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Work at Act for Peace

Act for Peace employs people from all backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting communities affected by poverty and conflict. If you’re passionate about tackling injustice and helping communities torn apart by war and poverty, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our latest jobs and internship vacancies below.

Please note, our head office is located in Sydney, though we do have some staff located in offices around Australia. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. 

View Act for Peace's Child Protection Policy here and all other policies visit the Act for Peace Policies area.
 

Positions Vacant

 

Program and Policy Director

Act for Peace is seeking a Program and Policy Director (PPD) to lead our dynamic team of specialists in the delivery of our overseas and domestic humanitarian and development work. Our new PPD will have senior leadership experience in international humanitarian and or development sectors and a strong track record of developing strategy, mobilising teams and resources, and operational management. While championing innovation they will maintain dedication to our accountability measures.

  • Senior leadership position with responsibility for our programs and policy work
  • Work with a motivated and experienced team
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

Applications close: 9th July
For details, please download the Program and Policy Director Information Pack.
To apply, please click here.
 

Executive Officer, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Act for Peace is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Executive Officer of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce. The ACRT’s Executive Officer will be a dynamic individual leading and coordinating a program of campaign and advocacy strategies agreed with the ACRT Steering Committee and Act for Peace. Our new EO will develop and implement relevant proactive and responsive campaigns, work with a wide range of stakeholders including government officials, church representatives and aligned campaigning bodies, manage pro-bono and paid consultants, engage in fundraising for the ACRT and complete administrative tasks as required.

  • Opportunity to create transformational change
  • Work with a motivated and experienced team
  • Contract 0.7 part-time permanent position to June 2019
  • Location: Melbourne or Sydney CBD

Applications close: 16th July
For more details and to apply, please click here.
 

Supporter Care Officer

Due to an increase in fundraising growth, Act for Peace is seeking a customer service specialist with an exceptional track record to join our award-winning team. You are looking for a role where you can make a real difference - in your team, in our organisation and in the lives of others around the world.

The successful candidate will have exceptional supporter care skills, solid customer service experience in both inbound and outbound query handling over the phone, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to sensitively handle supporters. Experience using MS Office and database systems (Salesforce experience highly desirable), combined with excellent written and oral communication skills are essential for this position. Knowledge of charity fundraising, international aid and development will be highly regarded, but not essential.

  • Provide exceptional supporter care through a combination of inbound and outbound telemarketing, written communications and campaign fulfilment
  • Work with a passionate award-winning team
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 23rd July
For details, please download the Supporter Care Officer Information Pack.
To apply, please click here.
 

Senior HR Advisor

Reporting to Director of Business and Finance, the Senior HR Advisor formulates and implements HR solutions to support the achievement of Act for Peace’s strategic goals. The Senior HR Advisor works with the Leadership Team and staff to ensure people management practices are effective, fair and transparent.

The Senior HR Advisor role is a new role designed to support the achievement of the Team and organisation’s strategic goals.

  • Flexible work hours
  • Part-time, permanent position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

Applications close: Monday 31st July
For details, please download the Senior HR Advisor Information Pack.
To apply, please click here.
 

Regional Refugee Protection Project Officer

Act for Peace invites applications from strategic thinkers with strong research skills and other relevant experience for this exciting and timely role, focused upon strategic advocacy and other initiatives to strengthen regional refugee protection in Asia.

The Regional Refugee Protection Project Officer (RRPPO) will support the Regional Refugee Protection Adviser in working directly with overseas partners, Act for Peace colleagues and other relevant international and Australia-based actors to strengthen regional refugee protection in Asia, including through research, strategic advocacy, and the design and delivery of niche initiatives to identify, support, strengthen and model positive practices in refugee protection.

  • Play a key role in the delivery of Act for Peace’s regional refugee protection work
  • Work with an experienced team
  • Contract part-time position (18 hours per week) to 30 June 2018 (with possibility of extension)
  • Location: Sydney CBD (negotiable)

Applications close: Thursday 3rd of August
For details, please download the RRPPO Information Pack.
To apply, please click here.
 

Volunteer with us

 

View other ways you can join the Act for Peace team as an Intern or Volunteer.

Volunteering with us

Communications and Social Media Internship

Act for Peace is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Communications and Social Media intern. You will be responsible for creating and curating content to use across Act for Peace’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. You will also help to prepare analytics reports evaluating the performance of our social channels, and participate as an active member of our communications team. Through these and other responsibilities, you will get first-hand experience skills in digital marketing, copywriting, photo editing, campaigning and fundraising.

  • Opportunity to work with a leading humanitarian aid and development agency
  • Gain experience in communications, marketing and project management
  • Lunch and travel expenses will be reimbursed up to an agreed travel distance
  • Location: Sydney CBD


Applications close: 16th July
For more details and to apply, please click here

More ways to take action

Right now, children are starving to death in South Sudan. Please give an urgent gift today to halt this famine before it kills even more children.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2018). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.