Programs and Policy Director

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Programs and Policy Department


The Policy and Program Director leads and supports the Department to deliver relevant goals of Act for Peace’s strategic plan. Working with a mobilised and skilled team, he/she influences Act for Peace’s strategic thinking on program development, implementation, monitoring and innovation, is responsible for overall management of the Department, and works closely with the Marketing and Communications Department and external stakeholders to enhance program outcomes and impact. The Policy and Program Director reports to the Executive Director, and is a member of the Act for Peace Leadership Team, contributing to whole of Agency development.

Key areas of responsibility


Key stakeholders

Success measures

  1. The Policy and Programs Department excels in achieving the program, policy, partnership, resourcing and institutional grant requirements to meet our Agency goal.
  2. Policy and Programs Department staff are motivated, well-resourced, and work in a cohesive manner enjoying a strong sense of trust in an environment where mutual respect, transparency and staff relationships flourish.
  3. The Policy and Programs Department engage with other members of Act for Peace in a manner which recognizes their expertise, and that together we contribute to the whole of our success.
  4. The Policy and Programs Department takes leadership in developing, and adheres to relevant policies and procedures supported by effective mechanisms.
  5. Active and respectful engagement with the AfP Leadership Team.
  6. Policy and Program’s Department team members are recognized by external stakeholders as professional and as leaders in their area of work.
  7. The Policy and Programs Director maintains effective performance under pressure; ability to handle stress in a manner consistent with the organisation’s values; managing own personal growth and professional development continuously, adapting to change.


Selection criteria

Qualifications and experience required

Additional requirements


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