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Project Coordinator (Funding) - Sydney / Melbourne

The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
  • 12-month, Fixed term contract, with flexible work arrangements based in either Sydney or Melbourne


Come and join our international development organisation, working to eliminate avoidable blindness. Currently operating in over 25 countries throughout Australia, the Pacific, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation has restored sight to over two million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health.


You are a project coordination guru, with excellent time management skills, and enjoy working across multiple projects at any given time. You will be passionate about working for a leading Not-For-Profit organisation and excited to gain international development experience. Prior experience in the Not-For-Profit sector while advantageous is not necessary. You will be interested in the fundraising and grants space and eager to learn new skills and grow within the role.


The Project Coordinator - Funding coordinates processes and supports Strategic Initiatives (SI) team colleagues to help develop a funding opportunity pipeline and support successful grant applications. They also maintain oversight of compliance requirements and support divisional and cross-divisional projects as needed.


Project Coordination

  • Supporting activities in cross-divisional projects, such as the development of country funding plans and the coordination of donor approaches.
  • Coordinating contract negotiation and registration activities to support new funding initiatives, such as grant applications and coordinating multi-party meetings as needed.
  • Supporting the SI team on general pitch and proposal development and documentation.

Systems & Processes

  • Building on tools and systems to help strengthen team and divisional resources and processes.
  • Maintaining the funding opportunity process, to record and track opportunities and enable timely reporting.
  • Supporting divisional infrastructure projects as needed, such as development of new CRM for international markets.


  • Supporting colleagues with governance or compliance requirements such as funding portal registration, filing and updating grant submission document requirements.
  • Collaborating with teams across The Foundation to ensure Public Affairs’ adherence to policies, including development and implementation of procedures.
  • Conducting due diligence on prospective donors.


  • A minimum of 3 years of project coordination experience, working with a range of stakeholders to deliver results
  • Demonstrated experience of developing systems or processes to improve team effectiveness or efficiencies.

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you.

These include:

  • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours
  • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development

To find out more about our benefits click here


If this opportunity appeals to you and suits your skills, we would love to have a confidential conversation with you. Please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, on employment@hollows.org, using the subject line: Funding Integration Coordinator - Sydney / Melbourne enquiry via EthicalJobs, kind note that CV’s will not be considered through this email address.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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