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Senior Manager - International Financial Partnerships

  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Newly created position
  • WWF-Australia Office location negotiable, Sydney preferred
  • Full time, ongoing contract
  • Join a diverse global network of local organisations working for people and planet in 100 countries
  • Work in a high performing, values-driven organisation

About Us

WWF-Australia is an award-winning and innovative organisation determined to do things differently. We use our superpowers to partner in delivering nature-positive solutions, empowering communities, and halting climate change - in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the Southern Hemisphere and globally. We are a values-driven organisation with a diverse global network of local organisations working in 100 countries. We work as a catalyst with communities, First Nations, governments, businesses, innovators, and philanthropists towards our global mission: to build a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.

Learn more about our 60-year history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OluzruE9zE.

About the Role

The role proactively fosters and manages relationships with international partners to enhance their financial operations, support partner capacity development, ensure compliance with financial regulations and network standards, and fulfil multifaceted donor requirements. The role leads the strategic financial planning, reporting processes, analysis and proactive mitigation of financial risks associated with international finance partnerships.

Key Accountabilities (Refer to PD for full list of Key Accountabilities)

  • Partner with WWF-International regional finance teams and relevant WWF Network Offices and Initiatives to provide capacity development support and financial / compliance training to ensure partners (including downstream partners) are strengthened and are equipped to comply with WWF-Australia grant conditions.
  • Support Conservation and Philanthropy and Development teams' program delivery by conducting technical reviews of international program/project budgets and reports to ensure alignment with WWF and Australian Government requirements and suitable levels of transparency.
  • Supported by the Head of Finance and Procurement, lead the strategic and operational oversight of international financial management, including developing and proposing risk mitigation strategies to the Executive (e.g. fraud & corruption risks, terrorism financing risk, exchange rate volatility risks).

Skills, Knowledge and Experience (Refer to PD for full list of Selection Criteria)

  • Demonstrated understanding of Australian Government grant and procurement requirements (e.g. DFAT Complex Grant Agreement terms & conditions, Commonwealth Grants Rules & Guidelines, Commonwealth Procurement Rules, and State Government equivalents).
  • Demonstrated experience conducting financial management and governance oversight of international development grants.
  • Highly developed partnership management, engagement and communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to communicate complex requirements in diverse linguistic and cultural contexts.

Our Commitment to Diversity:

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding: WWF-Australia is committed to acting with respect and upholding the human rights, welfare and dignity of all persons we employ, engage with or who are affected by our activities and work, with special regard for vulnerable individuals and children.

As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo background checks relevant to your position (eg. Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies, and sign our Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


Applicants can apply via https://www.wwf.org.au/about-us/jobs-at-wwf. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.

Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV).

Note that applicants require current unlimited working rights in Australia to be eligible for this role.

A position description is attached.

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