Contract Management Coordinator

11 Oct 2021

  • A sensational opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading international not-for-profits
  • Fixed term 12 month, full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Preferably Melbourne based, but will consider other locations

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty. 

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right support, people can change their lives for the better.  

We are part of an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability.  

As an organisation undertaking work both locally and internationally and in humanitarian response, we take our duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our people to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.  

The Role

Positioned within the Program Management and Accountability Unit, Contract Management Coordinators promote Program Quality and Effectiveness through ensuring that Oxfam Australia’s international development and humanitarian projects are delivered in accordance with donor compliance requirements and OAU program quality standards. Through working closely with in-country teams, this position is responsible for building capacity to implement program management procedures and program policies and monitoring the implementation of these to ensure OAU quality and compliance expectations are met. Contract Management Coordinators also contribute to agency learning through applying knowledge to achieve continuous improvement in program processes.

This position works closely with the Portfolio Managers to ensure OAU’s program risks are effectively managed, and with in-country field office staff of OAU and/or other Oxfam affiliates. It also works with other internal stakeholders based in Australia including fundraising and public engagement teams.

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Experience of managing complex contracts including compliance monitoring, preparation of budgets and financial acquittals, preferably for development programs;
  • Experience analysing, consolidating and refining program narrative reports and working with in-country colleagues to improve the quality of these reports;
  • Experience of building capacity of staff at the country level (areas of particular relevance are program cycle systems and processes, safeguarding, gender and disability inclusion), including delivery of onsite and remote training programs; and
  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation processes for development programs.

We can offer you

  • A base salary of $85,903 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to tackle poverty and make a positive impact around the world.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and ample opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Superannuation matching

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia and successful applicants will be subject to the satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion check.

We promote diversity and practice equality. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Shannon Tanner via

• Click on the Apply Online button at the base of the advertisement
• Complete the on-line application form, then, as three separate documents, upload a cover letter, CV and a response addressing the selection criteria outlined in the ad
• Applications close on Sunday 24 October 2021 at 11:00pm

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