Careers

Why work for INA?

Your skills, talents and passions will be highly valued and used to bring real change to the communities we serve. When your career connects to your values, you’re in your perfect role, and this is when energy, drive and great job satisfaction come naturally – improving the lives of women, children and their communities.

People join us because they are looking to do something bigger than themselves. They stay here because they can see and feel the impact that they’re having while developing new skills.

We’re looking for passionate people to join us! We have opportunities in various roles – click on the items below to read about them.


About Us

We are innovative, growing and committed to making a difference.

International Needs Australia (INA) is a DFAT fully-accredited international development organisation working with the poorest and most marginalised communities, especially women and children, to eliminate poverty and its causes.

INA works in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Eastern Africa with local, innovative partners and focus on three key areas: Education, Health and Livelihoods.

We support impact through innovative partnerships and conduct national education programs with Australian students. INA is grounded in Christian values and strives for a just world where all people are treated equally to reach their God-given potential.

INA believes in poverty alleviation through a cross-sectoral and holistic approach to community development.

INA is different in our approach because we:

  • Focus on women and children in three key areas: Education, Health and Livelihoods,
  • Work in Southeast Asia, South Asia & Eastern Africa (currently Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Philippines),
  • Commit to in-country projects and partners and work through local staff and volunteers. We believe this is respectful and supports the development of more substantial and sustainable partner organisations and community outcomes,
  • Believe in poverty alleviation through cross-cutting approaches to community development. This approach lets us partner with donors and other agencies committed to holistic poverty alleviation, focusing on community-prioritised needs.
  • Our work is grounded in Christian values as we strive for a just world where all people are treated equally to reach their God-given potential,
  • Conduct national education programs with Australian students that align with the Australian Curriculum to help youth clarify their personal purposes and increase empathy and understanding of global poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals,
  • Bring our funding contributors and in-country partners closer together to easily co-design projects with all stakeholders to support innovation and alignment of programs, and,
  • Is efficient and effective and currently allocates over 83% of funds to overseas projects or community education programs.

    Background checks

    INA is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from Australian Residents with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.

    INA is committed to all children’s safety and best interest accessing International Needs-supported services and programs and workplace.

    Relevant background checks including Working With Children, police and reference checks will be completed before the preferred candidate’s employment is confirmed.


    Current Employment Opportunities

    Indicative closing dates are listed below, but applications may close early.
    Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    Partners and Major Donors Lead (1.0)

    • Work for a leading fully-accredited international development NGO
    • Join a transformation and inspire donors to support global initiatives
    • Suits candidates from NFP, higher education, research, sponsorships

    About the role

    You naturally develop meaningful relationships with donors, partner organisations and volunteers. You are a proactive partnerships developer who can raise major gifts and develop partnerships that support our work. You deliver outstanding results and will have a track record of inspiring support for a similar cause.

    The position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationships with major donors and ensure a solid donor pipeline is built and maintained. The role will focus on developing and growing lifetime relationships with committed and passionate donors to ensure income targets are achieved, as well as repeat and increased levels of future giving.

    About You

    You will have:

    • Experience at a senior experience in corporate, major donor or NFP fundraising, with demonstrated success in engaging with partners such as any of corporates, service clubs, churches, major donors and to support this work.
    • Capacity to drive donor acquisition that leads to awareness-raising and fundraising by developing and managing relationships with external stakeholders.
    • Proven track record of generating significant gifts from individuals and partner organisations.
    • A strong understanding of partnership principles and an ability to develop donor journeys and grow partnerships.
    • Exemplary communication skills, including persuasive negotiating and public speaking abilities.
    • Understanding of Christian faith, and strong alignment to INA’s mission, vision and values and philosophy statement.

    INA recognises and rewards our staff and can offer a number of attractive benefits; NGO salary packaging, flexible working conditions, professional development opportunities and free parking.

    Job share arrangements are negotiable with suitable candidates.

