Non-executive directors (voluntary)

· Remote, New South Wales
Employment Type Board Member


We are a dynamic, inclusive, skills-based Board where we contribute our skills and experience to drive positive social impact and sustainability for ChildFund Australia. We are looking for three non-executive Directors who will enhance our current skills mix and diversity.


ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities. We work in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting change by supporting long-term community development, responding to humanitarian emergencies and promoting children’s rights. As set out in our vision, we want every child to be able to say: “I am safe. I am educated. I contribute . I have a future.”

ChildFund Australia directly manages and implements programs with a range of local partners in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and other Pacific nations, and manages projects delivered by partner organisations throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our work is funded through child and community sponsorship, government grants as well as donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporate organisations.

ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists almost 16 million children and their families in over 60 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity, a member of the Australian Council for International Development, and fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.

Further information about ChildFund, including our work and the policies that underpin this work, can be found on our website and via the ACNC.


ChildFund Australia requires Board Directors (Non-Executive Directors) who:

  • are committed to helping achieve ChildFund Australia’s mission of working in partnership to create community and systems change which enables children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights.
  • have knowledge, skills, personal qualities, and commitment that will add value to the ChildFund Australia Board.
  • are available to devote sufficient time to the role: this includes, but is not limited to, attending meetings of the Board, actively participating in Board discussions, joining one of the Board sub-committees and actively participating in its work, and other contributions to the work of the Board that may arise from time to time.
  • have skills and experience in one or more of the following:
    • finance
    • technology and digital marketing in the philanthropic/fundraising arena
    • social entrepreneurialism and innovation.


  • Board meetings six times per year, in Sydney (we can accommodate remote attendance)
  • Full-day face-to-face retreat each year for strategic planning.
  • Quarterly Board subcommittees


  • Non-Executive Directors are engaged in a voluntary capacity
  • Travel and other agreed expenses, relevant to Board duties, are covered by ChildFund Australia


ChildFund Australia is seeking to increase the diversity of lived experiences and perspectives on our Board. We encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply, such as:

  • applicants of all ages, so we hear the voices of young professionals as well as those with longer life and professional experience
  • applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, so we widen our perspectives
  • applicants with lived experiences in Timor Leste, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Pacific island countries, so we ensure our decisions are informed by context

Please submit a CV and a brief cover letter (two pages) addressing:

  • What is your motivation to join the ChildFund Australia Board?
  • Which of the following relevant professional skills and experience would you bring to ChildFund Australia’s Board of Directors? (please describe)
    • finance
    • technology and digital marketing in the philanthropic/fundraising arena
    • social entrepreneurialism and innovation.
  • In what ways would your background and lived experience contribute to the diversity of thought and perspectives on the ChildFund Australia Board?



ChildFund Australia prioritises the safeguarding of all people, including preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and the protection of children. Engagement as a Board Director is conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Federal Police Background check, as well as an equivalent police background check for any country in which the applicant has lived for more than 12 months during the last five years and each country of citizenship. Our policies, including our Child Safeguarding Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct, can be found at the ChildFund website.

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  • Location
    Remote, New South Wales
  • Employment Type
    Board Member