The Fred Hollows Foundation Vacancy: Global Lead - Program Operations, Sydney - Australia

Key role in our Global Programs Leadership team Guide and support our Global Programs Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable b... thumbnail 1 summary
Key role in our Global Programs Leadership team
Guide and support our Global Programs
Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness

A rare and exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness.

As the Global Lead, Program Operations, you will play a critical role in ensuring best practice program management and operational support for a global portfolio of programs. Working as a key member of our Programs Leadership Team, this position provides critical and direct support to the Director of Programs and the Regional Directors in overseeing and coordinating key operational initiatives which help facilitate high quality program development and consistent program delivery. This will include all areas of program planning, management and reporting with a particular emphasis on the development and effective integration of operational systems and processes.

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for
Program Coordination and Planning
System and Process management
Budget management and coordination
Leadership and management

To be a success in this role you will have a substantive amount of experience working within the international development sector, including experience in a developing country context. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of Program management, with particular strengths in grant management and donor relations. You will be a creative thinker, who has a good eye for detail and an ability to innovate. Your ability to cultivate strong internal relationships will be essential.

We welcome applications from Non-Australian residents eligible for sponsorship.

How to apply:
For a detailed Job description and for information on how to apply please visit our website; HERE. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

For further information please call our Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962 or email

Applications close: Monday 17th January 2016

(Please note that due to the Christmas break, interviews for this position will commence early February)

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 environment.
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