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Advocacy Campaigns Lead

Staff Vacancies

Tearfund is looking for an Advocacy Campaigns Lead

  • An opportunity to build upon and grow the strong advocacy tradition of one of Australia’s most-loved Christian international development agencies
  • Use your campaigning expertise to inspire and mobilise Christians to take action to end poverty and injustice
  • Contribute leadership, strategy and creativity to campaigns as part of a global movement.

About Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.

To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.

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About the role

What this role will bring to you...

This part time role will play a critical part in Tearfund's advocacy and campaigning, which exists to bring about large-scale Christ-centred change on issues that affect people who are living with poverty and marginalisation.

When you are successful in this role, you will create and contribute to the delivery of advocacy campaigns and communications that mobilise Christians and influence decision-makers to act. You’ll collaborate with a talented and dedicated group of communication and community organising professionals across Tearfund’s Australian Program Team and amongst our national and global coalitions, providing advice and training on campaign issues and tactics. You’ll also be supported to continue to grow in your professional skills and expertise through Tearfund’s learning and development program.

What this role will require

  • Campaigning, movement building and content expertise
  • Sophisticated advocacy and political nous, campaigning and communications skills and biblical literacy
  • Strong relationship-building and negotiation skills for collaboration and the ability to lead others and initiatives.

Is this you? To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy campaigning, campaign strategy development and campaign communications
  • Sound understanding of the Australian political system and policy, ideally relating to poverty alleviation and environmental issues
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, think analytically and strategically synthesise complex policy issues
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills for communications across different channels
  • Familiarity with, an active involvement in, and a broad understanding of the evangelical church and community
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field including politics, law, economics, communications, journalism, public relations, development or theology.

Position Description

Download the position description

How to apply:

Send us your CV to [email protected]

In a short cover letter, tell us about:

  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
  • Why the role resonates with you
  • How your experience aligns with the role requirements in the position description.

Application closing date

The closing date for applications is 22 August 2022.

Position Location

A mix of in office at Blackburn, Melbourne or remote, depending on any State based restrictions and business needs.

COVIDSafe office requirements apply.


Please contact Emma Wyndham Chalmers on Ph: 03 9264 7000

NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles.

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