Program Development and Advocacy Advisor

Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney or Melbourne, Australia

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2016

Job Description

Come and join our international development organisation where we are
ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to
eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with
partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the
most vulnerable communities.

With a number of critical new programs planned for 2017, an exciting
opportunity exists for a highly qualified and experienced development
professional. Working as a part of our Program Development team, you
will support programming activities across 25 countries in Africa and
Asia through the development of innovative and best practice health
programs. Your skills and expertise will be used to support the design
and development of high quality programs which will have a significant
and sustainable impact, and are aligned with The Foundation’s mission
and strategic plan, the context-specific needs in country, and the goals
of partner institutions.

The Program Development and Advocacy Advisor will support the
development of innovative and best-practice Advocacy projects that are
aligned with The Foundation’s mission and strategic plan, the
context-specific needs in-country, and the goals of partner
institutions. Reporting to the Global Lead – Program Development and
working collaboratively across The Foundation, you will provide
technical support to country teams to develop, plan and monitor their
advocacy work for current and future programming, either via ad hoc
remote support or through the facilitation of advocacy workshops

To be a success in this role you will be degree qualified in
Development, Public Health, Public Policy, Communications, or a related
field of study, with extensive experience working actively in project
design, monitoring and evaluation in the International Development/
Public Health sphere. You will have a proven track record in supporting
advocacy work at a national level, including national campaigns planning
and implementation, preferably in developing countries. You will have
knowledge of program design concepts including program logic and
monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to conceptualise, design,
collaboratively develop, and document program initiatives which are
strategic, innovative, and evidence based.

Key to this position will be your ability to cultivate and maintain
collaborative relationships, to effectively engage people across the
organisation, and to support and influence multiple stakeholders in
order to shape development practices locally, strengthen systems, and
raise the profile of blindness as a public health issue. Strong capacity
building, workshop development, facilitation, program management and
written communication skills are essential.

The ability to travel internationally will be essential.

How to apply:
To be eligible to apply for this position you must have permanent residency in Australia.

For a detailed Job description and for information on how to apply please visit our website

Alternatively, If you would like further information please contact
our Recruitment Specialist Victoria Cawley or Nicole Cunningham on 02
87411962 or via email at

Applications close: 31st October, 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of
children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The
Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other
screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe


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