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PO Box A524
Sydney South NSW 1235, Level 11, 227 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

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Careers Program Officer

  • Be part of a stellar team driven to end global poverty
  • Attractive salary, NFP salary packaging + meals & entertainment benefits
  • Hybrid working, Sydney CBD location, a culture of respect & caring

About Opportunity International Australia

Motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Opportunity International Australia seeks to end poverty in developing countries – one family and one community at a time. 

By providing small loans to families in need, Opportunity helps them grow their own businesses and generate sustainable incomes so they can lift themselves out of poverty with dignity.  

To break the cycle of poverty for good, Opportunity also increases families’ access to healthcare and quality education, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of gender-based violence – creating a new future for generations to come.  

The role

Reporting to the Asia Programs Director, the Program Officer is a key contributor to the programs team, responsible for communicating standards of good practice in partner and project management. 

Specifically, you will: 

  • Develop policies, processes and tools and meet standards across child protection, the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, gender equality, disability inclusion and other safeguards by Opportunity and their partners
  • Coordinate and monitor compliance with ACFID Code of Conduct and DFAT Accreditation criteria
  • Prepare and submit annual reports and development plans
  • Source content to meet ANCP eligibility from staff and also attending webinars 

A passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, and an alignment with Opportunity’s mission, value and purpose, is critical. 

Your skills and attributes

Your confident, proactive, mature and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success.   

Additionally, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in international development or a related discipline
  • Previous experience working within the development sector 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and consistency
  • Advance skills in MS Office
  • Strong project management and administration skills

Opportunity is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that values people’s differences and provides opportunities/provisions for all staff to achieve their full potential. We encourage people with disabilities and people from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

The suitable applicant may be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks including a criminal record check, reference checking, and Working With Children Check.  You must also be willing to keep up to date with COVID-19 and vaccination.

Benefits and culture

  • You’ll be part of a stellar team driven to end poverty
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working environment and hours  
  • Attractive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience
  • Sydney CBD office space available and ability to work from home 

How to apply

If you have a passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section above today.

For further details regarding Opportunity International please visit 

Social Impact Careers specialise in recruitment for organisations that make a positive impact.  As we have been contracted to recruit this role, all third party and indirect applications will be forwarded to Lisa Morell. Please direct all enquiries to 

We are likely to begin the shortlisting and interviewing process before the closing date, so please don’t delay your application.  The advertisement will be removed once the position has been filled.  Please be assured your application is confidential and we will respond to all candidates.

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