Why work for INA?

Your skills, talents and passions will be highly valued and used to bring real change to the communities we serve. When your career connects to your values, you’re in your perfect role, and this is when energy, drive and great job satisfaction come naturally – improving the lives of women, children and their communities.

People join us because they are looking to do something bigger than themselves. They stay here because they can see and feel the impact that they’re having while developing new skills.

We’re looking for passionate people to join us! We have opportunities in various roles – click on the items below to read about them.

About Us

Poverty and injustice stop women and children from living their fullest lives. With donor help and partnerships, women and children in the poorest countries will achieve their full potential.

We are innovative, growing and committed to making a difference. INA is a DFAT fully-accredited international development organisation working with the poorest and most marginalised communities, especially women and children, to eliminate poverty and its causes, regardless of affiliation. Our local partners in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific and donors make this difference. We encourage young Australians to care for the poor in the world.

We are almost 50 years old and are 1 of about 55 fully Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-accredited Australian NGOs working in international development. This accreditation means that we meet the highest program standards.

We support impact through innovative partnerships and conduct national education programs with Australian students.

INA is different in our approach because we:

  • Focus on women and children in three key areas: Education, Health and Livelihoods,
  • Work in Southeast Asia, South Asia & Eastern Africa (currently Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Philippines),
  • Commit to in-country projects and partners and work through local staff and volunteers. We believe this is respectful and supports the development of more substantial and sustainable partner organisations and community outcomes,
  • Believe in poverty alleviation through cross-cutting approaches to community development. This approach lets us partner with donors and other agencies committed to holistic poverty alleviation, focusing on community-prioritised needs.
  • Our work is grounded in Christian values as we strive for a just world where all people are treated equally to reach their God-given potential,
  • Conduct national education programs with Australian students that align with the Australian Curriculum to help youth clarify their personal purposes and increase empathy and understanding of global poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals,
  • Bring our funding contributors and in-country partners closer together to easily co-design projects with all stakeholders to support innovation and alignment of programs, and,
  • Is efficient and effective and currently allocates over 83% of funds to overseas projects or community education programs.

    Background checks

    INA is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from Australian Residents with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.

    INA is committed to all children’s safety and best interest accessing International Needs-supported services and programs and workplace.

    Relevant background checks including Working With Children, police and reference checks will be completed before the preferred candidate’s employment is confirmed.

    Current Employment Opportunities

    Indicative closing dates are listed below, but applications may close early.
    Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    Digital Strategy and Marketing Officer

    • Work for a leading fully-accredited international development NGO
    • Join a transformation and inspire donors to support global initiatives

    About The Role

    • Develop, implement and evaluate multi‐channel digital marketing, promotional and fundraising activities to drive growth and support
    • Managing integration of  digital assets, including social media, blog, website, and email marketi

    About You

      ● At least 2-3 years of professional experience that includes managing a digital platform, content creation, developing ads, social media, email marketing, and managing analytics

      ● Development and updates to the INA website including the creation of new landing pages

      ● Development of social media strategy and plan to support all fundraising (acquisition and retention), promotional, educational, etc. campaigns via website and social media channels

      ● Collaborate on and create original content and ads to post to the website and all social media channels – including copy and some design

      ● Reporting and analysis on relevant search engine, website and social media metrics

      ● Strong results orientation and entrepreneurial approach and high level of perseverance

      ● Commitment to INA’s vision, mission, and values

      INA recognises and rewards our staff and can offer a number of attractive benefits; NGO salary packaging, flexible working conditions, professional development opportunities and free parking. Job share / hybrid working arrangements are negotiable with suitable candidates.


      A full Position Description can be obtained by contacting 


      INA is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from Australian Residents with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.

      INA is committed to the safety and best interest of all children accessing International Needs supported services and programs and workplace.

      Relevant background checks including working with children’s, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

      Contact detail

      If you meet the above criteria, please email a resume and a letter of application addressing the role’s key tasks and priorities to:

      Inquiries: Madelyn Rascoe, Marketing and Communications Lead – 0427728322 /

      Applications close

      Friday, 9 December 2022 (or on the selection of a suitable candidate before)



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      • 92% of employers said relevant volunteer experience gives candidates an advantage in job interviews. Volunteering is the single best way to land an ethical job. And the majority of not-for-profit recruiters view volunteer experience as important.
      • 95% of employers agreed that volunteering can be a credible way of gaining real-work experience to add to your resume.
      • 85% of hirers believe that volunteering is just as credible as paid work when it is relevant to your desired role or industry.
      • Volunteering shows valuable personality traits. Experience volunteering demonstrates to employers who you are and what your core values are.


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      If you wish to contact us about anything relating to the opportunities listed, please get in touch with us:

      • Call us on 1300 731 550 (International: +61-3-9877 7177)
      • Email us at
      • Write to International Needs Australia, PO Box 121, MITCHAM VIC 3132 AUSTRALIA