Vacancies

In the spirit of hope and peace, Caritas Australia works in partnership with some of the most disadvantaged members of our global community, regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion, to alleviate poverty and injustice.

Caritas Australia staff

Employment requirements 

To apply for a position with Caritas Australia, please ensure you:

  • Include a cover letter and resume with your application.
  • Address the Selection Criteria indicated in the Position Description. Only applications which address the Selection Criteria will be considered for our vacancies.
  • Provide details of two professional referees.

Successful applicants

If you’re offered a job with Caritas Australia you will be required to show an original of one of the following documents:

  • Australian citizen – birth certificate, passport, Australian citizenship certificate, evidentiary or declaratory certificate of Australian citizenship.
  • New Zealand citizen – passport.
  • Foreign Nationals (including Commonwealth citizens eg. British, Canadians) – Visa and/or entry permit in the passport or a certificate of Evidence of Resident Status, issued by the Department of Immigration.

Employment screening is mandatory for all staff, contractors and volunteers. This may include a criminal record check and/or a working with children check.

All staff, contractors and volunteers are required to comply with the 100-point proof of identity which is similar to that required when opening a bank account.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect.

Read more about careers at Caritas Australia.


Current vacancies

Finance and Administration Manager

  • Role based in Port Moresby
  • Leading international aid and development agency
  • Contract period of three years

The organisation

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

The role

The Finance and Administration Manager will support the Country Representative and local program teams of Caritas Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and contribute towards the decision making process and the financial management aspects to ensure that adequate financial and administrative systems and processes are in place for prudent planning and budgeting, financial reporting, risk management and control.

This position will be the key contact between the National Office Finance team and the PNG operations; and also liaise with the HR Business Partner - International.

This role has two direct reports, one in Port Moresby and one in Bougainville.

Essential selection criteria for the role

  • Demonstrated minimum of three years financial management experience, in key facets of financial management and reporting such as developing and maintaining budgets, cash flows and statutory compliance and reporting.
  • Proven supervisory skills within a diverse team with the ability to give direction and set goals and priorities, taking into consideration resources, constraints, sustainability and organisational values.
  • Experience managing staff payroll and associated functions.
  • Formal qualifications in Accounting or Financial Management – Diploma or above.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with strong knowledge of Excel and Word and proficiency in accounting packages such as MYOB.
  • Ability to work confidentially, with tact and discretion.
  • Strong decision-making, analytical, planning and organisational skills to establish priorities, set and achieve work goals.
  • Ability to ensure financial risk management is in place such as identifying its sources, measuring it, and plans to address them.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Tok Pisin.
  • Capacity to travel in-country at least 25% of the time.
  • An understanding of the principles and values of Catholic Social Teaching and a willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this job, view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017.

PNG Citizenship is a requirement for this position. Applications must include a CV and a cover letter which addresses the Selection Criteria indicated in the referred Position Description.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ADDRESSED SELECTION

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect.


Programs Officer – Africa & Latin America, and First Australians Programs

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency.
  • Full-time, ongoing role – immediate start.
  • Support Caritas Australia’s Africa & Latin America, and First Australians Programs.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Role

The Programs Officer role will provide support for the Africa & Latin America Program/s (ALA), and the First Australians Program (FAP) by delivering high quality and timely administration, finance, reporting and technology services.    

This role will provide:

  • Provision of high level administration and finance services for the ALA and FAP programs staff working in Australia and Kenya in order to ensure that administration, finance and program compliance issues are managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Support the development of budgets for the ALA and FAP programs and monitor and report on expenditure to ensure that budgets are effectively managed.
  • Prepare and maintain partnership/program documentation required for accreditation purposes.
  • Coordinate the assembly of information under the guidance of the Managers of the ALA and FAP programs in response to Caritas related activities including information required for the Annual Report, advocacy, fundraising and accreditation.
  • Coordinate travel and events for staff within the ALA and FAP Programs and elsewhere within the International Programs Team, as required.
  • Maintain all relevant program data ensuring accurate and up-to-date records and information are kept in physical files and electronic drives and systems.

Selection Criteria

  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task in a high volume work requiring accuracy and timely provision of output.
  • Significant experience in the management of administrative, financial and electronic information systems with high level of proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including experience in cross cultural communications within Australia or overseas.
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills, with experience in coordinating activities, supporting teams and improving documentation.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Administration or related field or relevant experience.
  • Deep understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia today and historically, as evidenced by life and work experience.

How to Apply for This Role

To apply for this job, view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5 pm, Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status, include a CV and a cover letter which addresses the Selection Criteria indicated in the referred Position Description.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ADDRESSED SELECTION CRITERIA

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check.