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Senior Program Coordinator - Humanitarian Emergencies Group

Employer: Caritas Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: International Aid & Development, Executive & Senior Management, Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 21 August, 2019.
Applications close: 02 September, 2019.

  • Play a key role in Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies Group
  • Full time Sydney Based Role
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

Our Organisation

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Your Role

  • You will be a key member of the Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies Group (HEG), and primarily responsible for overseeing Caritas Australia’s humanitarian response in the Asia and Africa regions.
  • Working to empower CA’s partners and communities to prepare for, respond to and mitigate disasters.
  • Represent CA and CAN DO (when appropriate) on DFAT AHP forums and Response Committee meetings.
  • On occasion, you will also provide cover for the HEG Manager during times of travel and/or leave.

Your Capabilities

You will thrive and be successful in this role if you have:

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in development, humanitarian, environmental science or related area and demonstrated experience
  • Demonstrated ability working in partnership with local organisations in development and humanitarian programs to collaborate, negotiate and lead a team in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in both the design and implementation and managing DRR/DRM programs, facilitating, delivering community based DRR trainings.
  • Significant experience in supervising, mentoring staff, and accompanying partners, have a thorough understanding of the humanitarian challenges facing countries and communities across Africa and Asia.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in remote and difficult situations when deployed to respond to an emergency and often under pressure in crisis environments. Capacity and willingness to be deployed to humanitarian emergencies at short notice as well as extensive travel potentially for more than one month in case of large-scale crisis; often within 24-48 hours’ notice.
  • Excellent skills in communication, analysis, mediation, conflict-resolution, report writing, and handling media.
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of Caritas Australia and the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and Catholic Social Teachings.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this role, please visit and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to using the subject line: Senior Program Coordinator - Humanitarian Emergencies Group application via EthicalJobs

Please apply by COB Monday 2nd September 2019.

Applications must specify Australian residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact Melville Fernandez – 0429 995 278.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Supporting materials  Senior Program Coordinator HEG Position Description July 2019.pdf