Project Manager – Entrust Foundation

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the poor and oppressed and use your skills working for a dynamic for-purpose organisation? Entrust Foundation is seeking an experienced individual to serve as a Project Manager to enable hope in hard places. You will be contributing to the smooth running of our small but mighty team and supporting our overseas partners.

Part time, 3 days per week

Must include a Wednesday in the Blackburn North office with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements once the position is cemented. 

Commencing as soon as the right person is found!

About Entrust

The Entrust Foundation exists to see the lives of the poor and oppressed transformed through effective community development. We achieve this by partnering with local organisations in 13 countries, empowering grassroots projects across five strategic areas – Water & Sanitation, Education, Economic Empowerment, Combatting Human Trafficking and Emergency Relief. At the same time, we develop strong relationships with generous donor partners who desire maximum impact and sustainable change for those in greatest need. Trusted partnerships are at the heart of what we do and together, we enable hope in hard places.

Entrust is a Christian organisation motivated by our faith and the example of Jesus in caring for the poor. We are a small but mighty team with a strong sense of collaboration and support. We work hard and have a can-do attitude while ensuring there is plenty of fun along the way. This role will provide an excellent opportunity to build on your existing project management skills while positively impacting the most marginalised in society.

About the Role

We are currently seeking a new Project Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and managing a portfolio of project work for Entrust together with two current part-time Project Managers. The Project Manager will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development, growth and work of the organisation.

This position will report to the CEO and must include a Wednesday in the Blackburn North office. Hybrid working arrangements could be agreed upon once the position is cemented.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Community Development project applications and reporting processes.
  • Continuously review the program management system and keep procedures updated to ensure efficiency, accountability and transparency in project identification, assessment, approval and monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain a close relationship with overseas partners to identify and shape suitable projects.
  • Undertake visits overseas to projects for monitoring, support, coaching and encouragement purposes.
  • Prepare project outlines and reports for financial partners and website.
  • Coordinate and document information for quarterly Project Management Committee meetings.
  • Engage with the Entrust Board to help maintain their knowledge of partners and projects and to enable them to best govern the organisation.
  • Liaise with other Community Development organisations for mutual learning and encouragement.
  • Work with the CEO to provide project information for financial partners and others as requested.
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures and compliance requirements in relation to project management, provide information for promotional purposes and promote and raise awareness of Entrust at events.

Key Attributes

  • Understanding of and commitment to Entrust Foundation’s vision and core values.
  • As a committed Christian, the ability to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
  • Ability to relate well with financial partners who may not share the Christian faith.
  • Qualifications, training and/or practical experience in Community Development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills and experience in community relief, aid and development, project design and implementation, project cycle management and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel to developing countries and work in a variety of cross-cultural situations – especially amongst the poor and in basic conditions.
  • Capacity to manage and organise workload cooperatively within a team.
  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural relationships.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the growth and development of Entrust and its mission as directed by the Board.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently.
  • Skills in computer use of Word, Excel, email and database management

How to apply

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your resume and covering letter to Kate at

Applications close Monday 2 October 2023.