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Project and Award Coordinator (GCF)

Organisation : Save the Children

Location : Australia (Flexible location, Pacific, Australia)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Finance & Accounting, Grants & Philanthropy, Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Humanitarian

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Save the Children

About the role

Save the Children’s global presence is huge and growing. We want to enhance our reputation to deliver high-quality programs to support the most vulnerable children around the world. We will do this by working with our global colleagues and offices to ensure our programs are consistent, effective and achieve positive enduring impacts for the most vulnerable children and their communities. We need you to join our International Programs Project and Awards Team to support our expanding Green Climate Fund (GCF) portfolio.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated and healthy and to live a life free from violence. We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and to live a life free from violence. We run programs around the world, and we want to help to secure a more climate-healthy future for children.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent position, based anywhere in Australia/Pacific, you will be part of our International Programs Department and report to our Head of Awards. You will work closely with the GCF Project Management System Lead, Country and Regional Offices and other Save the Children Members to support a growing climate change team to develop and deliver new projects, systems and processes for our GCF account management. You will ensure award information is captured and compliance requirements are met.

You will make an impact by:

  • Assisting development of a GCF project assurance methodology to maintain key controls and donor compliance
  • Ensuring data in the Award Management System (AMS) is accurate at all times
  • Undertaking timely analysis and performance reporting
  • Monitoring project implementation, budgets, partnership management and risk
  • Liaising effectively with Country and Member Offices, Support Services, and other stakeholders
  • Supporting the GCF Account Group’s day-to-day operations


Does this sound like you?

You are technologically savvy with analytical instincts and organizational skills that are second to none. Your exceptional communication skills make it easy for you to connect and work with a diverse range of people and teams around the world.

You can plan, manage, and coordinate your work to execute a variety of tasks and responsibilities. You thrive on a challenge and deal effectively with change. You are committed to the mission and values of Save the Children.

This role requires:

  • A track record of experience with project and financial management of grant-funded programs
  • Ability to identify and manage organisational and operational risks
  • Highly developed organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • High level of computer literacy, particularly Microsoft suite of programs and databases
  • Experience working with AMS and/or in the international sector is desirable


Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • A friendly and flexible work environment, including working from your preferred location
  • Child and pet friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits up to $15,900
  • Additional annual leave options available
  • Individual learning plans to assist your career development
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual


For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

How to apply

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 5pm Monday 15 August 2022

Position Description – Project and Award Coordinator, GCF

For more information about these positions, please contact Deborah Muir, International Programs Head of Awards, at

As this role is based in Australia or the Pacific, we highly encourage persons from an Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander or Pacific Islander background to apply.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it is straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter y our race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding


Please quote in application: Project and Award Coordinator (GCF) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Finance_and_Accounting, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Program_Coordination_and_Management, #Project_Management
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Humanitarian


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