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.

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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

Justice Resources Specialist (Contract)

  • Work for a renowned international aid & development organisation
  • Up to 4 months contract Part-Time with generous salary packaging options
  • Use your teaching skills to make a difference

Your role

As part of the Community Engagement Team your role will involve:

  • Researching, designing and developing web based educational and faith (including liturgical) resources for schools, parishes and community audiences
  • Contributing to the development of the Project Compassion Campaign (PC) theme and design of PC web material
  • Liaising with existing networks that have a commitment to global education
  • Providing general resources support for schools and universities and Community Participation groups

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Justice Resources Specialist if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the educational and teaching field
  • Great communication, interpersonal and research skills
  • Excellent IT skills including experience with digital learning platforms

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 26 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Justice Resources Specialist (Contract) via Caritas Website). 

Applications must:

  • Include a CV, Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Kathy Kinnane on 02 8306 3489.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Justice Resources Specialist (Permanent)

  • Work for a renowned international aid & development organisation
  • Part-Time permanent role with generous salary packaging options
  • Use your teaching skills to make a difference

Your role

As part of the Community Engagement Team your role will involve:

  • Researching, designing and developing web based educational and faith (including liturgical) resources for schools, parishes and community audiences
  • Contributing to the development of the Project Compassion Campaign (PC) theme and design of PC web material
  • Liaising with existing networks that have a commitment to global education
  • Providing general resources support for schools and universities and Community Participation groups

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Justice Resources Specialist if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the educational and teaching field
  • Great communication, interpersonal and research skills
  • Excellent IT skills including experience with digital learning platforms

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 26 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Justice Resources Specialist (Permanent) via Ethical Jobs). 

Applications must:

  • Include a CV, Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Kathy Kinnane on 02 8306 3489.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Head of International Programs

  • Senior Strategic Leadership Role
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Drive Change and Innovation in supporting marginalised communities
  • Sydney-based with occasional travel within Australia and overseas

Your role

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of International Programs is a member of the executive Leadership Team and is responsible for delivering Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Response initiatives and development Programs in 18 Countries including our First Australians programs. Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership of the International Programs Team
  • Stakeholder Liaison and Advocacy
  • Risk Management and Mitigation for all field operations

Your Experience and Capabilities 

Your experience in effectively leading a diverse international humanitarian aid and development portfolio will be highly valued along with your:

  • Strong leader of people with proven record of success in managing people, programs and budgets, welldeveloped team-building and influencing skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence and determination to effectively address complex and sensitive issues.
  • Excellent financial, analytical, planning and strategic change management skills
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and experience working in an international aid and development agency
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying the principles of Catholic Social Teachings
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with faith-based agencies

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Friday 30 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title.

Applications must:

  1. Include a CV, Cover Letter
  2. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  3. Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Sandra Oliveria on (02) 8306 3458.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Senior Program Coordinator - Humanitarian Emergencies Group (HEG)

  • Play a key role in Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies Group
  • Full time, Sydney-based role
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

Your role

  • You will be a key member of the Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies Group (HEG), and primarily responsible for overseeing Caritas Australia’s humanitarian response in the Asia and Africa regions.
  • Working to empower CA’s partners and communities to prepare for, respond to and mitigate disasters.
  • Represent CA and CAN DO (when appropriate) on DFAT AHP forums and Response Committee meetings.
  • On occasion, you will also provide cover for the HEG Manager during times of travel and/or leave.

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive and be successful in this role if you have:

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in development, humanitarian, environmental science or related area and demonstrated experience
  • Demonstrated ability working in partnership with local organisations in development and humanitarian programs to collaborate, negotiate and lead a team in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in both the design and implementation and managing DRR/DRM programs, facilitating, delivering community based DRR trainings.
  • Significant experience in supervising, mentoring staff, and accompanying partners, have a thorough understanding of the humanitarian challenges facing countries and communities across Africa and Asia.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in remote and difficult situations when deployed to respond to an emergency and often under pressure in crisis environments. Capacity and willingness to be deployed to humanitarian emergencies at short notice as well as extensive travel potentially for more than one month in case of large-scale crisis; often within 24-48 hours’ notice.
  • Excellent skills in communication, analysis, mediation, conflict-resolution, report writing, and handling media.
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of Caritas Australia and the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and Catholic Social Teachings.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 26 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Senior Program Coordinator HEG via ACFID). 

Applications must:

  1. Include a CV, Cover Letter
  2. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  3. Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Melville Fernandez on 0429 995 278.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Supporter Services Administration Operations Officer

  • Work for a renowned international aid & development organisation
  • Permanent Full-Time position with generous salary packaging options
  • Use your coaching skills to assist the Supporter Services Team

Your role

As part of the Supporter Services Team, your role will involve:

  • Training the team in donation processing and customer service
  • Providing high quality customer service to supporters through various communication channels
  • Investigating, following up and resolving donation related feedback and escalations

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Supporter Services Administration Operations Officer if you have:

  • Proven customer service experience in a high volume call centre environment
  • Experience in designing training materials, tools, techniques and methods
  • Strong data entry skills and quick at learning software programs

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 19 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Supporter Services Administration Operations Officer). 

