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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

International Program Officer (Maternity Leave Cover)

  • Act for Peace is a dynamic humanitarian aid and development agency
  • Workplace benefits:
    • Some flexibility in working hours
    • Salary packaging option available
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Be part of an experienced and friendly team of professionals
  • Fixed term position full-time: 27 May 2020 – 30 April 2021 with possibility of extension
  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Act for Peace are committed to recruiting a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and peoples from other ethnic minorities, for all positions
  • You must have the right to work in Australia

The purpose of the International Program Officer (IPO) position is to provide project-level administration and support to the Partnership and Programs Department to help achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflicts, disasters and displacement. The IPO achieves this purpose through support to the program management cycle, especially in reviewing and editing annual reports, fulfilling internal compliance requirements, data entry for monitoring and evaluation of programs, and supporting development of funding proposals.

This is a fixed term position full-time from 27 May 2020 to 30 April 2021 with possibility of extension based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Timetable for recruitment:

  1. Deadline for applications: 12pm noon Monday 13th April (applications reviewed on rolling basis ahead of this deadline)
  2. Shortlisted applicants - Pre-interview test (90 mins): 5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney time on Tuesday 14th April
  3. Interviews (Skype interview possible for applicants not currently living in Sydney): Monday afternoon 20th April and Tuesday afternoon 21st April
  4. Referee checks: Friday 24th April and Monday 27th April

Please download the candidate information pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 13 April 2020

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

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Communications and Content Lead

  • Act for Peace is a dynamic humanitarian aid and development agency
  • Workplace benefits:
    • Flexible working hours
    • Salary packaging option
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Be part of an experienced and friendly team of professionals
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Salary packaging and flexible-working arrangements available
  • Location: Sydney CBD

If you’re a creative communicator and content producer with an eye for a story and a passion for global justice; then this is the job for you. You’ll be creating inspiring education, campaigning and engagement content and delivering insight-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns that bring people closer to our cause and demonstrate to our supporters the impact they are making.

With a track record in sourcing, developing and producing content for use across paid and unpaid channels, you’re able to tap into the news cycle and trending topics to engage new audiences and deepen the commitment of existing supporters.

Your editorial mindset and strategic approach, combined with your technical skills and attention to detail enable you to manage and deliver projects effectively in a fast-paced, agile environment.

You’ll be working as part of a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be putting your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the candidate information pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 9am, 20 March 2020

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

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Marketing Coordinator - Events Audiences

  • Act for Peace is a dynamic humanitarian aid and development agency
  • Work with an international team on the award-winning Ration Challenge
  • Inspire supporters and the public to do more, give more and stay longer in the fight for global justice
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Salary packaging and flexible-working arrangements available
  • Location: Sydney CBD

This role is a crucial position in the fast growing events team – working on our multi-award winning Ration Challenge, and developing other peer to peer and community fundraising initiatives. You’ll be building on the amazing results achieved so far, and inspiring the Australian public to do more, give more and stay longer in the fight against injustice.

The primary focus of this event is the Ration Challenge, one of Australia’s leading peer to peer fundraising events. It challenges people to eat the exact same rations as a refugee for one week, get sponsored, and raise money and awareness for communities affected by conflict and disaster around the world. Since it first started in Australia in 2014 with 100 participants, it has inspired more than 80,000 people around the world to take part and raised over $14 million. We took the challenge to New Zealand in 2018, and last year launched the challenge, in partnership with likeminded organisations, in the UK and US. The Ration Challenge has won 7 Fundraising Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence, including Best Event and Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign.

In this role you’ll build on the great results achieved so far. You’ll help coordinate the delivery of the challenge in Australia as well as with our global partners in the UK and the USA. 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.

As well as the Ration Challenge, this role will be influential in building Act for Peace’s other community fundraising campaigns, and helping to innovate and ideate new opportunities for community fundraising initiatives.

You’ll be working alongside a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be putting your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the candidate information pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 9am, 1 April 2020

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

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Marketing Executive – Non-traditional Audiences

  • Act for Peace is a dynamic humanitarian aid and development agency
  • Be part of an experienced and friendly team of professionals
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Salary packaging and flexible-working arrangements available
  • Location: Sydney CBD

This is a new and exciting role in the Individual Giving Team.

Since launching the Ration Challenge, one of Australia’s leading peer to peer fundraising events in 2014, more than 80,000 people have spent an entire week eating the exact same rations as a refugee to raise money and awareness for communities affected by conflict and disaster around the world. This incredible community of people are passionate about change, and are motivated to do more.

In this crucial role, you’ll work alongside the Head of Individual Giving to grow and develop new opportunities for this audience to make an even bigger difference in the world. You’ll be building on the great results achieved so far through crowdfunding and regular giving conversion campaigns, and you’ll help bring a new regular giving product, still in the ideation phase to market. As well as providing this audience with new ways to give, you’ll drive the on-boarding and ongoing engagement for this incredible group of people who want to be part of the change they want to see in the world in new and different ways than our traditional supporter base has in the past.

You’ll be working as part of a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be putting your passion for global justice into action and make a difference where it’s needed most in the world.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please download the candidate information pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Applications currently open. Please apply now.

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.

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More ways to take action

Like all children, Alina has dreams for her future. Sadly, most children in rural Pakistan can’t get the education they need to realise their dreams and escape poverty.

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!