LOCATION - DARWIN/MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (NEGOTIABLE) • A significant leadership opportunity with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations • Improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people around Australia • Continue 27 years of impact working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and carry on Fred Hollows’ legacy • Permanent position located in Darwin, Melbourne, or Sydney (other locations will be considered) Do you want to do work that really matters? Since 1999, The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen. It is not just what we do that is important to us, it is also the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can always exercise their rights to sight, good health, and self-determination. Over the next 5 years, we are determined to deepen our impact in preventing blindness and restoring sight of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Our initiatives are strongly aligned to Strong Eyes, Strong Communities – the Five-Year Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health and Vision, developed by Vision 2020 Australia.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to head our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programming in Australia. To do this role effectively, you are a compelling communicator, able to bring people with you; have extensive experience working with stakeholders; are a creative thinker able to problem solve effectively; are a team builder and expert stakeholder manager; and have a solid understanding of the public health challenges in Indigenous communities and in remote healthcare. The Country Manager is accountable for the strategic leadership and oversight of The Foundations Indigenous Australia Program (IAP), in alignment with The Foundation’s strategic objectives and operating model; key programming partnerships; and IAP's public facing activities (including donor engagement and public representation). The Country Manager is the key liaison in achievement of The Foundation’s strategic objectives, connecting global priorities with program plans, developing, and maintaining successful programming partnerships, helping to promote successes and raise funding, and championing in-country advocacy. The Country Manager is committed to operate against the IAP Programming Principles, Team Charter, and The Foundation’s Social Justice approach. About the team: Our Indigenous Australia Program (IAP) is a special place to work. Our values, contributions and efforts breathe life into “Fred’s” legacy for an equal and just world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight. We work with purpose, passion and commitment.
To be successful in this role we are looking for the following: • Extensive experience (minimum of 10 years) managing complex programs in leadership roles in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander sector; ideally with some exposure to eye health/health programming and managing country programming. • Strong experience managing a team and working in the Australia public health and political context. • Extensive experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples and understanding their cultures. • Demonstrated capacity for high-level representation and strategic advocacy to engage and influence senior levels of government and other partners. • Ability to publicly represent The Foundation through media and stakeholder events • Resource mobilization expertise and track record of securing significant funding for programs • Strong existing network of relationships and areas of influences across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health or related sectors.
How we recognise your contribution: Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you. These include: • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities. • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.
LOCATION - DARWIN/MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (NEGOTIABLE) How to apply: Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “The Fred Hollows Foundation – Country Manager” Your application should include: • an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. • a cover letter (maximum four pages) outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role; paying close attention to the key experience requirements outlined above (About You) • Applications must be received by midnight November 30, 2020. How to get more information: Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Rachelle Towart | CEO, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0431 772 377 Or [email protected] or 02-80016603 Come as you are! Like the people we serve, we know everyone is different. We do not want our people to blend in, in fact we want to stand out. We recognise that innovative thinking comes from having a diverse work force, so if you are good at what you do and want to make an impact then come as you are. The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.