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Women’s Economic Justice Lead

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Organisation : CARE Australia

Location : Canberra, Melbourne (Melbourne or Canberra)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CARE Australia

CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

About the role

  •       Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  •       Based in Melbourne or Canberra
  •       Permanent, full time(part time and job share options are available for the right candidate(s))

About the Role 

CARE Australia’s Theory of Change seeks to have gender justice at the heart of our economic justice and climate justice work. The theory of change aims to build CARE’s Gender Equality Framework into all programs with a locally led approach, and focuses on 5 key programming areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Humanitarian Action, Livelihoods, Work and Markets, Women’s Leadership and Movements, and Just Systems.

The Women’s Economic Justice Lead is the portfolio lead and specialist on women’s’ economic justice and economic resilience for CARE Australia. Integral to successful fulfilment of the role is the ability to develop partnerships, programs and resourcing to deliver on CARE Australia’s Theory of Change. This includes ensuring minimum program standards as well as pursuing innovation, impact and influence. The Lead is responsible for working with stakeholders and partners to support resourcing and design of programs that are aligned with this framework. The position will support implementation and evaluation and build CARE’s credibility and profile in WEJ communities within CARE international and globally.

The Lead works in collaboration with other members of the Capability and Impact Unit to support partners, partnerships and CARE Country Offices. The Lead supports a culture of strategic thinking, learning and continuous improvement and learning within CARE Australia and in engagements with Country Offices. The Lead builds on CI and CA frameworks and global best practice.The Lead will work in ways that are participatory and gender sensitive in the context of a localisation approach.

 Key Responsibilities 

  • Working in collaboration with Head and members of CIU, drive the creation of a high-quality economic justice and economic resilience portfolio for CARE Australia, covering, portfolio design and innovation, partnership development, and advocacy.
  • Build partnerships and multi-stakeholder engagements that grow CA’s impact in Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Economic Justice, particularly funding and influence partnerships.
  • Engage with CA’s work in markets-based approaches (MBAs) to ensure these leverage and integrate with portfolio strategy to maximise impact within programs and MBAs.
  • Provide hands-on and in-field advice and technical assistance to Program staff, CI Country Offices, local civil society partners and partners to broaden and deepen CA’s work in climate justice, resilience, and their intersection with economic and gender justice.
  • Lead CA’s contribution to the work of the CARE International Women’s Economic Justice Impact Area Strategy and associated Global Working Groups and represent at relevant sectoral meetings, conferences, and forums beyond CARE International.
  • Proactively contribute to the work of other Units–Program Delivery, Pacific Program, Business Development–and CA Departments to achieve CA’s program objectives and targets.
  • Engage actively and grow CA’s internal and external economic justice and resilience-related networks including with government, private sector, not for profit, academic institutions with a view to positioning CA as a thought leader in gender and climate justice and resilience.

Ideally you will have:

  • Subject matter expertise – key economic justice trends and practices and their intersection with gender justice and climate justice issues.
  • Demonstrated track record in building gender-transformative economic justice and resilience programs and strategies.
  • Experience in partnership development with the private sector, government, not for profit, allies and networks and communities.
  • Experience in leading practice and inspiring innovation in economic justice programs, policy and practice, ideally in complex organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in diverse teams, and exceptional cross-cultural skills and experience with feminist approaches, localised approaches and sensitivity to power.
  • Ideally, experience with humanitarian programming and its intersection with economic justice programming.
  • Personal experience of the contexts we work in and/or the forms of injustice we seek to address would be an advantage.
  • A commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.  

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

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Women’s Economic Justice Lead via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Other, #Policy_and_Research, #Program_Coordination_and_Management, #Project_Management
Sector: #Community_Development


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