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.

Our 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.

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.

Applicant Information Kit

Caritas Australia has prepared an Applicant Information Kit to assist job applicants to prepare their applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the kit prior to submitting their application.

Caritas Australia staff

Successful applicants

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

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

Digital Communications Specialist

  • Use your social media & communication skills to make a positive difference
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  •  Contract role up to November 2020 based in Alexandria

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.caritas.org.au/jobs and view the full Position Description.
Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Tuesday 26 November 2019 with a subject line
which indicates the role title and channel through which you found the ad (e.g. Digital Communications
Specialist via Ethical Jobs).

Applications must include:
1. CV/Resume
2. Cover Letter including residency or work visa status
3. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description

For further information please contact Graziela Bastos on 0414 408 112 or Vivian Yemenian on 02 8306 3103.

Caritas Australia supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant criminal record checks.
Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. If this position requires a relevant Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain their own Working with Children Check prior to commencement of work

Protection Program Coordinator

  • Role based in Port Moresby, PNG
  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Contract role up to 24 December 2020

About your next role

The Protection Program Coordinator, PNG oversees Caritas Australia’s (CA) programming and partnerships in the thematic area of protection.

Selection criteria for the role:  

  • 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 Protection and understanding of PNG Protection legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience of capacity building and mentoring of staff in small, emergent organisations and preferably with faith-based organisations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks for programs including demonstrated skills in program planning, reporting and financial management.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including experience in cross cultural communication and ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically on a regular basis.
  • A strong commitment to the Mission of Caritas Australia, in our quest to end poverty through the full realisation of human dignity and wellbeing for all, and to the Catholic Social Teaching principles which underpin our work globally.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.caritas.org.au/jobs and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm Monday 2 December 2019.

Applications must include:
1. CV/Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights in PNG.

For further information please contact Roslyn Kuniata on +675 325 3219 or email: roslyn.kuniata@caritas.org.au

Caritas Australia supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. Caritas Australia also 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 relevant criminal record checks.


Senior Finance and Payroll Officer

  • Role based in Port Moresby, PNG
  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Contract role up to 31 March 2020

About your next role

The Senior Finance and Payroll Officer will support the Finance and Administration Manager in effectively managing the Finance and Administration functions of the PNG Office by providing sound financial and administrative support to the PNG team.

Selection criteria for the role:  

  • Diploma in Accounting or equivalent finance qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience in Finance and Administration roles.
  • Demonstrated experience of MYOB with strong knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Proven experience in financial reporting and analysis with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven ability in operating Payroll systems and processing with knowledge of Statutory Regulations (PNG IRC, Labour and Superfund).
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including experience in cross cultural communication and ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • A strong commitment to the Mission of Caritas Australia, in our quest to end poverty through the full realisation of human dignity and wellbeing for all, and to the Catholic Social Teaching principles which underpin our work globally.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.caritas.org.au/jobs and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by 5pm Monday 2 December 2019.

Applications must include:
1. CV/Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights in PNG.


For further information please contact Pauline Tane on +675 325 3219 or email: pauline.tane@caritas.org.au

Caritas Australia supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. Caritas Australia also 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 relevant criminal record checks.



Community Participation Leader & Diocesan Director Archdiocese, Adelaide

  • Use your people skills to make a positive difference
  • Combine your passion for social justice with your experience in working in a Church network
  • Full time, permanent role based in Adelaide

About your next role

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual that has a passion for social justice to raise awareness of Caritas’s work contributing to those in the poorest and most marginalised communities.

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • Proven experience in community engagement and networking within and outside Church networks
  • Strong relationship building, collaborating and coordinating skills
  • Worked in a church, diocesan or not for profit environment
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Catholic Social Teaching Principles

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.caritas.org.au/jobs and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Tuesday 3 December 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and channel through which you found the ad (e.g. Community Participation Leader & Diocesan Director Archdiocese, Southern Region South Australia via Catholic Jobs Online).


Applications must include:
1. CV/Resume
2. Cover Letter including whether you’re an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have a work visa.
3. In a separate document, please address the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact Fr. George Sigamony on 0499 022 915.


Caritas Australia supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant criminal record checks. Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. If this position requires a relevant Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain their own Working with Children Check prior to commencement of work.

