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

Church Partnership Program Accompaniment Coordinator

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time role based in Port Moresby
  • Contract role up to 30 June 2021
We are seeking a passionate and skilled colleague to support the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and SI (CBCPNGSI) and Caritas Australia in the transition of the Church Partnership Program.   

About you 

You will thrive as the Church Partnership Program Accompaniment Coordinator if you have experience:

  • Working in the international development field, institutional development and capacity strengthening of Non-Government Organisations
  • In capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Coordinating a change process & building stakeholder engagement
  • Verbal and written communication skills including cross cultural communication

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Supporting the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and SI (CBCPNGSI) and Caritas Australia with the localisation of the Church Partnership Program (CPP)
  • Coordinating all aspects of the transition including key joint initiatives, program planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting; revising activities
  • Implementing organisational assessments and the identification of areas for strengthening, ensuring support is provided to address these areas
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people

Curious to know more?

Read about our employee benefits
Learn more about Caritas Australia and our work
Learn more about the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

For further information on this role, please contact Manager, Social and Ecological Justice Animators Rosly Kuniata on +675 7294 9495.

Are you our next Church Partnership Program Accompaniment Coordinator?

 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 by COB Thursday 13 August 2020

Your application needs to include:

  1. Cover letter – include your residency status and demonstrate your suitability for the role by describing your experience.
  2. Your CV / resume

Please Note

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

a) When saving your files to attach (i.e. your cover letter, CV. Responses to Skills and Experience), please write your name, the document type and the job title in that order (e.g. John Smith - CV - Church Partnership Program Accompaniment Coordinator.doc)

b) Before submitting your application, please check you have included the 2 documents 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. The successful candidate will also be required to complete a Safeguarding self-declaration and undergo national criminal record 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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PNG Senior Finance, Payroll and Administration Officer

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time role based in Port Moresby
  • Contract role up to 30 June 2021
We are seeking a passionate and attention to detail colleague to support the Papa New Guinea (PNG) as the Senior Finance, Payroll and Administration Officer to coordinate payroll and provide sound financial & administrative support to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) team.   

About you

You will thrive as the Senior Finance, Payroll and Administration Officer in PNG if you have experience in:

  • Finance and Administration roles, MYOB and Microsoft Office.
  • Financial reporting and analysis with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Operating MYOB Payroll systems and processing with knowledge of Statutory Regulations (PNG IRC, Labour and Superfund).
  • Maintaining information management systems and ensuring files are up to date.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication including cross cultural communication and ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Accounting - Diploma or equivalent finance qualification.

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Coordinating and processing payroll with guidance from Manager Finance and Administration, PNG.
  • Coordinating and supporting with the roll out of the Program Management Information System (PMIS).
  • Providing support to staff members and program partners
  • Maintaining the quality & integrity of financial systems & records
  • Ensuring HR staff files are regularly updated and well maintained
  • Providing logistical support for the team and program activities.

Curious to know more?

Read about our employee benefits
Learn more about Caritas Australia and our work
Learn more about the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

For further information on this role, please contact Finance and Administration Manager, Pauline Tane on +675 7909 5400..

Are you our next Senior Finance, Payroll and Administrator 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 by COB Thursday, 13 August 2020.

Your application needs to include:

  1. Cover letter – include your residency status and demonstrate your suitability for the role by describing your experience.
  2. Your CV / resume

Please Note

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

a) When saving your files to attach (i.e. your cover letter, CV, please write your name, the document type and the job title in that order (e.g. Sam Smith - CV – PNG Senior Finance, Payroll and Administration Officer.doc)

b) Before submitting your application, please check you have included the 2 documents 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. The successful candidate will also be required to complete a Safeguarding self-declaration and undergo national criminal record 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 Job Description

 

PNG Disaster Hub Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (Mel) Coordinator

  • Leading International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time role based in Port Moresby
  • Contract role up to 4 August 2021
We are seeking a passionate and skilled colleague to support the Papa New Guinea (PNG) Church Agency Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) to develop and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework for the PNG COVID 19 response and Disaster Ready programs.   

About you

You will thrive as the PNG Disaster Hub MEL Coordinator if you have experience in:

  • Working in the international development or humanitarian field
  • Developing and implementing (MEL) frameworks for program
  • Capacity building and mentoring of staff and partners
  • Working within the Church Partnership Program, Disaster Ready or Australian Humanitarian Partnership programs
  • Coordinating complex multi-stakeholder arrangements spread across a range of geographic and socio-economic context
  • Have highly developed verbal and written communication skills including experience in cross cultural communication

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Developing a (MEL) framework for the CANDO PNG COVID-19 response in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitating collaboration between the PNG CAN DO partners, Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Country Committee and Church Partnership Program (CPP) DRR and M&E Working Groups in order to align MEL frameworks, indicators and resources
  • Coordinating the evaluation of the Disaster Ready program
  • Strengthening implementing church partner capacity in program quality and effectiveness, providing targeted support, advice and training
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people

Curious to know more?

Read about our employee benefits
Learn more about Caritas Australia and our work
Learn more about the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

For further information on this role, please contact PNG Disaster Hub Manager, Julius Nohuon +675 7394 5147.

Are you our next PNG Disaster Hub Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Coordinator?

 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 by COB Thursday 13 August 2020.

Your application needs to include:

  1. Cover letter – include your residency status and demonstrate your suitability for the role by describing your experience.
  2. Your CV / resume

Please Note

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

a) When saving your files to attach (i.e. your cover letter, CV, please write your name, the document type and the job title in that order (e.g. John Smith - CV - PNG Disaster Hub Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Coordinator.doc)

b) Before submitting your application, please check you have included the 2 documents 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. The successful candidate will also be required to complete a Safeguarding self-declaration and undergo national criminal record 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 Job Description

 

Manager, First Australians Program

  • Lead the First Australians Program
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney
  • Salary packaging available with full FBT benefit
We are seeking an experienced manager who has a passion for social justice and strong skills in accompaniment and capacity building with program partners.   

About you

You will thrive as the Manager, First Australians if:

  • You have significant experience in a managerial role in the international aid or community development sector
  • You are committed to long-term development
  • You have extensive knowledge and understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Driving the development and implementation of Caritas Australia’s First Australians Program strategy
  • Accompanying First Australian-led organisations to achieve positive outcomes for the communities they support
  • Supporting truth-telling and advocacy initiatives of First Australian Partners and communities to ensure key issues and priorities are amplified

Curious to know more?

Read about our employee benefits
Learn more about Caritas Australia and our work
Learn more about the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 21 August 2020.

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. Manager, First Australians Program via Caritas Website).

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 – Manager, First Australians Program.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 Job Description