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Director of Programs (Full-time)

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Last Date: May 30, 2011

Director of Programs (Full-time)

Salary: $90,000 p.a. (plus superannuation and salary packaging)

IWDA is an Australian, feminist, not-for-profit organisation that, for 25 years, has been creating positive change for women and their communities. Our practical and rights-based projects directly address poverty, discrimination and oppression. IWDA’s vision is for a just, equitable and sustainable world where women enjoy the full range of human rights, where women and men interact with dignity and respect, and where women have an effective voice in economic, cultural, civil and political structures. IWDA works in partnership with women’s groups and through advocacy to create empowering and transformative change for women in Asia and the Pacific region.

With a commitment to, and understanding of, feminism in practice, the Director of Programs at IWDA will lead a multi-faceted team across a spectrum of project partnerships, research collaborations, technical and advisory services and advocacy alliances that promote gender equality and gender justice.  Guided by the organisation’s overall Strategic Plan, the Director of Programs is expected to ensure program strategy and development directly responds to IWDA’s Thematic priorities and Country Strategic Plans. Supervising a team of program managers and advisers, the Director will lead the Programs Team in systematic approaches to program development and investment, financial planning, advocacy, monitoring, evaluation and learning.  A high degree of accountability and transparency is required to the IWDA Board and IWDA’s donors.

This position requires a highly articulate and organised individual, with excellent inter-personal skills and a proven ability to manage staff and multicultural teams.  As a member of IWDA’s leadership team, the Director of Programs will ensure IWDA’s experience and capacities are translated into a program strategy that brings sustainability and advances partnership and women’s empowerment.

To apply confidentially please download and complete the application form and email with a cover letter and copy of your resume to Sally Horne, by 9.00am on Monday 30th May 2011.  For enquiries please contact (03) 9650 5574 or the email above.

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Please note: International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an EEO exemption (A381/2003) and requests applications from women only. IWDA has a Child Rights and Protection Policy and any offer of employment will require a National Police Certificate and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Rights and Protection Code of Conduct.  Applicants must be fluent in reading and writing in English. Only applicants legally entitled to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.  IWDA is not in a position to reimburse or organise the relocation of prospective staff members from outside Melbourne, Australia.


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