Program Managers

International Women's Development Agency

Location Melbourne (hybrid work from home and office model - as per COVID restrictions)
Salary SCHADS 6 plus superannuation and salary packaging
Team Systemic Change & Partnerships
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 5th Feb 2023 AEDT

Job Description

  • 2 x Program Manager role. Full-time permanent

  • Based in Melbourne (combination WFH and office as per COVID restrictions)

  • support partnerships with Women's right organisation in PNG or Solomon Island and to work in the International development sector.


IWDA is an Australian-based organisation, resourcing diverse women’s rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements to advance our vision of gender equality for all.

VISION: Gender equality for all

PURPOSE: To defend and advance the rights of diverse women and girls

VALUES: Feminist, Accountable, Collaborative, Transformative

OUR GOALS 2020-2023:

1.      Resource and contribute to a resilient and vibrant feminist movement

2.      Promote systemic change towards gender equality for all

3.      Build a resilient and relevant feminist organisation

IWDA works in partnership with gender equality focused organisations in Asia and the Pacific; with international women’s movement coalitions; and with government and academic institutions in Australia to address the practical and structural barriers to gender equality. IWDA’s partnership work seeks to achieve transformational systemic change in order to realise our vision of gender equality for all.

As part of this contribution, we take actions to decolonise our approach to feminism and development. We want to become the best we can be in the world at north-south partnerships.  This means we seek to understand and leverage our locational power so that we know when to:

STEP UP: and use our power to leverage resources and access for women’s rights organisations, and make our own contribution to feminist movements

STAND WITH: feminist movements in solidarity and amplify the work of global south actors

STEP BACK: when others are better placed to take the lead.


The Program Manager manages the funding grants and associated contracts for these partners to implement the work that they do in their communities. In doing so, the Program Manager works within mutually respectful relationship with the partners to provide support in identified areas of strengthening and as required.

This position sits within the Partnerships team in the Systemic Change & Partnerships Team and reports to the Senior Program Manager. The Program Manager will contribute to IWDA’s positive and committed organisational culture and work collaboratively with teams across the organisation.

Find the full position description for complete position context and focus here -

Program Manager, Solomon Island

Program Manager, PNG


This is a permanent, full-time role . Classified at SCHADS 6 plus superannuation and salary packaging.

Some of the benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements such as compressed hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Employee Assistance program

  • Professional development and study leave benefits

  • Additional end of year leave for all and additional paid personal/carer's and parental leave


If you are looking for an opportunity to make a key contribution to a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all, click apply and submit your application.

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from women (including trans women) and non-binary people only.

IWDA welcomes people with different skills and life experiences, and encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and First Nations women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in, or strong community ties to, one of the countries in which IWDA supports partners.

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 5th Feb 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 5th Feb 2023