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Youth Technical Program Manager - Sydney / Melbourne

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

Reporting to the Manager, Program Development and Effectiveness Team, we are seeking a Youth Technical Program Manager to lead the development of the Australia First Nations Program Youth Technical Program drawing on our Education for Life technical approach, international and Australian project models and examples of best and innovative practice.

The Youth Technical Program Manager is expected to make an important contribution to the development of World Vision’s evidence base for our field programs in Australia through supporting the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects as well as supporting relevant grant and funding opportunities.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Program Managers, technical advisors and youth project implementation teams in the field to adapt the Youth Technical Program to local contexts
  • Ensuring all youth project designs, and their monitoring and evaluation frameworks and processes continue to be responsive to local contexts
  • Advising field staff in the use of monitoring tools, data collection, the use of reflective practice to drive project improvements and accurately tracking progress towards outcomes. 
  • Supporting the development of new work through grants, co-design processes and collaborating with policy, advocacy and marketing teams
  • Ensuring all projects are aligned with World Vision’s Development Programming Approach, its focus on impact, and its global monitoring and evaluation frameworks

In addition, this role supports the development of the Annual Reports to the World Vision leadership group as well as communications materials related to project impact developed to engage our supporters.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Working with remote, regional and/or urban First Nations communities and/or other disadvantaged communities in a cross- cultural context
  • Good understanding of Indigenous affairs in Australia
  • Leading program design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Technical expertise in youth development programming
  • High level stakeholder relations and working in partnership
  • Tertiary qualifications in Youth Development/Design Monitoring and Evaluation

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and can be based in our state office in Sydney or in our head office in Melbourne. Other locations may be possible depending on the candidate.

This role requires occasional travel for field-based activity with project teams in the West Kimberley region, Sydney, and the Hunter Valley. Other travel may be required domestically but will be negotiated depending on team requirements, program development and funding opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting First Nations communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring First Nations staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for First Nations staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture and their collaborations in the program. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader World Vision organisation regarding our work with First Nations organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. 

“Being able to connect with our project teams and the communities in which we work is so inspiring and being able to further develop our work with young people really increases my motivation. I know the work that we do is really making a difference to First Nations young people across Australia”

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