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

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.

SENIOR MANAGER, PARTNERSHIPS AND MAJOR GIFTS

  • Are you a partnerships expert passionate about alleviating poverty?
  • Do you have a great track record stewarding major gifts and grants?
  • Would you like the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of business/non-profit partnerships?
  • If so, we want to hear from you.
  • The Adara Group’s programmes are growing! We are seeking a Partnerships and Major Gifts Senior Manager with exceptional skills to be responsible for bringing in new revenue for our expanding international development projects.

    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
  • • 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 major gifts, 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 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 five years of successfully managing major donor partnerships, major gifts, grants 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 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 donor reports 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 30 June 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 ‘Senior Manager, Partnerships and Major Gifts application’ in the subject line.