Global Health Manager

  • Are you a brilliant Global Health professional who is passionate about making a difference for women and children?
  • Do you have experience in research grant management, and are you looking for a rewarding and wide-ranging role?
  • Would you like to be part of a global non-profit and leading ‘business for purpose’?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Adara Development is seeking a Global Health Manager to support the Global Health Director in implementing our global health vision, strategy, and direction. Based in our Sydney Global Support Office, the Global Health Manager will provide general project management support and will be responsible for managing Adara Development’s global health research grants.

About the Adara Group

The Adara Group believes each and every person should have access to quality health, education and other essential services, no matter where they live.

The first part of the Adara Group is an international development organisation called Adara Development that has expertise in maternal, newborn and child health, and remote community development. Adara Development has been working in Nepal and Uganda for more than 20 years.

The second part of the Adara Group consists of two businesses, Adara Partners and Adara Advisors, which are ‘for purpose’ rather than for profit. Their sole objective is to fund Adara Development’s administration and emergency project costs. This allows 100% of donations received by Adara Development to go directly to project-related costs.

The Adara Group is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies.

About the role
  • Full-time permanent position in a flexible working environment
  • Reporting to the Global Health Director (Seattle-based)
  • Salary packaging available

The role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Providing support to the Global Health Director on the development, implementation, and management of programmes and projects. This may include international travel to support project development, as needed.
  • Overseeing administration and management of all global health research grants, including but not limited to developing and submitting research grant applications, managing research grant reporting and acquittals, liaising with the programmes, finance, legal and partnerships teams, managing grant partnerships, and working with the monitoring and evaluation team on all ethics approvals.
  • Alongside the Global Health Director, identifying partnership opportunities and representing Adara in interactions with current and potential global health partners.
  • Communicating Adara’s work, vision, mission, history, development philosophies and culture to all external partners.
  • Working alongside internal and external teams to write peer-reviewed publications, as well as identifying opportunities to share Adara’s knowledge, including at conferences or speaking opportunities.
  • Developing and maintaining an annual schedule of global health grant opportunities relevant to Adara’s vision.

While not required, these will be well regarded:

  • Experience with academic writing and publishing
  • Experience working or travelling in the developing world
  • Experience with maternal, newborn and child health, and education programs
About you

To excel in this position, you will need:

  • An undergraduate degree in non-profit management, international development, public health, or a related field 
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the non-profit or academic sector
  • Experience in research grant writing
  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to communicate with ease cross-culturally
  • Experience in developing and enhancing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including internal staff, partners, clients, and donors 
  • High-level research skills, with the ability to work alongside academic collaborators and to deliver thorough and accurate reports and publications
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A confident, proactive, flexible, and adaptable approach
  • A commitment to children’s welfare
  • A commitment to social justice and international development.

As long as it is COVID-19 safe, the candidate will be expected to work from our physical office for a minimum of 2 to 3 days a week. To support the safety of our teams and their families, and if you are not already vaccinated, candidates will be expected to agree to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, all candidates will be expected to agree to any booster COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the recommendations and advice of local health authorities and/or the manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccination.


We’re looking forward to receiving your application!

The Adara Group is partnering with Catalina Consultants on this recruitment. Please submit a cover letter within your CV and email it to

Please ensure you put ‘Adara Development Global Health Manager’ in the subject line.

Please direct all questions to or call Jade on 02 9251 5638.

Please read the detailed Job Description with Adara’s Cultures and Values found here.

Applications close on 3 December 2021. Please note we will interview suitable candidates as applications are received.