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DFAT Accreditation Advisor

Hagar Australia
  • Part-time/full-time, short term contract)
  • Initial 3 month contract with an extension option of 6-9 months
  • 3-5 days per week
  • Flexible- remote working location

Working closely with the Hagar Australia Executive Director and Program Quality Manager, as well as Directors and other staff across both Hagar Australia and Hagar International, this role is critical in supporting the preparation for Hagar Australia’s submission for DFAT Accreditation in 2021. The role fulfils both an advisory and implementing function.

About Hagar Australia

Hagar Australia works as part of the global federated Hagar International network, to transform the lives of women and children who have been trafficked, enslaved or abused. We do this work in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Vietnam. Myanmar and Singapore.

Established 26 years ago, Hagar has forged an international reputation for its comprehensive model of trauma-informed care. Hagar was founded as a Christian organisation and continues to adhere to these values.

The Role

The DFAT Accreditation Advisor works closely with Hagar Australia’s Executive Director, Program Quality Manager, as well as Directors and other staff from across both Hagar Australia and Hagar International to support the preparation of Hagar Australia’s DFAT Accreditation submission in 2021.

The role is responsible for :

  • Supporting Hagar Australia’s preparation and submission for DFAT accreditation, including:
    • Review and develop policies, procedures, templates and tools.
    • Collect appropriate evidence
    • Provide advice, based on experience, around suitable organisational responses to various Accreditation criteria
    • Support the preparation of the Agency Profile
    • Support stakeholder briefing and preparation for the Organisational Review
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with all key stakeholders, including HAUS Board, Hagar Australia staff, Hagar International colleagues, etc.
  • Influencing key project stakeholders as required to achieve delivery of tasks on time.

Key selection criteria

The right candidate for the position will have:

  • Strong demonstrated experience in supporting an ANGO (ideally small-medium sized) to prepare for and successfully obtain DFAT Accreditation, with a deep knowledge of DFAT Accreditation criteria (specifically programming and finance), including understanding the distinction between base and full.
  • Deep understanding of DFAT Accreditation criteria, derived from approx. 10years+ work experience in the international development sector
  • Strong project management and time management skills, including a commitment to being an ‘implementor’
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven influencing skills with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of and commitment to the values and mission of Hagar Australia, including child protection
  • An ability to operate effectively in a remote working environment

Additional desirable skills, experience and qualities include:

  • Degree in International development
  • Experience managing DFAT-funded programs
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Hagar Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hagar Australia is committed to integrity, the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Working with Children and Police Check before commencement in the role.

NOTE: We are looking to appoint this role as soon as possible and so applications will be reviewed and considered progressively as they are received so candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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