Applications must:

  1. Include a CV, Cover Letter
  2. A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  3. Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Shaun Carroll on 02 8306 3590.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Supporter Communications Officer

  • Combine your passion for social justice with your background in customer service and case management
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

As part of the Supporter Services Team your role will involve:

  • Providing high quality customer service by responding to enquiries and feedback
  • Case management and manage investigation processes with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage, update and resolve cases in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database system.
  • Producing summaries and analysis on supporter feedback for quality reporting to stakeholders

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Supporter Communications Officer if you:

  • Deliver exceptional customer service by resolving cases and escalated enquires in a high volume and fast paced environment
  • Have a strong eye for detail
  • Love solving problems and are tech savvy
  • Have a passion for social justice

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 19 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Supporter Communications Officer via Ethical Jobs). 

Applications must:

  • Include a CV, Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Shaun Carroll on 02 8306 3590.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Supporter Services, Senior Finance Officer

  • Work for a renowned international aid & development organisation
  • Up to 6 months full time contract with generous salary packaging options
  • Use your number and people skills to make difference

Your role

As part of the Supporter Services Team your role will involve:

  • Acting as Second in Command to the Supporter Services Manager, providing leadership and technical expertise to Supporter Services team members and other teams.
  • Maintaining the accuracy of reconciliation for all agency income as well as cash handling, processing and balancing multiple bank accounts on a daily basis.
  • Providing strategic financial advice on financial data to management including variance between actual results and budget for the Supporter Services Team.

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Supporter Services, Senior Finance Officer if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience with accounting principles and standards, financial reporting and management frameworks.
  • Great communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Extensive experience in concurrently managing projects, and business as usual activities.
  • Excellent analytical skills and IT skills.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 19 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Supporter Services, Senior Finance Officer via SEEK). 

Applications must:

  • Include a CV, Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Specify residency or work visa status

For further information please contact Shaun Carroll on 02 8306 3590.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

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

  • Support the Asia team in ensuring program effectiveness and quality at a mission-driven international aid & development organisation
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Full time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your role

As part of the Asia Group, your role will involve:

  • Strengthening the capacity of staff and partners in program design, monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting practices.
  • Providing technical and practical support to implementing partners, through DMEL trainings, facilitation of program design process, development of Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks and outcome measurement.
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure key cross cutting issues such as gender, safeguarding, disability, and environment are effectively addressed and integrated in programs.

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the DMEL Coordinator, Asia if you:

  • Have proven theoretical, technical and practical program design and evaluation skills.
  • Are an excellent communicator with strong analytical skills.
  • Have experience working in Asia and understand the complexities of Asia’s development context.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Friday 16 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. DMEL Coordinator, Asia via Ethical Jobs). 

Applications must include:

  • A CV/Resume
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Cover Letter including residency or work visa status

Only applications that have completed the Selection Criteria will be considered.

For further information please contact Vivian Yemenian on 02 8306 3103.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.

 

Casual Community Fundraising Specialist

  • Combine your passion for social justice with your experience in fundraising
  • Rare opening at an International Aid and Development Agency
  • Casual position with a generous rate and immediate start

The Team

Caritas Australia Fundraising Team is a dynamic, talented group of people dedicated to achieving results to help those living in poverty. The team is growing, creating new opportunities and exploring new fundraising initiatives. It’s an exciting time to join this passionate and professional team.

Your role

As part of the Fundraising Group, your role will involve:

  • Driving national community fundraising campaigns such as Women for the World, Caritas K’s, Caritas Kitchen, community fundraisers and peer to peer fundraising.
  • Creating strategies to drive fundraising initiatives and accompanying marketing plans, comms plans and donor journeys.
  • End to end delivery of community fundraising Gala events.
  • Supporting new and existing relationships to ensure strong donor stewardship and stakeholder management. Creating great relationships is your role!
  • Delivery of the Project Compassion International and National speakers’ program.

Your Capabilities 

You will thrive as the Community Fundraising Specialist if you want to:

  • Strive to create strong relationships with, and the best experiences for our community fundraisers.
  • Passionately grow fundraising campaigns that provide crucial funds for those living in poverty.
  • Manage event and speaker program planning, logistics, suppliers and delivery.
  • Work closely with a diverse range of people regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Thrive in a fast paced, high performing, supportive environment.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this role, view the full Position Description, and send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Wednesday 14 August 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and the channel through which you found this job (e.g. Community Fundraising Specialist via Ethical Jobs). 

Applications must:

  • Include a CV, Cover Letter
  • A separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.
  • Specify residency or work visa status

Only applications that have completed the Selection Criteria will be considered.

For further information please contact Kerryn Benbow on 02 8306 3452.

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 relevant criminal record check. Additionally, as this role is designated as having contact with children, a Working with Children Check must be obtained by the successful candidate prior to commencing work.


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.