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International Programs & Partnerships Director - One Girl

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The company

At One Girl (OG), they believe that every girl on the planet has the right to an education. No matter where she is born, how much her family earns, what religion she adheres to or what her culture says; every girl deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and be the best she can be. They are on a huge mission to change the world, one girl at a time. They know they can’t do it alone – and that’s why they need you!

The role

Reporting to the CEO and joining the senior leadership team (SLT), the International Programs and Partnerships Director will maintain strong relationships with key staff within OG Australia and Sierra Leone, as well as develop and maintain sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders globally.

The primary responsibility for this role is to lead the planning, design, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of One Girl’s International Programs, as well as, identify and manage key program partnerships. The Director provides strategic thinking on programming and the development of innovations that enable the delivery of quality programs through partnership strategy in line with One Girl’s overall strategy.

This role is critical to the success of One Girl’s advocacy by ensuring that the voices of girls and young women are amplified.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead on gender mainstreaming within programs, across the organisation, and in OG’s engagement with partners and key stakeholders;
  • Lead and manage the OG programs team by providing direction, guidance, and staff development through coaching and mentoring of the programs team; including oversight of the OG program approach
  • Oversee quality assurance of program implementation, ensuring programs are implemented according to requirements agreed in the program proposal and within approved budget
  • Management of the Africa Regional Director in Sierra Leone and program staff in Melbourne.
  • Ensuring OG monitoring and evaluation frameworks are in place for all programs and are being implemented in line with values and principles, and ensure that key learnings are applied to inform their work
  • Working closely with the Fundraising and Communications Directors, including communicating OG (and partner) impact with supporters and identifying new program grants.

About you

You are passionate about creating a world where all people — no matter where they are born or how much money they have — enjoy the same rights and opportunities. A world where every person has the chance to be the best they can be. You think outside of the box and are not afraid to present ideas, solutions and new concepts that will help One Girl grow and enable greater access to education.

Ideally, you will possess:

  • Strong understanding of gender equality and women’s rights issues in the international context (Africa and/or Asia-Pacific regions preferred)
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience developing and leading successful program strategies (preferably with partnerships-focus)
  • Experience building, leading, or managing successful long-term partnerships (networks, alliances, or coalitions) working with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Strong understanding of program and partnership cycles in the international development sector
  • A tertiary degree in international development or a related field. In the absence of a degree, extensive professional experience and proven results in those areas is required.
  • Accredited Partnerships Broker qualifications preferred (or an interest in obtaining)
  • Experience managing staff from a range of backgrounds and contexts within the NFP sector with an ability to inspire, grow and lead a team.

The rewards

This position plays a pivotal role in ensuring One Girl’s programs are efficient, effective and provide maximum impact for the young women and girls they support.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. One Girl is a child safe organisation and all successful applicants will be required to sign the Child and Young Person Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

We are looking for an energetic, creative leader who shares a passion for creating change for girls and their communities through education. If you are a values-led person who is looking for an opportunity to make their mark on a growing organisation and create more impact in the world, we would love to hear from you!

For a confidential discussion or to receive the full position description contact Kate Faulkner on 04 5566 7863 or kate@talentnation.com.au using the subject line: International Programs & Partnerships Director - One Girl enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Talent Nation encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

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