International Programs Officer

International Programs Officer

  • Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact on leprosy and neglected tropical diseases using a bold global strategy?
  • Do you have a demonstrated experience in international development and skills across a broad range of programs in disability, social community development and public health?

The Organisation

The Leprosy Mission Australia (TLMA) is an energetic team of people who work together to support people affected by leprosy and disability throughout its projects overseas.  As a Christian based organisation we are passionate about the cause of The Leprosy Mission and our Christian vision, mission and values. We have an ambitious new strategy of zero transmission of leprosy, zero discrimination and zero disability as a consequence of leprosy by 2035.  If you are interested in becoming part of this dynamic team read on.

The Role

We are looking for an International Programs Officer to play an integral role in supporting the International Programs department in implementing its overseas development program.

You will have project management skills to undertake monitoring activities, including conduct monitoring and evaluation visits, tracking the progress of projects against established outcomes and develop sound relationships with partners.

Your attention to detail will ensure that all project activities comply with the ACFID Code of Conduct, Partnership Agreements and DFAT requirements.

You will also play a role in promoting TLMA in Australia in the Christian and wider community.

Job Requirements

Key Selection Criteria

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the Christian beliefs, vision, mission and values of TLMA
  • An understanding of Christian mission in Supporting and Implementing Countries
  • A graduate degree, preferably in Health, Development or International Relations
  • Proven project management skills with experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to connect with and build relationships with overseas partners
  • Sensitivity to cross cultural issues of community development and ability to communicate with, and encourage Implementing country staff as necessary
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with an ability to summarise information as required
  • Good organisational abilities with proven administrative skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven report writing skills
  • Good networking skills and an ability to speak in public and present the work of TLMA in the Christian and wider community
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork with staff, volunteers, Board and other stakeholders

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Experience in working as a cross cultural worker in community development and emergency relief program or other comparable experience
  • Experience working with DFAT or other major grant bodies
  • Understanding of compliance expectations for Australian NGOs operating internationally (e.g. DFAT, ACFID, ACNC, etc).


This position is based at The Leprosy Mission Australia National Office in Box Hill Victoria. Whilst restrictions regarding COVID-19 remain in place there will be a requirement for the capacity to work from home.

This role will involve a number of overseas visits each year, and this will be expected to resume once safe international travel is allowed.


TLMA has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. The postholder should have signed and must comply with all TLM organisational policies, including the Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

How to Apply

Your application should include a tailored CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 and a supporting statement of no more than 1 side of A4.  Your supporting statement should highlight your interest in TLMA, how you meet the above Essential Selection criteria and your motivation for applying for this role.

You can download the Position Description here.

Please detail your relevant experience, ensuring this is in line with the above job description. Please also include your earliest availability to commence employment in the role if successful with your application.

Please send your application to by midnight on 13 December 2020.  Interviews are planned for Thursday 17 and/or Friday 18 December at the TLMA office in Box Hill.

Suitable candidates may be contacted ahead of the closing date and incomplete applications will not be processed. TLMA is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of any characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with direct experience of living or working with people with disabilities.

Please note, given the small size of the team we are unable to offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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