Project and Award Coordinator

  • Australia
  • Melbourne
  • Save the Children
  • Job
Career Category
  • Donor Relations/Grants Management
Years of experience
  • 0-2 years

Save the Children’s global presence is huge.We want to enhance our reputation on an international platform, and work with our global colleagues to ensure our programs are the best they can be: consistent and effective. We need you to coordinate our international and Pacific awards and grants, supporting our Country Office teams and implementing partners to manage them effectively. Together, we can deliver quality programs in internationally that support the most vulnerable children.*
**Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and to live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.
Where you come in :
In this full-time permanent position, based anywhere in Australia, you will support our international and Pacific programs by ensuring donor and award/grant information is captured and monitored. You will coordinate reporting to donors, ensure compliance requirements are met, and support Country Offices. You will be part of our International Programs Department and report to our Senior Project and Award Manager.
*You will make an impact by:

  • Ensuring the data in our Award Management System (AMS) is accurate and up to date
  • Supporting teams to understand and comply with donor requirements
  • Liaising effectively with Country Offices, the Support Services Team, and other key stakeholders
  • Analysing and reporting on performance, including working with auditors as needed
  • Monitoring and analysing project budgets and forecasts, and supporting budget development

  • Supporting emergency responses and preparedness in the Pacific as required

Does this sound like you?**
You are technologically savvy with analytical instincts and organisational skills that are second to none. Your exceptional communication skills make it easy for you to connect and work with a diverse range of people. You can plan, manage, and coordinate your workload to meet a broad variety of tasks and responsibilities. You thrive on a challenge and deal effectively with change. You are committed to the mission and values of Save the Children.
This role requires:

  • A proven track record of project and financial management of grant-funded programs
  • Ability to identify and manage organisational and operational risks
  • Highly developed organisational, time management, and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • High level of computer literacy, particularly Microsoft suite of programs and databases
  • Experience working with AMS and/or in the international sector is desirable

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.**
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.
In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Friendly and flexible work environment including working from home
  • Child and pet friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits up to $15,900
  • Additional annual leave options available
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual

Sound interesting?**
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.
Applications close Monday 5 April 2021.
Position Description – Project and Award Coordinator
For more information about this position, please contact Deb Muir, Senior Project and Award Manager,at [email protected].
At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through al l our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.
Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check(where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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