ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

Work for ActionAid Australia

We currently have four roles available at our office in Sydney. 

If you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a difference and be part of the organisation’s success, please email your application to, using the subject line of the job you are applying for.  Please  attaching a copy of your resume and a cover letter highlighting how you meet the key selection criteria. 

Applications close on 19 March 2018 for all positions listed. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

Head of Global Engagement                                                                               

  • Reports To: Executive Director
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Full JD: Download here.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Head of Global Engagement plays a key role in the organisation’s external advocacy and positioning by driving credible program alternatives in line with ActionAid Australia’s (AAA) strategy, feminist and human rights based approach, and humanitarian signature. 

Media and Communications Manager

  • Reports To:  Head of Global Engagement
  • Position Type:Full time
  • Full JD: Download here

The Media and Communications Manager is responsible for implementing ActionAid Australia’s communications strategy. The role is responsible for leading communications work to build ActionAid Australia’s profile with the Australian public and with technical audiences, and for coordinating the communications capacity across the organisation, which sits across the Global Engagement, Fundraising, and Policy and Campaign teams.

Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer                                                                    

  • Reports To: Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Full JD: Download here.

The Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer is responsible for assisting with ActionAid’s high value donors at all stages of the donor management cycle, from identification to research to stewardship. This role will have prospect research, proposal and report writing and administrative duties to help ensure the profitability and sustainability of the high value gift program.

Policy and Research Manager                                                                          

  • Reports To: Head of Campaigns
  • Position Type: Part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term to September 30 2018
  • Full JD: Download here

The Policy and Research Manager is responsible for driving a strategic program of policy development and research publication in line with ActionAid Australia’s (AAA) priorities. In addition, the Policy and Research Manager will contribute to the Campaign and Policy team’s broader strategy

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer, and are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa or be eligible to apply for one.  Secondment from other ActionAid offices will be considered.