Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Partnerships and Projects Coordinator
The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted international development organisations whose vision is to end avoidable blindness by 2020 and ensure the work of Fred Hollows lives on. We are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities. The Foundation works in 26 countries across Africa, Asia, The Pacific and the Middle East as well as in Australia.
An exciting opportunity has become available in our Global Partnerships and Advocacy team for a motivated and passionate Partnerships and Projects Coordinator. In this busy and varied role, you will play a vital role in managing and strengthening relationships with The Foundation’s global and strategic partners. This includes relationship development with new and existing partners, developing position statements, briefings and discussions papers, and representing and advocating at events, conferences, meetings and other public forums. This is an excellent opportunity that will provide diverse challenges in a stimulating and international work environment as you advise, guide and interact with various stakeholders and get involved with different projects.
To be considered for this role, you will have previous experience in establishing and managing partnerships and be able to effectively manage complex and high-level stakeholder relationships. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field will be highly regarded. You will demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and collaboration, as well as the ability to manage diverse tasks, projects and stakeholders in an evolving and international environment. You will need to have strong strategic thinking, planning, communication, research and problem solving skills, and demonstrate the ability to gather, analyse and translate complex information concisely into briefs on various subject matter. You are passionate about what you do and you are committed to driving outcomes and making a difference.
The ability to travel domestically and internationally will be essential.