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February

Indigenous Engagement Officer, Central Australia Region

Australian Government National Indigenous Australi... - Tennant Creek, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Tennant Creek, NT
Application Closing Date: 07-Mar-2021
Classification

APS 3 $64,226 - $66,898

Employment Type

Ongoing & Non-ongoing (initial 12 month period with possibility of extension)
Flexible working arrangements will be considered

This role is being advertised as both ongoing and non-ongoing, with the employment type to be determined in negotiation with the preferred candidate and the NIAA delegate.

Where a non-ongoing specified term is offered, this would be for an initial period of up to 12 months, with possibility of extension up to a maximum period of three years.

A non-ongoing offer may result in conversion to an ongoing offer of employment, however this must occur with 12 months from the opening date of this advertisement.

The Opportunity

The Indigenous Engagement Officers within the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) live and work within an Indigenous community and play a critical role in assisting the government to establish and maintain a remote presence and footprint in remote communities. The main feature of the work in the regions going forward will be a focus on maximising the social and economic impact of policies and programs. Indigenous Engagement Officers will play a key role in working with a wide range of community, private sector and government stakeholders to develop and implement place-based solutions that address local issues. Indigenous engagement officers are results-oriented and possess strong engagement and communication skills.

The role builds on opportunities for collaboration and joint problem solving and seeks to establish a more integrated approach to service delivery within a local region. In order to be effective the role must build productive relationships within the community as well as across NIAA other Commonwealth, state and local governments, the private sector and service providers. The role maintains a detailed understanding of the range of investment, including through government programs and services, in communities within a local region. They also maintain a deep understanding of community assets and challenges to realising the full benefits of these. The Indigenous Engagement Officer reports directly to an officer based in Tennant Creek and as part of a wider team supporting social and economic development in the region. The Indigenous Engagement Officer will be required to be flexible and adaptive and have a commitment to their own professional development. The Indigenous Engagement Officer will be required to contribute to broader team and regional strategic planning. The Indigenous Engagement Officer is responsible for a range of administrative tasks associated with employment in the APS.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will need to be flexible and have an adaptive mind-set.
Key requirements:


  • Maintain strong relationships within the community and maintain a detailed understanding of community assets, issues, opportunities and relationships.
  • Work responsively and in partnership with communities, other government agencies and service providers to broker local solutions that are tailored to local needs.
  • Operate as the key liaison point for the department in communities by engaging with the community and informing community members of departmental programmes and other initiatives.
  • Work closely with Government Engagement Co-ordinators (GECs) in communities to monitor and facilitate the delivery of services and projects.
  • Monitor the performance of service providers and discuss and resolve local, on-ground issues associated with the delivery of quality of services.
  • Ability to identify risks and show good judgement in management and escalation of issues.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support constant improvement in the team’s community engagement practice.
  • Provide written reports on community issues and outcomes and practice good information management as part of team place-based practice.
  • Ability to manage key administrative tasks associated with employment in the APS.
  • Uphold the APS Values and Code of Conduct and understand and acknowledge what it means to be an APS employee.

Identified Position

This position is Identified which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This position has direct engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers, or is involved in the development of programmes and policy. You will require a high level of cultural competency, including:
  • demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated high level ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated high level capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency

Contact Officer

Harry Abrahams on (08) 8958 4200 or harry.abrahams@official.niaa.gov.au
Please Note – This is an unclassified web based recruitment system so your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your one page pitch and resume.

Tennant Creek, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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