 


Overseas Operations Safety and Security Review – Terms of Reference

Background

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, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. 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. Caritas Australia is an agency established under the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Our National Office is based in Sydney and we have offices in several capital cities throughout Australia. Almost half of our staff are based overseas with the majority of staff located in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Cambodia and some staff in in Indonesia and Myanmar.

Purpose

Caritas Australia is commissioning a review to better understand the safety and security risks of each country context in which our staff are located and the systems and processes required to ensure all Caritas Australia staff, volunteers and contractors are safe. The review will include an assessment of the structures, systems, processes and resources (both financial and human) currently in place for safety and security; the current communications and supervision protocols within and between the Country Offices and National Office; as well as CA’s compliance with national legislation (and Australian Legislation where applicable). The review will provide recommendations to improve safety and security for our overseas operations in light of this assessment.

Objectives

1) To identify the current security risks where each country office is located and operates in and how these risks are currently being managed.
2) To identify any gaps in mitigating, managing and responding to these risks.
3) To provide recommendations for improvement in each country context; as well as provide recommendations on how the National Office can better support safety and security in our overseas operations

Deliverables

1) A plan for the review including key questions, methodologies and timeframes by no later than 30th January 2020.
2) A draft report providing a security analysis and recommendations by no later than 16th March 2020.
3) A final report providing a security analysis and recommendations by no later than 27th March 2020.

Timeframe

It is estimated that the review will take up to 30 days to complete and this will include an in-county assessment in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Cambodia where the bulk of our overseas staff are located. Additional key informant interviews and a desktop review will inform the assessment, including for the countries where in-country visits will not be undertaken – Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar.

It is anticipated this review will take place between Februrary – March 2020; with a draft report provided by 16th March and a final report provided by no later than the 27th March 2020.

An outline is provided below as a guide to how the time will be allocated (approximate):

  • Briefing on purpose/approach for the review (0.5day)
  • Development of review schedule and plan (0.5day)
  • In country field visits (15 days)
    o Timor Leste
    o Papua New Guinea
    o Solomon Islands
    o Cambodia
  • Interviews with staff from other overseas offices (2days)
  • Additional key informant interviews with National Office staff and other key stakeholders (3 days)
  • Review of key documentation and relevant legislation (5 days)
  • Write up of report (3 days)
  • Feedback presentation on findings and finalisation of report (1 day)

Selection Criteria

  • Extensive knowledge of safety and security in international settings, ideally in at least one or more of the countries listed as part of this review.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing safety and security systems and implementing improvements.
  • Understanding of – or ability to interpret, Country-specific and Australian legislation as it applies to Safety and Security.
  • The ability to respectfully and effectively communicate with diverse groups of people.
  • Degree or post graduate qualifications in a relevant field.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to deliver high quality written reports in English.

Application Process

Please provide the following in an application to be submitted to Stephanie Lalor by no later than Friday 20th December 2019 with the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae of lead consultant and any additional consultants who will be engaged as part of the review.

2. A short application (no more than 2 pages) responding to the above Criteria

3. A proposed costing for the work – referencing the daily fees and other costs for the consultancy (logistics will be covered directly by Caritas Australia)

Should you have any queries in relation to this review please contact Stephanie Lalor on (02) 8306 3492 or stephaniel@caritas.org.au


Volunteer Admin Assistant – Catholic Earthcare

REPORTS TO: Director of Catholic Earthcare

HOURS PER WEEK:  7 - 15 hours per week

LOCATION:   Alexandria NSW

APPLICATION: please email jobs@caritas.org.au to apply for this volunteer position

FURTHER INFORMATION: please contact Helen Deering on 02 83063427 if you have any questions

 

In 2020, Catholic Earthcare will trial an accreditation process whereby parishes and schools will undertake 8 steps to ecological dialogue to demonstrate a commitment and real outcomes aligned to church teachings and sound ecological practice.

This task requires many hands and in a one person office requiring volunteer assistance based in our Earthcare office and remotely from home to ensure we provide great service to our church, by having reliable and accurate contact details and open communication with trial sites.


Key Tasks and Activities

  • Data management of contact detail with church agencies in Excel
  • Liaising with parishes and schools regarding contact details and certification data
  • Active conversations with the Director to provide feedback and understanding from trial sites
  • Development of resources through word processing assistance
  • The migration of data to a salesforce database in the long term

** Knowledge, skills and experience required· **

  • Experience in schools as a secretary, teachers assistant or teacher
  • Competent using Outlook, Excel and Word
  • An understanding of ecological justice and social justice issues as they pertaining to church teachings