• Hybrid role with 2 days a week in our Richmond office.
  • 5 additional days of leave.
  • Salary packaging benefits.

About us

At CBM Australia, our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and disability. Through our programs, technical advice, and advocacy, we help millions of people transform their lives each year. As Australia’s only international development organisation focused on disability inclusion our work improves the quality of life of people with disabilities living in the poorest countries.

Partnering with local organisations we build and promote an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

About the role

We have a rewarding opportunity for an experienced and driven Project Coordinator to join CBM Australia.

Reporting to the Head of PI Operations, you will be responsible for supporting, tracking, and coordinating key projects within the Program Impact (PI) team.

The successful applicant will:

  • Serve as the project coordinator for a diverse portfolio of projects led by technical specialists.
  • Track project progress and identify any potential delays or issues, collaborating with stakeholders to ensure alignment with project objectives.
  • Provide support to Project Managers for major contracts and other key stakeholders in both CBMA and CBMG.
  • Ensure compliance, reporting, and other contractual obligations are met for all projects.
  • Provide logistical support to the project team, facilitating smooth project execution.
  • Conduct regular audits and updates of project management systems, including Jira and Tempo, to ensure correct usage and accuracy.
  • Maintain accurate project documentation, including plans, reports, and records.
  • Maintain the work pipeline with up-to-date information on project statuses and resource allocations.

Please refer to the full Position Description for more details.

About you

We are currently seeking someone who is adaptable, driven, able to bring new ideas to support the achievement of our objectives and is keen to work with an amazing team to do essential work EVERY day!

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or related field. A Master’s degree would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a project coordination or project management role, preferably in a technical or development context.
  • Experience working with international development projects or government contracts is highly desirable.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering presentations, reports, and other project-related documentation.
  • Experience in risk management and mitigation strategies is an asset.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies and tools, with experience in creating and maintaining project plans, schedules, and budgets. Knowledge of project management software such as Jira and Tempo would be highly regarded.
  • Project Management certification is preferred. Additional certifications in Agile methodologies or specific project management tools/software are a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of CBM Australia and alignment/comfort with being part of a faith-based organisation.
  • Applicants with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

What we offer:

  • The chance to make an impact that matters in a team of like-minded professionals.
  • Opportunity to work on projects and initiatives that might not be possible as an independent consultant, with the opportunity to contribute to and learn from talented colleagues and partners across the globe in blended teams.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Hybrid role with two office days (for applicants based in Melbourne)
  • 5 additional days of leave (pro rata)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 + up to $2,650 meals and entertainment card.
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months of service.
  • A work environment and values-driven culture that, employees state in their feedback, is one of the most inclusive, caring, and enjoyable that they have ever worked in.


If you meet the above criteria, please apply via Ethical Jobs.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received.

CBM Australia is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability. Please contact peopleandculture@cbm.org.au using the subject line: Project Coordinator enquiry for confidential support to ensure an equitable, barrier-free application process. We ensure that any information provided to the contact is private and confidential, will only be used to provide accommodations and will in no way determine the outcome of an application.

CBM Australia is committed to the safety and best interest of all children accessing CBM supported services and programs and workplace. Preferred candidates are advised that they will be required to sign the CBM Child Safeguarding Standard, and we reserve the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures prior to employment being confirmed.