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Organisation : Australia for UNHCR (A4U)

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Humanitarian, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australia for UNHCR (A4U)

About the role

  • International refugee aid agency supporting humanitarian emergencies
  • Work in one of the top ten offices amongst the global network
  • Sydney based | Leadership role reporting to the CEO

The Organisation

Australia for UNHCR (A4U) is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner in Australia, raising funds and awareness to support displaced people across the globe. Australia for UNHCR unites caring Australians to support people fleeing conflict, disaster and persecution and advocates and raises significant funds for refugee protection, emergency aid and long-term support and solutions, helping UNHCR reach millions of displaced people each year.
Australia for UNHCR raises almost $50m annually from individual donors, philanthropists and corporates leading to direct impact on the ground delivering emergency support such as shelter, protection, water, medicines and other life-saving essentials. Australia for UNHCR also directly funds international projects that support longer-term care such as building schools, running livelihood programs and providing healthcare.

The Role
Reporting to the chief executive officer and forming part of the executive team, you will provide leadership, vision, strategic direction, monitoring and reporting for the fundraising and communication functions.
You will lead a high-performing team with portfolio responsibilities of regular giving, digital, emergency appeals, communications, and public affairs. You will drive innovation in fundraising products and develop and implement mainly a data led strategy, and audience centric communication across multiple channels.
You will participate in global UNHCR forums, bringing Australia for UNHCR’s ideas, experience and interests into UNHCR’s decision-making and planning processes

Skills Required
You are a strategic leader who is data driven and people centred. You have experience building and implementing multi-channel fundraising and communication strategies utilising high-level business intelligence. You are accustomed to working collaboratively and have the ability to impact and influence strategic decision making across the organisation. You’ve also had success;

  • Leading multi-skilled teams with significant income goals
  • Planning, implementing, and driving budgets and strategies
  • Executing innovative supporter centric and data led initiatives, measuring impact and performance
  • Presenting strategies and reports at a senior level to boards and internationally

If you are a proven fundraising leader with a desire to empower refugees internationally then submit your expression of interest addressing the skills required section above, and a resume. Alternatively call Richard Green or Kelly Gentle at NGO Recruitment on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Director of Fundraising via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Management, #Marketing_Media_and_Communications, #Sales_and_Business_Development
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Humanitarian, #Overseas_Aid_and_Development

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