Innovation Coordinator

Exciting International Development opportunity supporting the Innovation team on the Australian Volunteers Program.

  • Full-time, maximum term role until 31 December 2021
  • Salary packaging options available (conditions apply)

Location: Melbourne with Work from Home arrangements
Applications Close: 12pm Tuesday 2 February 2021
Contact Email:

AVI supports the implementation of the Australian Volunteers Program on behalf of the Australian Government. The Australian Volunteers Program works with partner organisations across 26 countries in the Indo-Pacific region, to support them to achieve their own development goals. The program is actively exploring new ways of working, particularly in response to COVID-19, through our Innovation Fund, which identifies, develops and pilots new ideas and solutions to increase the impact of the program.

If successful, you will work with our country teams to coordinate the design and delivery of new volunteering model prototypes, transforming them from early design ideas to live activities, by building and documenting new processes; working closely with teams across the program to coordinate delivery; and, supporting volunteers, partners and program staff in their participation in the prototypes.

This role will suit you if you like building new things and a fast-paced role, and so needs someone who can be creative, flexible and comfortable working in an ambiguous or uncertain space.

The position works as part of the Partnerships and Innovation team and reports to the Innovation Fund Manager. This role is Full-Time, however 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) will also be considered.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Relevant post-secondary or tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Experience working on projects or activities that involve international deployment and the associated planning, organisation, logistics and administration
  • Strong project documentation and administration experience
  • Understanding of and experience operating in an International Development context
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong professional and collaborative relationships in a cross-cultural context
  • Experience in volunteer administration or management (desirable)
  • Understanding of or in experience in innovation, design research or evaluation (desirable)

For a full outline of the position and applicant requirements please see the Position Description here.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter and a current resume to Stella Vovos at
Applications close at 12pm Tuesday 2 February 2021
For any queries on this position please contact


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