Assistant Manager - Strategic Engagement and Partnerships


The Assistant Manager - Strategic Engagement and Partnerships will support Cardno ID to grow our diverse program portfolio.

Cardno International Development seeks a dynamic individual to join our Strategic Engagement and Partnerships team in Melbourne.  Reporting to the Asia Pacific Strategic Engagement and Partnerships (SEP) Manager, the role will support Cardno ID to grow our diverse program portfolio.
This role, Assistant Manager, will be responsible for opportunity tracking, support of proposal planning and development including contribution to proposal writing for a portfolio of opportunities.  This is a corporate role and requires interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  More details are outlined in the Position Description, see link further below.
To be successful in this role, you will present with the following key attributes:
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field (preferred);
  • Minimum 1-3 years of work  experience;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Enthusiasm and a can-do approach to work;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively within a multi-cultural team, across different time zones;
  • Attention to detail and experience drafting individual contracts and agreements; 
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with a mature and professional approach to work;
  • High-level ability to prioritise, plan and organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities;
  • The ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high degree of confidentiality; 
  • Good sense of humour and team player.
This is a great opportunity to jump start your career within an energetic and supportive team, with the potential of international travel, excellent career opportunities and a competitive salary. Further details regarding the role may be found here:

How to Apply?
Apply by submitting your resume (2 pages) and covering letter (2 pages) explaining why you are the best fit for this role, by 11:59pm, 16th May 2021.  

We welcome all applications and your interest in joining the Cardno ID team.  We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

Thank you for your interest, kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and applications will be considered on a rolling basis and hence early application is recommended.  

About Cardno
Cardno ID (International Development) manages a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Partnering with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

Why join Cardno?

Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.   By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life.  

Additional Information

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.  

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.