and internationally. See more about us at; www.afdo.org.auThis position reports to the National Manager – Policy, Sustainability, Initiatives & Projects (NM-PSIP) and assists in increasing AFDO’s profile and connection with aligned organisations, governments, the private sector, funders, the philanthropic sector through the development of AFDO Policy Statements, submissions to hearings, inquiries, etc. member engagement and contributions/co-authoring and approval of positions, promotion of AFDO Policy Statements. The main function of this role is to work with the NM-PSIP and develop AFDO Policy Positions with our members, promote these and undertake submissions on key issues as they arise.

You must have a minimum of 2 years operating in a similar role within or outside of the sector.  

This is a part-time role working Tuesday to Thursday each week, with an initial 12 month contract and potential for renewal subject to results. We have a remote “home office” operating environment and great flexibility along with other benefits and a great team environment. Ideally, we are seeking the candidate to commence immediately.

Interested in applying? Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description, download here; PD – Policy & Submissions Officer – Word Doc or PD – Policy & Submissions Officer – HTML  with your resume, to ceo@afdo.org.au with the subject line: Policy & Submissions Officer.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Federation of Disability Organisation (AFDO)

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisation (AFDO) is a peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with lived experience of disability.

AFDO works to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life. AFDO provides systemic representation, policy advice, key projects to build the capacity of people with disability and their representative organisations as well as disability focused consultancy.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description, download here; PD – Policy & Submissions Officer – Word Doc or PD - Policy & Submissions Officer – HTML  with your resume, to ceo@afdo.org.au with the subject line: Policy & Submissions Officer.


Please quote in application: AFDO – Policy & Submissions Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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