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Program Officer

ActionAid Australia
  • Reports To: Humanitarian Program Manager and Head of Global Engagement
  • Position Type: 4 or 5 days a week
  • Salary Range: $50-60K plus super plus benefits
  • Date issued: 14 December 2020


The Program Officer sits within the Global Engagement Team and reports to the Humanitarian Program Manager and Head of Global Engagement (GE) and works closely with the Shifting the Power Coalition (STPC) Technical Adviser and broader team to support the administration of ActionAid’s Pacific engagement (AAV and STPC) and humanitarian programs. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide secretariat support for the “Shifting the Power Coalition” in the Pacific, established to strengthen women’s leadership in disaster preparedness, response and recovery in the region and facilitate inclusion of women’s diverse voices in relevant policy and decision making spaces; and
  • Assisting the Humanitarian Program Manager with project administration, documentation, monitoring and reporting, ensuring projects adhere to ActionAid’s feminist Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA), to the ACFID Code of Conduct and to AAA’s Program Manual and policies.
  • Provide administrative, reporting and communications support to ActionAid’s program in Vanuatu to meet donor and ActionAid Australia reporting, visibility, and compliance requirements.



  • A commitment to ActionAid’s vision, mission and values
  • A passion and commitment to women’s rights and gender equality
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in development and/or another relevant areas
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant experience working in humanitarian emergencies or development
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Strong organisation and coordination skills with attention to detail and the ability to adhere to standards
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills and the ability to build relationships with country partners and other key stakeholders
  • Willing to learn new contexts to promote and support localisation through the program and emergency response work.
  • Proven ability to work with limited supervision and under pressure to meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • A high level of computer competency


  • Knowledge of the ACFID Code of Conduct and DFAT compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly during emergencies and support teams responding to crisis.

For more information, please refer to the attached complete Job Description below. Thank you.

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