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Operations Manager - Indigenous Australia Program

The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Competitive salary + super and salary packaging
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Based in Darwin
  • Open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates only 

About The Fred Hollows Foundation

We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight. We work around the world, in more than 25 countries, so that no one is left behind. Our priority is to work with communities to improve their own eye health. We do this through life-changing surgeries and treatments, training doctors and health workers, generating new ideas, and pushing for change at all levels – from local to global.

About the Indigenous Australia Program

Work with a diverse team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We work to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can always exercise their rights to sight, good health and self-determination. We are committed to ensuring social justice reform is accelerated and to ensuring the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are respected and upheld. We work in collaboration with our global team and partners to close the gap in eye health outcomes and ensure world class eye health and vision care. Our key objectives include:

  • Strengthening the provision of eye health care within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Sustainable responses to trachoma elimination
  • Strengthening regional eye health service delivery models
  • Strengthening the capability and coverage of the Aboriginal eye health workforce

About the position

Reporting to the Country Manager, the Operations Manager is accountable for leading the development and implementation of effective office operation and contract management for the indigenous Australia Program in alignment with The Foundation’s strategic framework. To do this role effectively you will:

  • Lead the Operations Team to ensure a high standard of employee engagement and productivity in line with planned objectives, supporting the performance goals of all direct reports
  • Ensure the effective management of the division’s resources (human, financial, technical and operational)
  • Manage the Indigenous Australia Program’s Partner contracts, quarterly financial and progress reports and due diligence processes
  • Work in collaboration with the Programs Manager and Senior Program Officers to support effective monitoring of Partners
  • Work closely with the Country Support Network to ensure effective management of the Indigenous Australia Program’s financial requirements, including the preparation of financial reports, statement of accounts and financial audit as requested, provide analysis and advice on the reports to the team
  • Establish and implement procedures to ensure effective internal control and risk management and provide accurate reporting in line The Foundation’s requirements
  • Collaborate across the Country and Global teams and with Partners in all finance and operations processes, and in particular with budget preparation and monitoring, and provide advice to improve operational and finance outcomes.
  • Support the continuous risk analysis to identify and manage key financial and compliance risks impacting the Indigenous Australia Program and ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate any risk

The successful applicant will have

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to build the capacity of team members, while managing competing deadlines
  • Proven experience in program operations or a senior management coordinator role
  • Strong capability to lead a team using feedback to build capacity and achieve outcomes
  • Experience of working effectively within a diverse environment
  • The skills to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, while exercising very strong influencing and negotiation skills

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • Your resume which clearly details relevant skills and experience (no more than five pages)
  • A cover letter detailing your suitability for the role outlined above (no more than two pages)

For further information please contact:

Simone Kenmore
Country Manager, Australia
Email: skenmore@hollows.org, using the subject line: Operations Manager - Indigenous Australia Program enquiry via EthicalJobs
Ph: 0427 816 311

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

*Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti[1]Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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