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Advisor - Health

ChildFund Australia
  • Support interesting and critical work in developing contexts
  • Support the growth of health work within the Pacific as part of the new strategic plan
  • Be a part of a highly capable International Program Team
  • Work from home up to 2 days per week


You advance ChildFund Australia’s new strategic plan by ensuring quality health programming, particularly in the Pacific region. Working closely with Country Office (CO) staff and Global Program Director guidance, you provide quality technical support for all health projects across the project management cycle, grow and share capacity with in-country Programs staff and partners, support relevant grant development, and promote organisational learning related to health initiatives.


  • An independent worker with professional maturity
  • Strategic, critical, and reflective thinker
  • Interpersonal, able to build and share capacity using technical expertise
  • Flexible and adaptable to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Someone with excellent written and oral communication skills

If so, sounds like you could add a lot of value!

Key Duties

  • Provide strategic advice on health sector programming to the Global Programs Director.
  • Develop quality health programs and projects in collaboration with the Country Office Teams and our local partners.
  • Provide quality technical advice and support in accordance with our health program approach so that CO staff and partners can lead on the delivery, monitoring, and improvement of ongoing projects.
  • Provide oversight for health consultants as required.
  • Provide support to the design and preparation of grant submissions including drafting concept notes and strengthening proposals.
  • Guide and support health action-research projects initiated in Sydney and/or COs.
  • Represent ChildFund Australia at inter-agency meetings, Communities of Practice and international fora as required.
  • Support health-related advocacy activities and communications as required.
  • Strengthen local partnerships and/or relationships, e.g., through capacity sharing to support localisation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Public Health, Nutrition and/or Maternal Child Health.
  • Significant experience in health-related policy, program and/or and project management.
  • Experience in developing quality project proposals.
  • Experience in health focused research.
  • Experience in supporting staff to design, implement, evaluate, and mainstream health programs.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training and mentoring (adult education/ capacity building) in cross cultural contexts.


ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in many of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. We partner to create community and systems change which enables vulnerable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights.

ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – one of the world’s oldest and most experienced child-focused development agencies. With a global network of 12 organisations, the ChildFund Alliance assists almost 23 million children and families in 70 countries. You can read more here.

Please see the full position description to view the benefits we offer!

In line with our values, diversity of people and ideas is critical to our work and our success at ChildFund Australia. We strive for a team culture that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive. Childfund is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply for any vacancies.

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