    A full Position Description can be obtained by contacting [email protected] or visiting https://www.ina.org.au/opportunities/careers/

    Contact detail

    If you meet the above criteria, please email a resume and a letter of application addressing the role’s key tasks and priorities to: [email protected]

    Inquiries: David Ensor, Chief Executive Officer – (03) 9877-7177 / [email protected]

    Applications Close

    Friday, 25 March 2022

    Marketing and Communications Lead (1.0)

    • Work for a leading fully-accredited international development NGO
    • Join a transformation and lead successful marketing and fundraising strategies
    • Suits candidates from NFP, corporate, marketing and communications

    About the role

    You are a strategic and proactive manager and communicator with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing and fundraising strategies, collateral production and distribution of publications including both print and digital formats.

    The role coordinates the end-to-end delivery of multi-channelled direct marketing campaigns to acquire and retain donors while working across fundraising appeals, donor acquisition, and regular giving programs. This role is dynamic and fast-paced.

    About You

    You will:

    • Develop and implement successful marketing and fundraising strategies using print and digital channels.
    • Have strong results orientation and entrepreneurial approach.
    • Understand the importance of evaluating data to measure performance and are driven to achieve successful outcomes.
    • Have commercial thinking – practically applies technical/functional expertise and challenge the status-quo in contributing to organisational success.
    • Support the use of proven ideas and innovation to develop content across external platforms including but not limited to website, social media and publications to support donor and supporter acquisition and retention.
    • Understanding of Christian faith, and strong alignment to INA’s mission, vision and values and philosophy statement.

    INA recognises and rewards our staff and can offer a number of attractive benefits; NGO salary packaging, flexible working conditions, professional development opportunities and free parking.

    Job share arrangements may be negotiable.

    A full Position Description can be obtained by visiting https://www.ina.org.au/opportunities/careers/

    Contact detail

    If you meet the above criteria, please email a resume and a letter of application addressing the role’s key tasks and priorities to: [email protected]

    Inquiries: David Ensor, Chief Executive Officer – (03) 9877-7177 / [email protected]

    Applications Close

    Friday, 25 March 2022

    Partnerships Officer (0.2)

    About the role

    You will have an exceptional personal engagement skills and warmly engage through outbound and some inbound national and local telephone conversations with potential supporters who are: prospective donors who have a heart for international development; businesses, service clubs, churches or schools who are interested in INA and our work for the poor and global poverty.

    You will have a genuine passion for international development and equity, you’ll value being able to do good.

    About You

    You will have:

    • Highly developed interpersonal skills – personal engagement skills and demonstrated ability in establishing and building relationships.
    • Experience in any of the key sectors: international development; education or schools; churches or theology; business and/or donor or customer relations.
    • A strong commitment and alignment with INA’s mission, vision and values and philosophy statement.
    • An enthusiastic, proactive self-starter willing to learn and to contribute to organisational growth.

    INA recognises and rewards our staff and can offer a number of attractive benefits; NGO salary packaging, flexible working conditions, professional development opportunities and free parking. Job share arrangements are negotiable with suitable candidates.

    A full Position Description can be obtained by contacting [email protected] or visiting https://www.ina.org.au/opportunities/careers/

    Contact detail

    If you meet the above criteria, please email a resume and a letter of application addressing the role’s key tasks and priorities to: [email protected]

    Inquiries: David Ensor, Chief Executive Officer – (03) 9877-7177 / [email protected]

     


    Did you know…?**

    • 92% of employers said relevant volunteer experience gives candidates an advantage in job interviews. Volunteering is the single best way to land an ethical job. And the majority of not-for-profit recruiters view volunteer experience as important.
    • 95% of employers agreed that volunteering can be a credible way of gaining real-work experience to add to your resume.
    • 85% of hirers believe that volunteering is just as credible as paid work when it is relevant to your desired role or industry.
    • Volunteering shows valuable personality traits. Experience volunteering demonstrates to employers who you are and what your core values are.

    *Source: DFAT.gov.au

    **Sources: Seek.com.au and EthicalJobs.com.au


    Contact

    If you wish to contact us about anything relating to the opportunities listed, please get in touch with us:

    • Call us on 1300 731 550 (International: +61-3-9877 7177)
    • Email us at [email protected]
    • Write to International Needs Australia, PO Box 121, MITCHAM VIC 3132 AUSTRALIA