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Global Health Grants and Business Development Manager

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership-based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.

With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we support ongoing learning and development for our surgical workforce of more than 7,000 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates. 

RACS is on an exciting journey to transform the way our members engage with us by making improvements across many aspects of the College - from learning and development to technology and governance.  By creating a workplace with even greater flexibility, we are focusing on collaboration and innovation to better serve our members and to enhance the contribution of surgeons to the community.

Join the RACS Global Health Team!

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a DFAT ANCP accredited, Non-Government Organisation working on a range of health and development programs with our partners across Asia and the Pacific.  We are seeking a dynamic individual who can lead our Grants and Business Development portfolio to the next level in what is an exciting time of growth and transformation across the RACS Global Health Department.

Our Global Health Program focuses on strengthening health systems and building capacity of health workforce to improve the quality and accessibility of health, surgical treatment and post-operative care. We work across 15 countries in the Indo-Pacific Region with the support of multiple institutional and philanthropic donors.

You will be based at the top end of town in Melbourne where we are within easy walking distance to trams and Parliament Station with flexible work from home conditions during COVID restrictions.

RACS Global Health Grants and Business Development Manager (Fulltime/Part-time)

The Global Health Grants and Business Development Manager will proactively lead the maintenance of institutional and philanthropic grants to grow an already diverse Global Health Program grants portfolio with an aim to increase RACS Global Health profile and impact.  This role will lead the business development strategy across partnerships, grants management, finance and effective communications to support successful fundraising.  This includes leading a growing team of 3 advisors/coordinators.

The incumbent will be expected to effectively manage successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including leading public engagement functions/representation and driving improvement, quality and risk management.  This position will work closely with its counterpart the Program and Operations Manager, and reports to the Head of Global Health.

This role will be offered on a fixed term, three-year contract.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • Post-graduate qualification (Business, International Development, Public Relations, Marketing or related field) supported by a minimum of 10 years international or national level not-for-profit (NFP) or corporate fundraising professional experience. 
  • A proven track record managing complex, donor-funded programs in the Indo-Pacific region: including knowledge of DFAT and ACFID accreditation standards with experience of managing a major Grant(s) and/or ANCP projects and budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience of high-level relationship building and successful partnerships with a variety of stakeholders i.e. government, NFP and corporate sector and understanding of key global and regional development actors across Indo-Pacific Region with a view to generate funds.
  • Significant experience in strategic and business planning, including high-level policy, strategic and risk management identification and writing skills. Experience in reviewing and managing tenders, grants, bids, proposals or similar documents.
  • Representational skills in developing and effectively managing strategic relationships and Committees/Working Groups with a variety of internal and external donors, institutions and international forums, including leading public affairs/engagement functions and driving improvement and communications.
  • Significant staff management experience, including mentoring, training and performance development of staff with an ability to work within a team in a flexible and co-operative manner.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a high level of initiative and sound judgement.

Why Work At RACS?

  • Be part of a workplace that recognises employees are at their best when they have balance in their lives
  • Feel a sense of wellbeing from being supported by a workplace that values your strengths
  • Join a dynamic and supportive team
  • Work for an organisation committed to enhancing your personal professional development.


To apply for this role, please click on the “Apply Now’ button to submit a resume, answer the outlined selection criteria and upload a Cover Letter in word or PDF.

Enquiries can be directed to careers@surgeons.org using the subject line: Global Health Grants and Business Development Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs; however; applications emailed to this address will not be accepted.

Please also contact Philippa Nicholson (Head of Global Health) at philippa.nicholson@surgeons.org if you have any queries.

RACS promotes diversity - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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