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Senior Program Officer

The Fred Hollows Foundation - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Senior Program Officer

Indigenous Australia Program


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • An amazing opportunity with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations
  • Improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia
  • Continue 29 years of impact working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and carry on Fred Hollows’ legacy
  • Permanent position located in Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

Do you want to do work that really matters? Since 1999, The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen. It is not just what we do that is important to us, it is also the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can always exercise their rights to sight, good health, and self-determination.

Over the next 5 years, we are determined to deepen our impact in preventing blindness and restoring sight of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Our initiatives are strongly aligned to Strong Eyes, Strong Communities – the Five-Year Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health and Vision, developed by Vision 2020 Australia.

About the position

Reporting to the Programs Manager, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic program officer to implement the strategic planning, design and operational delivery of programs within the Indigenous Australia Program that are aligned to the Indigenous Australia Strategy 2020 - 2024. To do this role effectively you will have:

  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Initiative, flexibility and demonstrated drive to achieve results.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation, analytical and program effectiveness skills.
  • Work inclusively and collaboratively across the IAP and The Foundation

Key accountabilities

  1. Develop and maintain strong and respectful relationships with our Partners, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Aboriginal Medical Services.
  2. Develop high quality project designs, and manage the implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation of programs, including the development and management of Partner funding agreements.
  3. Prepare high quality funding proposals to support the implementation of programming.
  4. Manage project budgets and contribute to annual budget development processes.
  5. Contribute to the teams’ overall objectives and provide mentoring to others to support a culture of engagement across the The Foundation.
  6. Represent the organisation professionally and advocate for The Foundation’s goals as opportunities present themselves through external forums and as appropriate to the role.

About the team

Our Indigenous Australia Program is a special place to work. Our values, contributions and efforts breathe life into “Fred’s” legacy for an equal and just world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight. We work with purpose, passion and commitment.

About You

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following:


· Demonstrated ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

· Strong ability to effectively manage programs, including program development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation experience.

· Strong experience in contract management, compliance, budget development and budget management.

· Demonstrated ability to maintain positive public relations with external stakeholders and partners.


  • Previous experience working within or with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or technical knowledge of the challenges to accessing eye health care services and eliminating trachoma in remote communities.

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you.

These include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours
  • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au with the subject line “The Fred Hollows Foundation – Senior Program Officer”

Your application should include:

· an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

· a cover letter and details describing your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role paying close 

attention to the essential and desirable experience requirements outlined above (About You)

· Applications must be received by midnight June 16, 2021.

How to get more information

Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent

Email: lesina@pipelinetalent.com.au

Ph: 0408 027 880

Or jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au or 02-80016603

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.

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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