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Senior Program Manager

Employer: International Women's Development Agency
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, International Aid & Development, Management, Project Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 15 February, 2019.
Applications close: 03 March, 2019.

Who we are?

IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. We are international, feminist and independent.

Beyond the impact we have in the world, we are well known for our supportive, friendly and inclusive team culture. Working with IWDA sees you working alongside a team of intelligent, driven and passionate women who genuinely live our values of Feminism, Accountability, Collaboration and Transformation every day.

An opportunity you will love

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for team management and supporting and enabling IWDA’s Program Managers in their work with partners as part of the Women’s Action for Voice and Empowerment (WAVE) program.

The WAVE program is funded by the Government of the Netherlands through its Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Program. It is a civil and political participation program for women, operating across five diverse and challenging country contexts in Asia and the Pacific: Myanmar,
Cambodia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. IWDA is partnering with 16 women’s human rights organisations to deliver this program. The WAVE program runs over five years: 2016-2020.

The WAVE program seeks to support women to lead transformative, sustainable change towards gender equality, enabled by strategic feminist engagement. The program intends to increase individual women and young women’s political, economic and social leadership; change inequitable legal, policy and economic frameworks; strengthen a vital, visible and vocal women’s movement; and ensure that evidence of how change towards gender equality happens informs and influences individuals, institutions and movements.

The Senior Program Manager drives systematic approaches to program development and implementation, financial management, advocacy, monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Senior Program Manager leads the WAVE program, ensuring the delivery of contractual obligations and an integrated program as well as ensuring that program planning and innovation is in line with IWDA’s Strategic Plan, organisational goals and standards.

Why you will excel

  • You have extensive experience leading and managing multi-country program teams.
  • You have demonstrated success managing and designing complex programs including donor liaison, planning, evaluation and reporting.
  • You posses strong financial acumen as demonstrated through managing complex multi-country, multi-donor budgets.
  • You are committed and have the ability to deliver program quality, and contribute to strategic program development across IWDA’s Strategic Goals.
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender and international development practice including experience in identifying and managing risks in international environments.

The full selection criteria are listed in the Position Description.

How to apply for this job

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all please download the position description and cover letter template (links below) and email your CV and cover letter to using the subject line: Senior Program Manager application via EthicalJobs, by 11.59pm Sunday 3 March 2019. Please direct queries to this email address.

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an EEO exemption (H112/2018) and requests applications from women only. IWDA encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities to apply. Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.

Supporting materials  Position Description - Senior Program Manager 2019.pdf
 Cover letter template.docx