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Capacity Development Coach

Job No: HOST20190513
Location: Adelaide

At HOST International we believe in humanity, hope and dignity for all. We are a growing not-for-profit organisation aimed at providing direct relief and strategic support services to improve the livelihoods of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people throughout the world. Through strengths based and trauma informed approaches we provide education and support services to improve the livelihoods and independence of refugees and asylum seekers whilst assisting host countries to integrate them into the general community.

HOST seeks to promote innovation and integrity in all aspects of our work whilst promoting diversity and cooperation among the people and communities that we work with.

About the Role

The Capacity Development Coach is responsible for enabling former refugees and their communities to prosper through the power of their own ideas. Through the establishment of an Incubator Hub, the Capacity Development Coach will enable new and emerging communities to achieve positive and sustainable settlement outcomes for the long term.

Reporting to the Program Manager, this position, funded through the Department of Social Services (DSS) Settlement, Engagement & Transition Support - Capacity Building program (SETS-CCB), will aim to increase the social participation and economic and personal well being of new and emerging community members.

There are two or more positions available on a part time maximum-term basis. (Totalling 1.0 FTE)

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and engage suitable community leaders/community members to participate in the Incubator Hub;
  • Develop training programs and resources to support participating community leaders/ members;
  • Provide coaching, supporting community leaders to understand the local political and civil society systems;
  • Coach participants to increase their social, communication and problem-solving skills, including the ability to negotiate with government, community and the business sectors;
  • Broker partnerships between organisations and co-design group workshops;
  • Provide constructive feedback to participants and consult with key support stakeholders to ensure that coaching and development provided is reinforced through conversations;
  • Provide reporting and analysis of training and coaching activities; and
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual key result areas for participants in the program.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business and or Community Services and demonstrated experience in social enterprise and community development;
  • Sound understanding of the issues and sensitivities faced by newly arrived communities as well as the drivers of change within the community;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver instructional presentations;
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders to foster effective working relationships;
  • Ability to work under limited direction, including experience in planning, prioritising and organising work for self and others to achieve goals and deadlines;
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office based computing applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint; and
  • Extensive practical experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The Reward

The remuneration is aligned to level 4 of the SCHADS Award with salary packaging (up to $15,900 of your salary being tax free, plus tax free holiday accommodation, and tax free meals at restaurants), flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and a supportive work environment.

To apply, visit our website at: and submit your resume and cover letter with responses to the essential selection criteria. Please direct all requests for a full position description to

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2019. We will be reviewing applications prior to the closing date, so apply ASAP!

Successful candidates will be subject to background checks, social media screening and Criminal History Checks prior to commencement.

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