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.
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

Human Resources Manager

Leading International NGO

Full-time, permanent role

Dili, Timor-Leste

We are seeking a motivated colleague who will develop a positive organisational culture, innovation and continuous improvement in the Caritas Australia Timor-Leste (CATL) Office.

About you

You will have a Degree in Human Resource Management or other relevant tertiary qualifications and you will thrive as the Human Resources Manager if you have:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and are fluent (oral and written communication skills) in English and Tetum
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor staff and conduct training and development workshops to strengthen the capacity of staff and managers.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with a demonstrated capacity to manage relationships and act persuasively in a complex organisational environment
  • Well-developed computer literacy with an advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Practical knowledge of Timor-Leste Labour Code, Child Protection and PSEAH compliance and safety and security compliance
  • A willingness to travel to the districts and remote locations within Timor-Leste including Oecusse

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Providing HR advice and leadership to the staff in Timor-Leste;
  • Manage/oversee the employee lifecycle, including: role description reviews, recruitment and selection, induction, probation, performance management, grievance and disciplinary issues, payroll queries and exiting processes.
  • Coordinate the annual staff appraisal system and support the Coordinators, Managers to conduct appraisals and monitor their staff members’ performances against specific work plans;
  • Coordinate the review and maintenance of a personnel manual
  • In collaboration with Coordinators and Managers identify particular training needs for staff
  • In consultation with the International HR Business Partner in Sydney and the Country Representative, update and maintain national contracts, the CATL Personnel Manual, Policies and Procedures in alignment with CA and compliant with local labour laws.
  • Provide advice on Work Health and Safety and legislative requirements including safeguarding background checks and Police checks in CATL.

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through 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.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their 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.

Curious to know more?

Are you our next Human Resource Manager?

All applicants must include a cover letter, an updated CV and must provide us examples of the skills you have to excel in this role. Please included three contactable referees (one referee must be from your most recent employer).

The application must be addressed to Fernando Pires, Country Representative and delivered by hand to Caritas Australia – Timor Leste, Rua Umberto Da Cruz Akadiru-Hun – Dili, or via email to both emails’ addresses at EusebioDS@caritas.org.au and people.culture@caritas.org.au

Requests for the full Position Description can be directed to Eusebio Dos Santos, Acting Human Resource Manager EusebioDS@caritas.org.au or made in person at the Caritas Australia office at Rua Umberto Da Cruz Akadiru-Hun Dili Timor Leste.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

The closing date for applications is 5:00 pm TLT, Thursday 10 December 2020.

Our commitment to safeguarding

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 Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain one before starting work. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo other relevant background checks.

Our commitment to diversity

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

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Youth Participation Coordinator

Coordinate the youth engagement for an established international NGO

Full-time, ongoing role based in Sydney (location flexible for the right candidate)

Salary packaging available with full FBT


We are seeking a colleague who is passionate about youth development and creating lifelong Caritas advocates through formation and connection with social and ecological justice.

While this is a full-time role, we are open to more flexible options for the right person.

About you

You will thrive as the Youth Participation Coordinator if you have:

  • Experience in managing the needs of young people engaged in a variety of activities across an organisation
  • A strong contemporary understanding of the role of formation plays in developing life-long social and ecological justice advocates
  • Strengths in the use of social media for engaging with young people
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge related to youth participation and engagement

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Collaborating on the development and implementation of an Australia wide Caritas Youth Participation Strategy
  • Playing a key role in seeking to foster and sustain an Alumni of youth aged 16 to 25 years
  • Foster a volunteer base to support youth participation activities
  • Developing youth formation activities including the ‘Walking with God program in collaboration with other agencies
  • Supporting the development of student led eco-summits for schools in collaboration with other team members

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through 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.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their 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.

Curious to know more?

Are you our next Youth Participation Coordinator?

If you believe in partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then we’d love for you to apply.
Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 2 December 2020 with a subject line indicating the role title and the channel where you saw the role advertised (e.g. Youth Participation Coordinator via Caritas Website).

For any enquiries, please contact Bernard Holland on 0400156249. 

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Our commitment to safeguarding

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 Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain one before starting work. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo other relevant background checks.

Our commitment to diversity

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

Download Role Description

 

Company Secretary

Work closely with the Leadership team and Board of Directors

Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Full FBT benefits available  


We are seeking a Company Secretary who has an ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation with significant experience in risk management. Ideally, the successful applicant will have a legal background and an eye for detail.

