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Global Health Grants & Partnerships Manager

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership-based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.

RACS is at an exciting time in its evolution with a new CEO and Executive Leadership team who are committed to creating a modern, relevant and forward looking organisation. We are looking for outstanding people to join us in this time of positive transformation.

With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we strive to deliver business outcomes that are will enhance the contribution of surgeons to the broader community.

Based at the top end of town we are within easy walking distance to trams and Parliament Station.

The Role (Full/Part time)

Reporting to the Head of Global Health, this role will have responsibility for managing and growing the Grants and Partnerships portfolio of RACS Global Health Department. You will aim to enhance the quality and impact of our international programs to ensure global access to emergency and essential health, surgical care and training programs. The Global Health Grants and Partnerships Manager leads and supports team members in the Global Health Team and acts as Head of Global Health as required.

The Grants and Partnerships Manager manages the Melbourne based grants, finance and compliance program team, including requirements related to partnerships and grant/philanthropic development, grant management systems (ANCP/DFAT) and business model exploration.

The role will be offered on a full-time or part-time (4 days a week) three-year contract.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Tertiary and post-graduate qualification (Communications, International Development, Public Relations, Marketing, Business or related field) supported by related international development or national development professional experience.
  • Knowledge of DFAT and ACFID accreditation standards with experience of managing a major Grant(s) and/or ANCP projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of key global and regional development actors and market interests (institutional and other) in RACS technical or geographical areas and their potential to partner.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to generate funds for field programs. Experience in writing tenders, grants, bids, proposals or similar documents.
  • Experience in large scale, multi-country complex program and portfolio management including risk management, quality assurance and reporting.
  • Experience coordinating the work of a team, managing team members, balancing workloads and optimising team performance.
  • Representational skills in developing and effectively managing strategic relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, with experience in working in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Highly developed policy and proposal writing and strategic planning skills.

RACS is a child safe organisation. RACS recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in all our activities. As part of the selection process candidates are required to undergo a Police check and signing of our Child Safeguarding Policy & Code of Conduct.

How to apply

To apply for the role please submit your application by visiting our website https://erecruit1.mercury.com.au/RACS/Default.aspx and submit a CV and detailed covering letter in Word or PDF format specifically addressing the following:

  • Your top 3 strengths and how these contribute to your success
  • How your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role
  • What appeals to you about working at RACS?

Applications close 11.45pm AEST on Thursday 27th February 2020. Enquiries can be directed to careers@surgeons.org however; applications emailed to this address will not be accepted.

RACS promotes diversity - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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