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Organisation : Caritas Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Caritas Australia

About the role

  • Newly created, innovative role and team environment
  • Engage with external networks to drive strategy and learning
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work/life balance

The Opportunity
At Caritas Australia, we have a vision to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity for all. We partner with the most vulnerable communities and groups to help them build better lives for themselves by improving access to sustainable livelihoods, clean water, sanitation and education.

The Partnership and Localisation Lead is a newly created role within a whole new department at Caritas Australia. As an organisation, we have made a significant investment in this role to help build the capacity of our local partners and leaders. 

More about the role
Working in the newly established Impact Department, the Partnership and Localisation Lead will design and implement systems to measure the quality of partnerships across Caritas Australia, whilst building organisational capacity in relation to partnership, accompaniment and localisation. Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Providing technical advice into the design of broader Caritas Australia frameworks, policies, guidance and tools from a partnership, accompaniment and localisation lens.
  • Leading or supporting research initiatives related to partnership, accompaniment and localisation, and embedding emerging innovations into Caritas Australia practice.
  • Representing Caritas Australia on inter-agency and sector working groups relevant to partnership, accompaniment and localisation.

About you
For this role, we are seeking a collaborative and influential individual, with a mix of the following qualifications, skills and experience:    

  • Tertiary qualifications in a Humanitarian, Development or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience driving effective partnerships preferably within an International NGO, Aid Agency or other Development organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and measuring the impact of transformative partnerships aligned with the global localisation agenda.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant governments policies, strategies, programs and priorities related to partnership, accompaniment and localisation
  • Experience in designing & facilitating training for staff and partners using participatory methodologies

Why should you consider working for Caritas Australia?
Working at Caritas Australia, you will join a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about tackling poverty and injustice. As part of the Caritas Australia team, you will also benefit from:

  • Flexible working arrangements to maintain your work/life balance, including work from home and flexible hours;
  • Continued professional development and learning, with on-the-job mentoring and coaching;
  • Not-for-Profit salary packaging;
  • Annual remuneration and benefits reviews to ensure you are fairly compensated for your contribution to Caritas Australia; and
  • Knowing that you are playing a critical role in enhancing the lives of vulnerable groups globally.

For any further questions or enquiries, please contact the recruitment team at or call (02) 8488 8419. Otherwise, please submit you cover letter and CV through the relevant links.

Our commitment to safeguarding
At Caritas Australia, we recognise the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults towards whom we have a special responsibility. If you are offered this position, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks, including police checks and reference checks. If the position requires a Working with Children Check or foreign police check, it is your responsibility to obtain one before starting work. You will also be required to sign our Code of Conduct which includes a section on Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults as well as to abide by our safeguarding policies. 

Our commitment to diversity
At Caritas Australia, we support an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Our commitment to safety and wellbeing
As part of the recruitment process for this role, you may be required to undertake various background checks. You may also be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Partnership and Localisation Lead via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy
Sector: #Overseas_Aid_and_Development


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