International Project Coordinator

Fixed-term, Full Time

Start: 15/03/2021

End: 30/06/2022

Location: 328-336 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131

Base Salary: $63,976.86 - $79,289

Applications close: 3 March 2021

Position summary

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

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


Quality of Care and Supportive Supervision

  • Project manage the quality of care and supportive supervision project 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, clinical forms, and evaluation documentation


  • Organise trainings, conferences and meetings in collaboration with international partners
  • Liaise with other health professionals to maintain a high standard of clinical education and documents delivered and developed by Family Planning NSW
  • 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

General Responsibilities

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
  • Ensure Family Planning NSW meets all operational and contract reporting requirements

Financial management

  • Maximise international programme activity through effective capacity planning and resource allocation within approved budgets
  • Ensure operation of key projects are 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

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate degree in related field: clinical or public health or equivalent with public health experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the health sector in similar roles
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and experience
  • Experience working on health projects in developing country settings
  • Development and implementation of government health facility guidelines and a strong background in health service planning
  • Experience 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

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to travel and work in the Pacific
  • Experience working on a DFAT funded project and working with UN agencies
  • Health professional with current clinical qualification (RN, RMW)
  • Skills, knowledge or experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights

Other requirements

  • A Criminal Record Check is required prior to commencement in the role
  • A NSW Working With Children Check is required prior to commencement in the role
  • Immunisation / vaccination requirements apply to this role


  • FPNSW is a pro-choice organisation

    • Staff are expected to fully support an individual’s right to choose regarding their pregnancy, whether that be parenting, adoption/foster care or abortion
    •  As an abortion service provider, all staff at FPNSW are expected to actively participate in the provision of abortion services within the full scope of their role. 
  • Must support the Family Planning NSW values: 
  • Human rights focus - promoting the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health
  • Integrity - maintaining a strong ethical base, being accountable and transparent
  • Inclusiveness - valuing and respecting diversity without judgement
  • Equity of access - ensuring access to our services for all including priority populations
  • Client  centred - placing the needs of the whole person at the centre of our work
  • Commitment to excellence - ensuring high standards in all our work
  • A just culture – a balanced accountability for both individuals and the organisation

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
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions
  • 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: 

For further information please contact Nate at or (02) 8752 4292.

Applications close by 5PM, 3 March

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