Save the Children Job Vacancy: Pacific Operations Coordinator – Melbourne, Australia

Posting Job


November 14, 2015

Expired Job


June 19, 2019




About the role
The Pacific Operations Coordinator will play a key role in
facilitating joint working and efficient delivery of operations
processes between the Melbourne and Country Offices. Working closely
with the Head of Support Services and the key operations leads in each
Pacific Country Office, the Pacific Operations Coordinator will assist
with and improve day to day operations processes. This role will also
lead on initiatives that further improve and build our operational
capacity across the three country offices where Save the Children
Australia works – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Pacific Operations Coordinator

  • Full time 12 months opportunity
  • East Melbourne Location
  • Attractive Salary Packaging

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Pacific Country Office’s Operations Directors and the
    Head of Support Services to ensure the smooth running of operational
  • Leverage and coordinate the provision of services by other support
    functions (IT, HR, Risk, Safety & Security, Finance) for each
    Pacific Country Office. Facilitate regular communications between the
    Pacific Country Office operations staff and their key Melbourne office
    counterpart to enable joint planning and working
  • Support to the recruitment, deployment and induction of expatriate staff to the Pacific 
  • Coordinate the completion of the Quarterly Operations Dashboard by each Country Office 
  • Work with the country offices to monitor the office Management
    Budgets, including the review and collation of month end commentary
  • Provide logistical support in the first two weeks of an emergency response in the Pacific 
  • Coordinate Melbourne office review and approval for procurement and contract commitments 
  • Work with the operations staff in each Pacific Country Office to
    improve the efficiency of systems and processes, enabling the delivery
    of high quality programs
  • Projects manage specific operations capacity building initiatives across the Pacific 
  • Provide capacity building support to Melbourne based or country office staff as required
To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in:

  • Project management skills 
  • Completing or facilitating operational processes such as procurement, recruitment, budget management
  • Improving operational processes or systems and rolling out changes 
  • Working remotely with staff across multiple offices 
  • Highly developed relationship building, interpersonal skills, influencing and negotiation skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in the non-profit sector 
  • Organisational development and change management skills


  • Bachelor degree in Business or equivalent work experience in a support services role
How to apply:

To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and resume via our careers page at HERE.

All applications must be submitted through our website.

People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 25 November 2015.

About the organisation
Save the Children (SCA) is the world’s leading independent
organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our
supporters to create a world where the rights of the child are
protected, and where every child has access to the things we take for
granted: basic health services, good nutrition and education. We believe
that every child should have the opportunity to learn and have a voice
to speak for themselves.

Besides working for a high-profile international organisation that
makes a real different to children’s lives, SCA offers generous salary
packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great
career opportunities.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation
and this is fundamental to our work in achieving the rights of children.
As such, all SCA employees are required to undergo a National Police
Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child
Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

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