About you

You will thrive as the Company Secretary if you have::

  • A thorough knowledge, understanding and application of company secretarial best practice, relevant legislation and corporate governance practices with relevant experience
  • Understanding and experience in managing the overall risk management process for an organisation
  • Strengths in policy development and compliance experience in complex organisations
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to continuous development
  • Demonstrated success in working with multiple senior stakeholders internally and externally

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Providing corporate governance advice and corporate secretariat services to the Caritas Australia Board of Directors and its Committees, and their various sub-committees.
  • Advise on and work closely with the CEO on the preparation of Board/Committee meeting agendas.
  • Designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organisation.
  • In conjunction with relevant Heads of Departments perform risk assessments and evaluations of risk.
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through 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.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their 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.
Curious to

Are you our next Company Secretary?

If you believe in partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then we’d love for you to apply.
Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au with a subject line indicating the role title and the channel where you saw the role advertised (e.g. Company Secretary via Ethical Jobs).

Your application needs to include: 

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Our commitment to safeguarding

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 Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain one before starting work. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo other relevant background checks.

Our commitment to diversity

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

Download Role Description

 

Programs Administration Support Officer

Support the International Programs of an established international NGO

Full-time, temporary role based in Sydney

Full Salary Packaging benefits available
 

We are seeking a colleague who can think critically and provide effective administrative support to the International Programs (IP) team of Caritas Australia. The role will extend until November 2021.

About you

You will thrive as the Programs Administration Support Officer if you have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to convey ideas clearly and succinctly
  • Experience working in an international development agency, particularly in a program administration support capacity
  • A good understanding of the ACFID Code of Conduct and DFAT systems and policies in relation to NGOs, particularly accreditation

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Providing effective administrative support in implementing, monitoring and reporting on the IP team action plans.
  • Assisting with the organisation-wide process of preparing for accreditation.
  • Assisting the IP team in the development and documentation of program management processes, including consolidating feedback and updating documentation or templates.
  • Providing support in the stock take of program documentation including auditing files and gathering and organizing program documentation.
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through 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.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their 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.

Are you our next Programs Administration Support Officer?

If you believe in partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then we’d love for you to apply. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Friday, 20 November 2020 with a subject line indicating the role title and the channel where you saw the role advertised (e.g. Programs Administration Support Officer via Ethical Jobs).


Your application needs to include: 

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Our commitment to safeguarding

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 Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain one before starting work. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo other relevant background checks.

Our commitment to diversity

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

Download Role Description

 

Bequests Officer

Make a positive difference to grow our bequests program in a leading international NGO

Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Full FBT benefits available
 

We are seeking a Head of Mission Integration who will play an integral leadership role in the next chapter of Caritas Australia’s history as an incorporated entity.

About you

You will thrive as the Bequests Officer if you have strengths in:

  • Organisational, written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail
  • Administration in a similar role, preferably with an understanding of bequest administration
  • Donor/customer databases (Salesforce preferred) and Microsoft Office with demonstrated attention to detail related to documentation, record-keeping and planning
  • High ethical standards in dealing with sensitive financial and confidential matters

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Coordinating administration relating to deceased estates
  • Ensuring documentation such as probate and financial statements from realised estates are received in accordance with legislation and filed accordingly and accurately
  • Stewardship of key stakeholder relationships including trustees, legal and financial professionals and estate executors
  • Assisting with the development and roll out of key stakeholder engagement events and campaigns
  • Assisting the Head of Engagement and Sustainability with general administrative tasks
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in
Australia. Through 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.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their 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.

Curious to know more?

Are you our next Bequests Officer?

If you believe in justice (not indifference), partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then
we’d love for you to apply.

Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au This ad will close when the job is filled.

Your application needs to include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet
    the requirements of the role, and your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Please note

Attention to detail is something we value! For your application to be considered, we ask:

  • a) In the email subject line, please write the role title and the job platform where you saw the role advertised (e.g. Bequests Officer via Ethical Jobs).
  • b) When saving your files to attach (i.e. your cover letter and CV), please write your name, the document type and the job title in that order (e.g. John Smith CV Bequests Officer.doc)
  • c) Before submitting your application, please check you have included both documents as above.

Our commitment to safeguarding

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 Working with Children Check, it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain one before starting work. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo other relevant background checks.

Our commitment to diversity

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

Download Role Description