Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Coordinator, PLF
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers to Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers, supports the administration of the PLS and provides targeted support to SWP. The PLF is managed by Palladium and provides the backbone of Australia's future support for circular labour mobility in the Pacific under the direction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The PLF has been established as a trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers.
The Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Coordinator will coordinate and support the ongoing development and implementation of the program's approach to gender and social inclusion. The Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Coordinator will work with the Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser (STA) and the Disability Specialist (STA) to implement targeted activities that ensure women and individuals from marginalised groups, including people with disabilities have opportunities to participate in employment schemes. The Manager will work with relevant program staff to support the mainstreaming of gender, disability, and social inclusion in program activities, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.


Under the direction of the Quality, Learning and Performance Lead, the GEDSI Coordinator will:
  • Coordinate and support the development and implementation of a range of targeted gender equality, disability and social inclusion activities outlined in the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Strategy and Annual Work Plan/s.
  • Work with the Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser (STA) and Disability Specialist (STA) to ensure a gender, disability, and social inclusion focus is mainstreamed in program processes and activities.
  • Work with relevant program staff, including Monitoring and Evaluation staff, to ensure Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion activities are incorporated in periodic reporting requirements indicating progress towards key program milestones.
  • Provide advice to PLF teams, DFAT and other relevant stakeholders on approaches for improving gender equality, disability and social inclusion across all streams in the Scheme.
  • Work with relevant Pacific-based partners (women's groups, church groups, non-government organisations, academia) and a broader GEDSI community to coordinate and implement PLF's efforts in the region.
  • Develop and implement a GEDSI awareness program that promotes improved understanding within PLF of how staff can improve gender equality, disability and social inclusion in the program;
  • Develop a panel of GEDSI experts that can provide short-term and/or intermittent inputs into the program when required.
  • Travel locally and internationally as required.
  • Assist with the production and timely submission of all QLP team deliverables, including ongoing reporting and budget management.
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by the Quality, Learning and Performance Lead.


The GEDSI Coordinator will possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as Social Sciences, International Development, Community Development or Anthropology
  • Minimum five years professional experience working in programs related to international development contexts, preferably in the Pacific
  • Demonstrated experience in either gender equality, disability inclusion or social inclusion, and knowledge of/interest in the other areas.
  • Proven success in coordinating program activities in multiple country contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple cross-cultural contexts
  • Strong liaison and coordination skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Strong skills in written communication and report writing
This is a Brisbane based position and candidates must have the right to work in Australia.

Brisbane, Australia
Closing date:
15 November 2019