Senior Program Coordinator

at CARE Australia
Published September 11, 2022
Location Canberra, Australia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Senior Program Coordinator Business Development (BD) supports CA to achieve institutional funding revenue targets by:


Working independently to map donor funding, identify potential relevant opportunities, and provide advice to COs on strategic approaches

Providing oversight of CA pipeline tracking for Australian-sourced funding, including responsibility for cross-country/regional initiatives and non-lead member opportunities

Managing team workflow and IPO/CO coordination for resource mobilisation processes including strategic filtering, bid/no bid, and proposal reflections

Working with limited guidance and engaging with CA, CO and partner program staff to prepare high quality concepts, designs and funding proposals (including developing budgets) for submission to DFAT and other institutional funding agencies

Contributing to systems development for the effective management of the bid proposal/submission process

Representing CA with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners

Coordinating capacity building initiatives for resource mobilisation and proposal preparation with COs

All CARE staff demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and the protection of children in their work


Key Responsibilities


Map donor funding opportunities and engage with COs on early resource mobilisation for potential opportunities

Identify Australian-sourced funding opportunities and oversee the CA pipeline tracker (focusing on cross-country opportunities, NLMs, and sharing relevant opportunities/information with COs)

Coordinate/facilitate CA resource mobilisation processes and with COs and CMPs, including for strategic filtering, bid/no bid and proposal reflections

Write and edit concepts, designs, and funding proposals (including developing/reviewing budgets) for tenders and propositional submissions for a range of international institutional donors

Contribute to the development, refinement and management of tools and systems to track funding opportunities

Coordinate CA, CI CO and partner program staff in the project management of major funding submissions

With limited direction, engage with stakeholders and partners including donor representatives, CI representatives (COs, non-lead member partners, country member partners and CI working groups), technical specialists (groups and individuals), and implementing partners (international NGOs, managing contractors, and civil society organisations)

Coordinate the development and delivery of effective training in resource mobilisation and proposal preparation to build the capacity of IPO, COs and implementing partners

Ideally you will have


At least 3 years’ experience preparing funding submissions/tenders to institutional donors

Knowledge of Australian Government funding agencies (DFAT, DHA), culture and systems

Strong proposal writing, editing and budgeting skills

Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building

Strong organisational and project management skills with the ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary and cross culture teams

Experience of developing and using systems and tools to track and manage funding opportunities including pipeline trackers, Go/No Go processes, cost benefit analysis etc.

Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment with minimal supervision.

An understanding of the importance of empowering women and girls and a commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

How to apply

What we can offer you


A flexible and supportive working environment

Generous salary packaging benefits

17.5% leave loading

Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.


CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to Apply?


Please review the Candidate Information Pack available on our website and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’ via the portal on our website. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages). After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

Please contact Ingrid Sheridan using the subject line ‘Senior Program Coordinator enquiry' (please do not email applications to this address).

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