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Network Coordinator - Remote / Flexible Location

RDI Network
  • Position: Fixed-term casual - Network Coordinator
  • Location: Australia-based - Flexible / WFH
  • Reports to: RDI Network Board


The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network is an Australian based network of practitioners, researchers, and evaluators working in international development, functioning as a key cross-sector platform for shared learning and action in the sector. With over 2,500 members, the Network has become a key outlet for accessing diverse research expertise, brokering partnerships, convening forums and conferences, as well as supporting ethical research practice among NGOs and academia in Australia.The RDI Network aims to improve the way research evidence informs development policy, practice, and discourse in the Australian development sector. We believe overcoming poverty and injustice requires effective partnerships that link quality research, policy, and practice.

The Network exists to foster collaboration between Australian universities and NGOs to promote high quality and ethical development research, translated as evidence and applied to effective policy and practice. The RDI Network has been working in partnership with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) for many years, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Network is governed through a Board of Directors and Members (Steering Committee), consisting of representatives from ACFID member NGOs and affiliated universities.

In 2023, the Network evolved into a not-for-profit Public Company Limited by Guarantee, with administrative services, media and communications, and governance all sitting within the Board of Directors and membership.

RDI Network Vision:

Effective, equitable international development through evidence and collaboration.

RDI Network Mission:

More than the sum of the parts: bringing together enquiry, evidence, practice, policy, and people, to strengthen development outcomes.

Click here for further background information about the Network’s objectives and work.


Ideally you will have had experience in a similar role, a passion for online engagement, and an active interest in the vital linkages between development research, policy, and practice. You are highly skilled at managing your time and priorities and can work to deadlines while maintaining a high attention to detail. You will bring a natural ability in creating and developing internal and external facing communications as well as media management.


The RDI Network Board is driven, passionate, and collaborative, and we are seeking a Network Coordinator to provide logistical and administrative support to the Network and drive a communications portfolio. The applicant will be integral to the operations of the Network in supporting connection, engagement with, and growth of the membership. Working to the RDI Network Directors, you will be responsible for the delivery of external and internal communications, ensuring the image, brand, and messaging of the RDI Network is upheld, and key administrative functions associated with RDI operations and events.


The candidate will report to the RDI Network Board of Directors and must be Australian based (with existing legal entitlement to work in Australia) and will be remote/home-based. This is a fixed-term, casual position for an initial six-month term with possibility of extension.


  • Manage scheduling of committee meetings and handle associated administrative requirements – agendas, minutes, etc
  • Support the Board of Directors to oversee RDI Network operations and key events
  • Drive RDI Networks social media and communications – LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Collate and deliver the RDI Network newsletter
  • Supporting RDI Network to identify funding and partnership opportunities
  • Other duties as required



  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role, preferably within the sector and proficiency in Microsoft suite, web content maintenance platforms, and email marketing platforms such as Mailchimp and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in carrying out projects to timelines
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including editing and promotional copywriting and an ability to write for multiple audiences
  • Ability to establish good working relationships and consult with a diverse group of stakeholders in the production of materials
  • A creative approach to tasks and willingness to collaborate and generate new ideas to add strategic value


  • Demonstrated experience in, or an understanding of development research, policy, and practice as it relates to the international development sector.

The RDI Network acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land of which we work, play, and live, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. The RDI Secretariat work on the land of the Kulin Nation; this land is, was, and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

The RDI Network values the experience and contribution of people from all cultures, genders, bodies, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and respect for all. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out Keren Winterford [email protected] or Rochelle Spencer [email protected] using the subject line: Network Coordinator - Remote / Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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