- Opportunity to lead the development of a vital, new emergency response consortia
- Fixed Term (three years) full-time (part time of .8fte will be considered)
- Competitive salary appropriate to the sector, with salary packaging offered
- Located in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra
The Project Director will be responsible for leadership, coordination and implementation for the Emergency Action Alliance. Reporting to the EAA’s Board and engaging with the membership, the Project Director will motivate a small project team and engage seconded expertise from member agencies to achieve desired outcomes.
Success in this role requires a dynamic, motivated individual with significant experience and a strong commitment to supporting communities affected by disaster through leadership, management, operations, and fundraising. An entrepreneurial mindset and strong operational expertise is essential.
- Ability to lead with a vision. Ability to think and work autonomously to guide the direction of the Alliance
- Experience in leadership of a start-up enterprise and delivery of organisation wide projects and change at both an executive and operational level
- Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills; ability to engage at all levels across different organisations within the sector. Proven experience in facilitating, collaborating, influencing & managing multiple senior stakeholders
- Strong project management skills including planning, resource management, risk management, communication and time management. Strong team management skills. Solid financial management skills
- Significant experience in fundraising and/or leading high profile fundraising campaigns
- Solid understanding of the international development sector. Sophisticated understanding of key accountability requirements for humanitarian operations, including the role of DFAT in assisting humanitarian response, particularly during activation. Ability to understand and navigate opinions within the humanitarian & development sector around funding, impact, localisation, and NGO roles
- Understanding of the role of branding and public engagement
- Able to develop, implement and measure multi- channel fundraising campaigns
- Ability to navigate complex systems and processes in a political and strategic environment
- Knowledge of change management theories and best practice
- Tertiary qualifications in business, commerce, marketing, strategy or similar
About the Organization
17 of Australia’s top emergency response agencies have collaborated to form the Emergency Action Alliance with the purpose of mobilising the Australian public’s response to the world’s largest disasters through a coordinated appeals mechanism. EAA members have prepared a ‘minimum viable product’ model, and we are now in the process of registering the EAA as a legal entity. The EAA has the support of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the interest of a major media outlet. ChildFund Australia is the hiring entity for the Project Director and will manage the EAA’s finances until such time as the EAA’s legal entity is established.