- Sydney > Parramatta
- Job posted on: 17th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Established in 2000, Mercy Works is a community development and relief organisation that is part of the vision and mission of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Our Vision: Mercy in Action partnering with the most vulnerable toward opportunity, dignity and self-reliance.
Our Mission: We are a community development organisation in the tradition of Catherine McAuley. We work in partnership with local community organisations to support the most vulnerable both within Australia, and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on women and children. Our programs strive to build capacity and self-reliance and to foster environmental sustainability.
The Values which underpin the organisation are mutuality, integrity, compassion and justice.
The Program Manager – Overseas is responsible for managing international projects in the Asia Pacific region in Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Philippines to help realise Mercy Works’ vision. The Program Manager – Overseas works closely with the Executive Director to understand and reflect the needs of Mercy Works in its development and relief programs.
The Program Manager – Overseas also works with partners and colleagues to demonstrate the impact of Mercy Works’ vision.
The employee is required to undertake any other duties, projects or tasks as directed by the Executive Director, which are within his/her skills, competence and training. The position is for 22.5 hours per week over three days, based in the Mercy Works Office in Parramatta, NSW.
A willingness and ability to travel internationally, when COVID permits.
Mercy Works is committed to creating a culture of safety and respect for all, including prioritising the safety and best interests of all children and adults at risk with whom we have contact.
All staff are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of children and adults at risk and to comply with our safeguarding policies and procedures, including responding to and reporting all suspicions and allegations of abuse. The successful applicant will be required to complete and hold a clear National Police Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check.
Mercy Works is a Public Benevolent Institution Employer (PBI), and as such can offer employees a remuneration package with tax benefits including salary packaging.
If you are a passionate individual, committed to Mercy ethos and looking for your next career opportunity, we would love to hear from you. A copy of the Position Description for the role can be found at www.mercyworks.org.au/job-opportunities. The position description should be read and applied, in conjunction with other corporate documentation that guides decision-making, actions and conduct including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, legislation, policies, procedures and plans.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Program Manager - Overseas application via EthicalJobs, or ring the Executive Director Sally Bradley RSM to discuss further by phone on 02 9564 1911. Applications which do not include a cover letter which shows you have researched the Mercy Works organisation and respond to the Selections Criteria will not be considered.
Applications close 13 February 2022 – early applications welcome with initial phone conversation to follow. Interviews will be held in February and ideally, the successful applicant will be available to begin in March 2022.