World Vision Header

Senior Business Development Advisor - Australia Program

Apply now Job no: 497443
Work type: Permanent
Location: Australia Wide
Categories: Grants Acquisition & Management, Relationship Management

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

Senior Business Development Advisor is responsible for leading all aspects of the Australia Program’s growth and Business Development strategies through.

  • Building greater awareness of Australia Program’s community development approach and technical expertise among institutional and non-institutional stakeholders
  • Undertaking analysis of sectorial trends in policy advocacy and program delivery to determine opportunities in the market
  • Increasing the ratio of government to private funding awarded to the Australia Program
  • Developing productive relationships and being the key point of contact for AP with internal World Vision stakeholders in marketing, private funding and public affairs teams


A day in the life of WVA’s Senior Business Development Advisor includes:

A typical day will see the holder of this position:

  • Performing analysis to determine market opportunities for the Australia Program,
  • Engaging with Government and non-Government stakeholders (particularly Indigenous Organisations),
  • Developing long term relationships with them to understand the alignment between their priorities and those shared by World Vision.

The position holder is expected to pursue/recommend courses of action that result in WVA being well positioned to partner with the various Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies on the delivery of initiatives in line with WVA’s strategic direction and growth strategy.

An important part of the relationship building with stakeholders will be working closely with World Vision’s Government relationship manager, based in Canberra, the Director of the Australia program and program managers responsible for each of the regions.

The position holder will be expected to be able to speak and write with confidence about our field programming and impart stories of impact collected from our field programs.

A typical day will often mean providing leadership to and working closely with our Grants and Tender Advisor to lead the development of large grant and tender proposals  through a process consistent with the Australia Programs grant acquisition value chain. This will involve the development of tailored pre-positioning strategies, leading and supporting consortium building and partner management including government, local partners and the private sector as well as coordinating and managing multi stakeholder input into program design consistent with our strategy and government priorities. 

A typical day will also include liaising with the field teams and being a key point of contact for AP with internal World Vision stakeholders in marketing, private funding and public affairs teams to support the collection and management of images, stories, videos etc. to ensure there is a steady high-quality pipeline of content for our internal marketing and fundraising teams. Occasionally this would also include visits to the field to engage in this work in collaboration with these teams on the ground.

Who are you?

  • Significant experience in building productive relationships with Government and non-government agencies (particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations)
  • Experience in leading teams to undertake the preparation of successful grant/tender submissions within a not-for-profit, social sector context or equivalent
  • Program/Business Development including the coordination of collateral for marketing/promotion purposes within a not-for-profit, social sector context or equivalent
  • Some knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, histories and political contexts
  • An understanding of community development as it relates to children, youth and their families
  • Tertiary level qualification in research, communications, public relations, business/program development or a related discipline


 What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity. This role requires regular travel (20-40%).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.


What does success look like?

First and foremost, you will be a leader in every aspect of your life and line of work, irrespective of your level of expertise. You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships, which lets you effectively engage with stakeholders and to perform at your peak.

Having a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Your energy is infectious, showcasing the passion you can bring to our organisation.


Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations so that they can lead their own development and achieve their goals and aspirations
  • We help build brighter futures for vulnerable children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme


Why World Vision?

World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

We are committed to bring our learning and experience in International Development to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations, Communities and Families achieve their goals and aspirations.

We are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

Share this: | More