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Work at Act for Peace

Act for Peace employs people from all backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting communities affected by poverty and conflict. If you’re passionate about tackling injustice and helping communities torn apart by war and poverty, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our latest jobs and internship vacancies below.

Please note, our head office is located in Sydney, though we do have some staff located in offices around Australia. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. 

View Act for Peace's Child Protection Policy here and all other policies visit the Act for Peace Policies area.
 

Positions Vacant

   
 

Marketing & Communications Officer (Ration Challenge)

  • Be part of an experienced, award winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

Strategic, creative and with an eye for detail, you’re looking for a broad and challenging role filled with opportunities to grow and put your skills to work on dynamic projects. Most of all, you’re looking for a position that will enable you to put your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

You’ll play be playing a crucial role in the fast growing events team at Act for Peace, working on the multi-award winning Ration Challenge. You’ll help coordinate the delivery of the challenge in Australia and New Zealand, and help launch it in new markets in Europe and North America. You’ll be joining a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be making a big and growing contribution to achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

You’ll be supported to use your skills and creativity to develop marketing collateral, PR, media and digital campaigns, and build strategic external partnerships that will grow the Ration Challenge - inspiring thousands of people to raise millions of dollars each year for refugees around the world.

For more information on this role, download the info pack.

Click here to apply.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 31st of August. If you have any queries, please call 02 8259 0800 or email info@actforpeace.org.au.  

 

Community Fundraising Executive (Ration Challenge Schools)

  • Work on one of Australia’s most innovative fundraising campaigns
  • Be part of an experienced, award winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

You’re hard working and passionate, and looking for an inspiring role within community fundraising and marketing and communications. You love a challenge and perform at your best when the bar is set high and you’re learning something new every day. Most of all, you’re looking for a position that will enable you to put your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

In this role you’ll build on the great results achieved so far and lead the growth of the schools program. You’ll develop marketing collateral, PR, media and digital campaigns, and build strategic external partnerships that will grow the Ration Challenge in schools around Australia - inspiring the next generation of global citizens. 

You’ll be joining a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be making a big and growing contribution to achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

For more information on this role, download the info pack.

Click here to apply.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 31st of August. If you have any queries, please call 02 8259 0800 or email info@actforpeace.org.au.

 
 

Non-Executive Director, Act for Peace Board

  • Non-Executive Director
  • Volunteer

Act for Peace Ltd is currently seeking non-Executive Director’s to join our existing Board. Having transitioned successfully through a governance restructure, Act for Peace is in the formative stages of building an effective Board to lead the Agency forward.

Act for Peace is building a skills based Board. We are specifically looking for Directors with skills and experience in business development, fundraising strategy, and finance and risk. Additional skills that will be valued include IT, law and government relations. Experience in the not-for-profit sector, and international aid are valued but not essential. Act for Peace pays attention to diversity, including gender diversity, in our recruitment procedures.

If you share a passion for our cause and excited about being part of our future we’d like to hear from you.

To obtain a Briefing Pack for Prospective Directors please contact Deirdre Ashe, Company Secretary, dashe@actforpeace.org.au

Expressions of Interest will be accepted through to 24th of August 2018. Potential Directors will be invited to interview. Nominations for Directorships will be considered at our AGM in November.

Act for Peace (AfP) is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and young people accessing AfP supported services, programs and workplace. Applicants are advised that they will be required to sign a Child Safeguarding Policy and AfP reserve the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures prior to employment being confirmed.

 

Project Manager, Joint Appeals Mechanism

  • Project Manager, Joint Appeals Mechanism
  • Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney based
  • Contract Role: max 8 months
  • We are advertising on behalf of a collaboration of multiple NGO agencies including ActionAid, Act for Peace, CARE, ChildFund, Oxfam, Red Cross, Tear, UNHCR and World Vision

A truly unique and exciting role exists for an experienced Project Manager to help the INGO sector create a new path in helping millions in humanitarian need. A collaboration of leading humanitarian agencies is building momentum to pursue a vision for a new Australian mechanism to coordinate humanitarian fundraising, broaden and mobilise Australian support at scale, and maximise support and impact to those in crisis.

Working with a steering committee of key INGO agencies and leading a diverse range of working groups, you will have extensive experience in project management, brilliant stakeholder engagement and communication skills, the proven talent to think and work autonomously to guide direction, and a knack for managing through ambiguity to deliver tangible results. Experience in working in the NGO industry is desirable, as is experience in change management and human-centred design.

Want to know more? Please email howard.ralley@care.org.au for a project brief.

Interested? Please send applications to Howard Ralley, Chief Fundraising & Engagement Officer, CARE Australia, howard.ralley@care.org.au.

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 5th August, 2018
 

Volunteer with us

 

Speakers Program Officer (voluntary internship)

  • Learn from an experienced team
  • Gain skills in marketing and project management in a not-for-profit environment
  • Have ownership over your own projects
  • 14 - 21 hours per week (2-3 days; however, flexible during office hours), including at least a part day on Thursdays
  • Three month commitment, Mid-September – Mid-December 2018
  • Location: Sydney CBD

Act for Peace is looking for a talented individual to join our fundraising team, and play a vital role in running our well-loved Christmas appeal which raises over $2 million each year for communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

During this three month voluntary internship you’ll develop your project management and marketing skills, and be part of the day-to-day running of a busy international aid agency.

You’re an enthusiastic self-starter looking to gain hands on experience in project management in a not-for-profit environment. You have great interpersonal skills, a can do attitude, the ability to speak clearly and confidently over the phone, the ability to manage projects end-to-end, and deliver results on time. Most of all, you’re looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the international development sector and make a difference in the lives of others.

For more information on this role, download the information pack.

To apply, please email Hannah Montgomery at HMontgomery@actforpeace.org.au with:

  • A CV and covering letter addressing your skills and competencies
  • Contact details for two referees

Applications close 28th of August 2018

 

View other ways you can join the Act for Peace team as an Intern or Volunteer.

Volunteering with us

More ways to take action

Seven years on and Syrian refugees are still in urgent need of our help. Keep hope alive and help provide the food, medical care and support they need.

Together we raised over $3 million during Ration Challenge 2018 - enough to feed more than 10,000 refugees for a year!

Bloody conflicts across Africa have forced millions of women and children from their homes. Help them get the medical care and support they need to survive.