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Fred Hollows Foundation Vacancy: Senior Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy, Darwin - Australia

Fred Hollows Foundation Vacancy: Senior Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy, Darwin - Australia
Senior Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy
  • Darwin – Casuarina
  • Indigenous Australia Program
  • Policy & Research focus
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support The Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program. You will provide high level support to the Advocacy and Communications team and will work to ensure our programs are delivering high quality and sustainable outcomes. Your technical support skills, program experience and communication ability will be utilised to support program delivery, increase our advocacy profile and build capacity.

Founded in 1992, The Fred Hollows Foundation has restored sight to over 1 million people worldwide and has recently been named one of Australia’s best NGO’s. An ambitious strategic plan for 2014-2018 aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous Australian’s health.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Communications and Advocacy, you will be responsible for providing technical support in the areas of policy, research and project management. Your skills and experience in influencing will contribute to strengthening our impact across our Indigenous Australia programs. You will focus on communications, building capacity and relationships that support our work.

In order to help us achieve our vision, we are looking for an experienced development professional to join our team with;
  • policy and research experience in an international development, government or community context;
  • hands-on experience in program planning and implementation;
  • a strong understanding and working knowledge of the diverse circumstances and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • strong research, policy writing and verbal English skills.
This is an exciting time to join FHF as we seek to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

This position is a full-time permanent position based in Darwin.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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

Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please call Kacey Huggett or Trish O’Neill on +61 (02) 8741 1900.

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 July 2014