International Program Coordinator

Fixed Term, Full Time (3/05/2021 - 31/05/2022)

Location: 328-336 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131

Base Salary: $67,960.24-$87,342.27

Gross Salary Package (Base Salary + Superannuation + Leave Loading): $83,702-$105,696

All applications must consist of an up-to-date CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Applications close: 27 April 2021

Position summary

The International Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation of international projects, focussed on increasing access to quality reproductive and sexual health services in the Pacific region. This is achieved through capacity building partner organisations to provide high quality family planning services including clinical services, community education, resource development and professional education.

The position is part of the International Programme (IP) team. The position will be required to travel regularly to Pacific countries as part of project activities which may include after hours and weekend travel (pending travel restrictions).

Working and living in a developed country is very different from the environment you will experience working in countries in the Pacific, and candidates must be innovative, flexible, adaptable, resilient and patient.


Project Implementation

  • Project manage key international projects in the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) portfolio in collaboration with members of the international team, including the development and implementation of project plans and reports
  • In collaboration with subject matter experts, develop project materials such as training materials and evaluation documentation
  • Provide project technical advice and capacity building and training in-country to development partners and beneficiaries
  • Support development partners and sub-contractors to ensure commitments to donors are fulfilled and all contractual obligations are met
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation of Family Planning NSW projects is implemented and completed in consultation with the Family Planning NSW Research Centre
  • Organise trainings, conferences and meetings in collaboration with international partners

Strategic direction and leadership

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic, operational and business plans
  • Contribute to the achievement of strategic goals,  annual business plan and contractual deliverables
  • Develop and implement annual work plan for comprehensive sexuality education projects to ensure achievement of targets/KPIs
  • Ensure Family Planning NSW meets all operational and contract reporting requirements


  • Provide effective leadership for the CSE team
  • Ensure effective delegation of tasks to all members of the team
  • Facilitate and maintain effective communication

Financial management

  • Ensure operation of CSE programs and projects within allocated budgets

Safety & quality

  • Commit to maintain best practice by adhering to the scope of the position and within role boundaries as defined by Family Planning NSW
  • Maintain the required qualifications and competencies to deliver high quality services and programs
  • Commit to on-going skill development and take responsibility to update knowledge, enhance skills and competencies within the context of the role
  • Adhere to Family Planning NSW’s defined escalation and delegation policies and systems
  • Apply defined guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in a manner relevant and appropriate to the role
  • Adhere to the Incident Management Policy to report and escalate any issues within the specified time frames
  • Commit to share knowledge, and provide support and supervision to less experienced staff

Other Duties

  • Support writing of grant applications and the identification of new potential international project partnerships
  • Contribute to the development of resources, publications and multimedia to promote and support the work that Family Planning NSW undertakes
  • Ensure that all aspects of the administration of projects comply with the Australia Council for International Development Code of Conduct, DFAT and Family Planning NSW policies and procedures, including EEO, Work Health and Safety and all safeguarding issues including child and vulnerable populations, environmental and financial 
  • Undertake any other duties or projects at the direction of the Executive and/or Manager

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate degree in related field: public health and/or international development
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in international public health programming
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects with competing demands and demonstrated flexibility in adapting effectively to change
  • Excellent IT, verbal and written communication skills and well-developed interpersonal, negotiating and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a cross-cultural environment with awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to travel regularly in the Pacific region

Desirable criteria

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification, especially in public health
  • Skills, knowledge or experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, in particular in comprehensive sexuality education
  • Relevant experience implementing multi-stakeholder international public health projects, particularly in the Pacific region

Work health and safety

  • All employees are responsible to ensure that they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors
  • Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy
  • Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

Contact details

To apply, visit: 

For further information please contact Alexa Murray at or (02) 8752 4324   

Applications close by 5PM, 27 April

Family Planning NSW Ashfield will be relocating to Newington within the next 12 months

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