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

Pacific Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Coordinator

  • Leading international aid and development agency
  • Full-time ongoing role - immediate start
  • Excellent salary packaging options

The role

The Pacific Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Coordinator will:

  • In collaboration with the Program Effectiveness Accountability and Learning (PEAL) Group, strengthen Pacific group staff and partner capacity in program quality and effectiveness, providing targeted support, advice and training in program design, and the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks.
  • Improve approaches to capturing and communicating the impact of our programs in the Pacific in alignment with the Integral Human Development Framework and Pacific regional strategy.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, learning and feedback ensuring that learnings are integrated into programs and good practice is identified and shared.
  • Oversee the Pacific regional protection program, ensuring coherence, program quality and support including direct program management of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) program in Kiribati.
  • Coordinate the Groups submissions and reporting to external donors and internally within Caritas Australia.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in international development or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5 years experience working in the international development field with a strong focus on design, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • A strong understanding of the development context in the Pacific and experience working in the region.
  • Experience in a role managing programs in multiple countries with or through local church organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience of capacity building and mentoring of staff and local organisations, especially small and emergent organisations.
  • Experience in protection programming and compliance.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including experience in cross cultural communication.
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning and reporting as well as financial management.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically on a regular basis.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.

The organisation

Caritas Australia (CA) 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.

How to apply for this role

If you would like to play a major role in facilitating Caritas Australia’s program learning & effectiveness and help thousands of communities around the world have a better future, we would like to hear from you. To apply for this job, view the full Position Description and please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm, 23 February 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. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT RE-APPLY

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.