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Program Manager - International Development Practice


Location: Canberra

Job Type: Full time


Job Requisition ID: 32081

Excited to join one of world’s largest professional services firms to support the delivery of development programs across the Asia- Pacific region? Looking to grow your career in International Development?

What will your typical day look like?

This role is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal part in shaping Deloitte’s International Development portfolio. Working closely with colleagues within our International Development Practice, our in-country program teams, and broader Deloitte service areas, you will be central to the delivery and expansion of our regional portfolio. You will bring a strong appetite for challenge and a desire to travel throughout Asia and the Pacific. Experience working on Australian-funded development programs in the region would certainly get our attention.

The location of the position is flexible within Australia, likely Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra or Perth.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of development programs, ensuring excellence in delivery with a primary focus on operational, financial and contract management, risk management and mitigation, security and safety and safeguarding.
  • Together with in-country teams, leading the mobilisation of new programs in complex environments.
  • Coordinating the recruitment, mobilisation and management of program personnel, applying program procurement processes.
  • Supporting the production of high-quality program reports, strategy documents and presentations.
  • Reviewing and monitoring financial reports and program cash flows, developing and managing program budgets and facilitating the approval of program related expenditure.
  • Building and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with Deloitte colleagues, key clients, partners and consultants.
  • Contributing to business development pursuits for the International Development Practice.
  • Supporting the Practice’s technical excellence and thought leadership in support of growth across Asia and the Pacific.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you.

You are someone with:

  • Proven skills in program management, financial and operational administration. Experience in the program management of large, multi-year Australian aid initiatives is highly desirable.
  • A relevant degree in management, international development or other related discipline.
  • A client-focused orientation with excellent communication, negotiation and organisational skills and the confidence to take difficult decisions.
  • The ability to prioritise, problem solve and drive programs forward.
  • Exemplary stakeholder management skills to influence outcomes and drive collaboration.
  • A commercial mindset and understanding of client expectations and priorities.
  • A collaborative and creative approach to internal engagement and teaming.
  • Outstanding English written and oral communication skills, including in report writing and presenting information and a strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with DFAT policies and procedures and experience in implementing these in various context would be advantageous.
  • Flexibility to travel to various locations throughout the Pacific and Asia.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.

We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTQI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive.

We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts in inspiring change and accelerating progress – check out our careers site for recent recognition in this space.

Next Steps

Sound like the sort of role for you? Apply now. We’d love to hear from you!

While we will keep this role open until we find the right fit, we do encourage timely applications.

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