Sydney | Program Design Officer/Grant Development Manager

This is a unique opportunity to enable AOP and our partners around the world to achieve even greater impact. We are looking for a skilled program design specialist to work with our partners to develop innovative, high impact programs. To excel in this role you will be creative, passionate, and knowledgeable in social change methods and community development. As we refine our development approach you will play a critical role in contextualising this into effective programs, methods, and models.

Working as part of the Program Effectiveness Team, you will play a key role in guiding new program design, funding proposals, and building design skills and methodologies within AOP and our partners.

Key selection criteria:


  1. Values-driven approach to life and work;
  2. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  3. Demonstrated success in developing technical grant/proposal applications for institutional international development donors;
  4. Ability to synthesise technical information, theory, and experience to create engaging and compelling program designs;
  5. Ability to build strong, logical, theories of change, but without being restricted to the traditional design methodologies or project-based approaches;
  6. Knowledgeable about competitive proposal processes and the roles of a various stakeholders in those processes;
  7. Highly developed intuition for cross-cultural communication and leadership;
  8. Highly creative, yet detail-oriented, flexible, and able to handle multiple concurrent tasks within strict deadlines.


  1. International experience working in community development;
  2. Able to travel as may be required;
  3. Familiarity with graphic design and polished presentation of documents.

Program Design/Grant Development Manager- Job Description

To apply send your CV and cover letter to:

No deadline – Please apply as soon as possible.

Sydney | Program Officer

Are you looking to empower changemakers to break the cycle of poverty?

Are you looking to build a career in international development?

Do you have skills in project management, administration or compliance?

If you answered yes to all three, we would love to hear from you. Action on Poverty is hiring for the role of Program Officer. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the team that is responsible for ensuring our programs across Africa, Asia and Pacific are most effective and run in the most efficient way. You will work closely with AOP’s Chief Operating Officer to ensure that standards and procedures set out in relevant AOP documents are followed across the program portfolio and provide support in all areas of  Program team’s work as needed. Check out the Job description to learn more.

Program officer job description

To apply send your CV and cover letter to:

No deadline – Please apply as soon as possible.


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