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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

Senior Marketing Manager

  • Bring together strategy, technology and creative to solve complex problems and design inspiring experiences that deliver real impact.
  • Be part of an experienced, award-winning department
  • Permanent full time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD

You’re a multi-disciplinary marketing strategist and creative thinker who enjoys bringing together strategy, technology and creative to solve complex problems and design experiences that inspire, but also deliver real impact.

In this role you’ll play be playing a crucial role in the Marketing and Communications Department - taking the lead in our multi-award winning Ration Challenge, building on the amazing results achieved so far, and inspiring the Australian public to do more, give more and stay longer in the fight against injustice.

The Ration Challenge is one of Australia’s leading peer to peer fundraising events. It challenges people to eat the exact same rations as a refugee for one week, get sponsored, and raise money and awareness for communities affected by conflict and disaster around the world. Since it first started in Australia with 2014 with 100 participants, it has inspired more than 80,000 people around the world to take part and raised over $14 million. We took the challenge to New Zealand in 2018, and this year launched the challenge, in partnership with likeminded organisations, in the UK and US. The Ration Challenge has won 7 Fundraising Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence, including Best Event and Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign.

Understanding the mindsets held by our events participants, you’ll map and optimise their supporter journeys; and develop inspiring, multi-channel content campaigns that increase participation in the Ration Challenge and other Act for Peace events.

You’ll use your extensive skills and creativity to develop marketing collateral, PR, media and digital campaigns, and build strategic external partnerships that will grow the Ration Challenge - inspiring thousands of people to raise millions of dollars each year for vulnerable communities around the world.

You’ll be working alongside a motivated and experienced team – and you’ll be making a big and growing our contribution to achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.

This is a full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate. Eligibility to work in Australia will be essential.

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply for this role click here.
Deadline for applications: 19th August 2019

N.B. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application.




Project Assistant (voluntary) - Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine and Israel

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-paced small team where you will learn and contribute to positive impacts on the ground for communities affected by conflict and displacement?

This opportunity relates to a project called the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). This program was created by and ultimately managed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) with Jerusalem and Geneva based staff. The program works through National Coordination bodies in 25 countries around the world. This programmatic infrastructure exists to support teams of international volunteers, ‘Ecumenical Accompaniers’ (EAs) who undertake three month deployments in the occupied West Bank, and then return to their home countries to undertake awareness raising and advocacy targeting policy change.

In Australia, the National Coordination is managed by Act for Peace, the aid and development arm of the National Council of Churches in Australia. It is Act for Peace’s role to recruit, train and deploy Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) from Australia. Act for Peace’s coordination of this program is supported by a volunteer Committee comprised of former EAs and other people experienced in the context and the program. The Project Assistant would support Act for Peace’s coordination of the Australian component of the program (note: the Project Assistant would not themselves be an EA and would not travel to Palestine as part of this opportunity).

EAPPI Australia implements a model which helps EAs to generate enough funds to fully pay for their own deployment; and support to the EAs upon their return to Australia to undertake more strategic and targeted advocacy as part of EAPPI’s global efforts.

Duration of volunteer role (20 weeks, three days per week):

  • Start date: Tuesday 10 Sept 2019
  • Closed for Christmas break 19 December to 6 January (two weeks)
  • Proposed finish date: Friday 7 February 2020.

Please download the info pack for full details of the role, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria.

To apply: Please email your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter with response to the selection criteria to sedington@actforpeace.org.au, using the subject line: Project Assistant (voluntary) application via Website, by 9am Monday 19 August 2019.

Interviews would likely occur on Wednesday 21 or Thursday 22 August 2019.




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Like all children, Alina has dreams for her future. Sadly, most children in rural Pakistan can’t get the education they need to realise their dreams and escape poverty.

Seven years on and Syrian refugees are still in urgent need of our help. Keep hope alive and help provide the food, medical care and support they need.

Together we raised over $3 million during Ration Challenge 2018 - enough to feed more than 10,000 refugees for a year!