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Manager International Programme

Family Planning Australia

Family Planning Australia is looking for the right person to provide effective leadership in a key strategic and hands on role. If you are a collaborative and compassionate individual wanting to provide leadership, implementation and evaluate international projects committed to quality sexual health and reproductive services, this role could be for you.

This is a 12-month maternity relief position.

About Family Planning Australia

Family Planning Australia is the leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services in NSW. As an independent not–for–profit organisation we offer expert clinical care, information and advice for every body in every family as well as education and training and evidence–based research to support doctors, nurses and other professionals.

Family Planning Australia is committed to excellence in meeting the reproductive and sexual health needs of the community. We achieve this by providing best practice, accredited clinical services, enhancing the knowledge and skills of service providers, improving the body of knowledge about reproductive and sexual health through rigorous research and evaluation, and leading international development projects to promote the rights of marginalised people in developing countries.


  • Salary Packaging options to receive $15,900 of your salary tax-free.
  • Up to $2,650 meal and entertainment allowance.
  • New modern office with free parking at our healthcare hub in Newington.
  • Study leave options for those completing additional formal qualifications relevant to roles within Family Planning Australia.
  • Flexible working options.

Our Values

Family Planning Australia is a pro-choice organisation:

  • All staff at Family Planning Australia are expected to fully support an individual’s right to choose regarding their pregnancy, whether that be parenting, adoption/foster care or abortion.
  • As an abortion service provider, all staff in the organisation are expected to actively participate in the provision of abortion services in line with the full scope of the role they are appointed to.

Must support the Family Planning Australia values:

  • Human rights focus - promoting the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health.
  • Integrity - maintaining a strong ethical base, being accountable and transparent.
  • Inclusiveness - valuing and respecting diversity without judgment.
  • Equity of access - ensuring access to our services for all including priority populations.
  • Client centred - placing the needs of the whole person at the centre of our work.
  • Commitment to excellence - ensuring high standards in all our work.
  • A just culture – a balanced accountability for both individuals and the organisation.

About the role

The Manager International Programme is responsible for the implementation of the Family Planning Australia's international programme, focused on improving access to quality health and education reproductive and sexual health services in the Indo-Pacific region. This is achieved through capacity building partner organisations to provide high quality family planning services including clinical services, community education, resource development, professional education, monitoring and evaluation and policy development.

The Manager is responsible for providing leadership to oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of international projects and working with the Executive and International Programme team to establish and maintain strong working relationships with project partners and other stakeholders.

Selection Criteria

Essential (Including Qualifications)

  • Tertiary degree in public health, health, education, international development or related field.
  • Experience in the successful management of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience in planning and implementing projects including project designs, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Strong promotion/advocacy and networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervision and mentoring skills.
  • Awareness and understanding of community, regional and global development issues and their inter relationships.
  • Strong cultural competency and the ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently.
  • Ability to travel periodically in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • NSW Driver’s license.


  • Knowledge and experience in reproductive and sexual health.
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications.
  • Understanding of international development issues in the Indo-Pacific region which may impact on the management of development programs.
  • Experience in marketing and promoting international programs.

Other requirements

  • A Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check are required prior to commencement in this role.
  • Vaccination/immunisation requirements apply to this role.

to apply

Family Planning Australia does not accept unsolicited agency resumes or applications and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.

To apply online, please click 'Apply Now'. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Anne Stuart on [email protected] using the subject line: Manager International Programme enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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