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FRRR Program Manager – Future Drought Fund Program

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Organisation : Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Location : VIC Regional (Bendigo)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Mar, 2021

About the role

FRRR is building the delivery team for the recently established Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience program and is seeking a ready-to-hit-the-ground-running Program Manager with exceptional skills in project management, grants program management and evaluation, and relationship and stakeholder management. If this sounds like you and you’d like to align your skills and experience with good purpose in a talented team and organisation committed to the vitality of remote, rural, and regional Australian communities, then this role with FRRR might be for you.

The Future Drought Fund (FDF) Program Manager is responsible for managing the recently established Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience (FDF:NBDR)  grant program that will be offered nationally to agricultural dependent communities across remote, rural, and regional Australia.   Key responsibilities include:

  • The planning, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of the FDF:NBDR program  in collaboration with the FRRR Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead, FRRR CEO, Program Grants Officer, donors, and project partners.
  • Secretariat support to the Grants Advisory Committee (GAC), including preparation of papers, minutes and coordinating of meetings.
  • Act as the primary contact for those seeking information about the FDF:NBDR  Program including grant applicants
  • Undertake community engagement, promotion and awareness raising activities to increase the profile of the program and attract suitable project proposals in agricultural dependent communities, with support of FRRR’s communications consultant.
  • Monitor and evaluate the program in accordance with the FDF MEL framework.
  • Support and provide day-to-day management of program staff.
  • Contribute to FRRR Donor and Board Reports.

The Program Manager role will preferably be located in Bendigo but for an applicant with the right skills this position could be undertaken remotely with 1 to 2 days in Bendigo per week.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR is a national charitable foundation focussed on increasing equity of opportunity in remote, rural and regional Australia. It adopts a partnership and leverage model of philanthropy which harnesses the collective resources of philanthropy, business, and governments to support rural communities to be vibrant, adaptive, and sustainable. Established in 2000, FRRR has distributed more than $115m to over 11,000 projects across Australia to date.

Our strategy is focussed on improving outcomes in the areas of PEOPLE, PLACE, & DISASTER RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS.  FRRR believes that targeted philanthropic investment and collaboration in these areas will build more vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive remote, rural and regional communities - and a more equitable and prosperous Australia as a whole.

FRRR’s principles of engagement are guided by an understanding that rural, regional, and remote (RRR) communities are in a constant cycle of development and adjustment. As such we support community-led approaches that enable them to:

  • Seed & Strengthen by enabling RRR communities to support and resource core social and physical infrastructure;
  • Adapt & Evolve by building adaptive capacity across communities and enhancing their ability to cope and adjust to disruption; and/or
  • Innovate & Renew by supporting communities to test, scale and embed game-changing initiatives.

To achieve this, we:

  • Grant & Develop to provide remote, rural and regional communities with access to grants and capacity building resources and support to address inequity and create opportunities.
  • Leverage & Broker to harness FRRR's tax status, knowledge, and networks to support innovation, self-generation, and unlock more giving to address remote, rural, and regional community needs; and
  • Connect Insights & Learning for policymakers, communities, and funders to connect them with ideas, knowledge and lived experience to influence more targeted and relevant support for rural, regional, and remote communities.

Our core values centre around collaboration and constant improvement. We have created a dynamic, flexible, and supportive work environment. FRRR is an Equal Opportunity employer.

FRRR is committed to protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees. To achieve this FRRR strives to ensure that employees are not required or permitted to undertake work for which they are not suited, and we take appropriate measures to allow work to be done in a manner that will not put any person at risk to their health and safety. As such, new incumbents to this role will be required to complete a Pre-existing Injury Declaration relating to the job requirements.

How to apply

Position Description : FRRR_PD_FDF_ProgramManager_Final
Additional Attachment : FRRR-AR-2020-Web-FINAL

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: FRRR Program Manager – Future Drought Fund Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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