Join the Adara Family

At Adara Development, we look for staff who have a passion to change the world, with top-tier skills and a sense of humour to cope with a high-pressure environment. We have offices located in Australia, the USA, Uganda and Nepal. As part of our Development Philosophy we only hire local staff in Uganda and Nepal.

CURRENT ROLES

GROUP FINANCE MANAGER
  • Are you a brilliant Group Finance Manager with strong attention to detail?
  • Can you lead and inspire a team?
  • Would you like to be part of a global non-profit and leading ‘business for purpose’?s
  • If so, we want to hear from you.
  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager role with the Adara Group. The Adara Group has two quite different parts, but one united purpose – to support people in poverty. The first part is an international development organisation spanning six countries, called Adara Development. The second part is two Australia-based corporate advisory businesses, Adara Advisors and Adara Partners. Adara’s vision is for each and every person to have access to quality health, education and other essential services, no matter where they live.

    ABOUT THE ROLE

  • • Full time, permanent position
  • • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer
  • • Hands-on role managing a small finance team
  • • Based at our Global Support Office in Balmain, Sydney
  • ABOUT YOU

    To excel in this position, you will need:

  • • 5+ years of post-qualification experience
  • • Relevant finance or accounting degree
  • • CA/CPA qualification
  • • Experience in financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow modelling, audit, tax and compliance obligations accounting
  • • Experience managing a small team with the ability to delegate and mentor finance staff.
  • • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people
  • • Sound knowledge of mid-size ERP software, preferably Microsoft Great Plains or QuickBooks
  • • Intermediate or advanced Excel skills
  • • Ability to analyse and communicate financial information
  • • Ability to liaise at an executive level and to work under pressure
  • • Ability to manage competing and shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • • Ability to take initiative, research and resolve issues
  • • Ability to work cross-culturally
  • Other amazing skills it would be helpful for you to have:

  • • Experience working across the Australian NFP sector, the Australian corporate sector and international development.
  • WHAT WE OFFER

  • • Full salary packaging benefits
  • • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • • Pet friendly work environment
  • • Diverse and inclusive workplace
  • • Vibrant and connected global team
  • If you have the skills, the energy and the passion, we would love to hear from you.

    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 Policy.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please read the detailed Job Description found here and email a Cover Letter and CV which address the Job Description to careers@adaragroup.org. Please ensure you put ‘Finance Manager application’ in the subject line.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ADARA DEVELOPMENT

    Rare opportunity to work in a unique organisation and to lead an international development organisation (INGO).

  • Are you a brilliant CEO passionate about making a difference for women and children?
  • Are you looking for a challenging, wide ranging and rewarding role?
  • Would you like to take a leadership role in an INGO and leading ‘business for purpose’ to change the way people think about the role of business and the power of business/non-profit partnerships?
  • If so, we want to hear from you.
  • The Adara Group is seeking an experienced, dedicated and energetic leader. We need someone with exceptional skills to be responsible for managing and overseeing all Adara Development operations worldwide – leading our international development work and implementing projects in maternal, newborn and child health, and remote community development. We want someone who can build on the work done over the last 20+ years and take the work of Adara Development to the next level.

    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.

    Adara reaches more than 50,000 people living in poverty each year and countless more through knowledge sharing.

    The Adara Group has operations in six countries – Australia, Nepal, Uganda, USA, Bermuda and the UK. We have a worldwide team of more than 60 direct staff and 100 partner staff. We are responsible for implementing substantial development programmes that we manage on the ground through our local teams in Nepal and Uganda.

    ABOUT THE ROLE

  • • Full time, permanent position
  • • Reporting to the Chair and the Board of Adara Developmentr
  • • Five direct reports
  • • Based at our Global Support Office in Balmain, Sydney
  • • International travel for two to three months per year
  • ABOUT YOU

    To excel in this position, you will need:

  • • Exceptional leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to lead a global team
  • • At least 5 years’ experience in managing non-profit operations with a commitment to service excellence and an exceptional ability to work cross-culturally
  • • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. international development, anthropology, social sciences)
  • • Experience working in international development and programme management and a deep understanding of development principals (work in Africa or north Asia would be an advantage)
  • • A commitment to the concept of business/not-for-profit partnerships and the ability to work with corporate partners and the Adara businesses.
  • • A passion for social justice and for making a difference in the world
  • • Flexibility, creativity, openness, kindness, integrity, fairness and an in-depth hands-on approach
  • The Adara Group is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo an International Criminal Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications close on 5th May 2019. If you are interested, please read the Job Description (JD) found here and email a Cover Letter and CV which address the Job Description to IvorL@sixdegreesexecutive.com.au. Please ensure you include ‘Adara CEO application’ in the subject line.

PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

  • Incredible opportunity to lead and expand the fundraising and communications strategy of a unique international non-profit.
  • Are you a senior partnerships and communications expert passionate about alleviating poverty?
  • Would you like the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of business/non-profit partnership?
  • Are you after a role that is both hands on and strategic?
  • If so, we want to hear from you.
  • The Adara Group is seeking an experienced and passionate partnerships and communication expert. We need someone with exceptional skills to be responsible for managing the fundraising and internal and external communications of the Adara Group. We want someone who can bring in more revenue for our expanding international development projects and raise our profile.

    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.

    Adara reaches more than 50,000 people living in poverty each year and countless more through knowledge sharing.

    The Adara Group has operations in six countries – Australia, Nepal, Uganda, USA, Bermuda and the UK. We are responsible for implementing substantial development programmes that we manage on the ground through our local teams in Nepal and Uganda.

    ABOUT THE ROLE

  • • Full time, permanent position
  • • Reporting to the CEO of Adara Development and the Chair of the Adara Group
  • • Three direct reports
  • • Based at our Global Support Office in Balmain, Sydney
  • • International travel several times per year
  • THE IMPACT YOU WILL CREATE

    Your work is integral to our mission of bridging the world of business and the world of people living in extreme poverty. Working with a small, dedicated team, you will be responsible for fundraising, relationship management, communications and raising our profile.

    The role is both hands on and strategic, requiring you to lead the fundraising strategy, as well as oversee the internal and external communications and public relations functions of the organisation globally.

    Our maternal, newborn and child health and remote community development programmes are expanding, and your work will enable us to touch the lives of more people living in poverty.

    Please see the Job Description for more detail found here.

    ABOUT YOU

    To excel in this position, you will need:

  • • More than eight years of successfully managing major donor partnerships and cultivating positive relationships
  • • At least five years in a senior role managing a team
  • • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. international development, international relations, marketing or communications)
  • • A proven track record in a variety of fundraising and communications operations, including with corporates, foundations, grants, tenders and individual giving
  • • An extensive network of contacts at corporates, businesses, organisations and media outlets across Australia
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in writing reports to clients and grant tenders
  • • Sound knowledge and understanding of marketing and communications
  • • Experience in preparing and managing budgets, and the management of financial and administrative systems
  • • Both a strategic and hands on approach
  • • A commitment to social justice and international development
  • WHAT WE OFFER

  • • Full salary packaging benefits
  • • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • • Pet friendly work environment
  • • Diverse and inclusive workplace
  • • Vibrant and connected global team
  • If you have the skills, the energy and the passion, we would love to hear from you.

    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 Policy.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications close on Monday 6 May 2019. If you are interested, please read the Job Description (JD) and email a Cover Letter and CV which address the JD to careers@adaragroup.org. Please ensure you include ‘Partnerships and Communications Director application’ in the subject line.