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Australian Government National Indigenous Australi... - Broken Hill, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

    Location: Broken Hill, NSW
    Application Closing Date: 24-Jun-2021
Classification

Executive Level 1 ($109,644 - $124,963)

Employment Type

Ongoing & Non-ongoing (for a period of up to 18 months), 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 18 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 within 12 months (from the opening date of this advertisement).

The Opportunity

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is committed to improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We work to influence policy across the entire Australian Government. This role requires a detailed understanding of the range of investment, including through government programs and services. You will work together with local communities that have a voice in determining their priorities and supports needed. Daily travel is a requirement of the role with occasional overnight stays in regional areas.

As a member of the executive leadership team in the region there is opportunity, and an expectation, that you contribute productively to strategic directions and change management.

To fill the role, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate:


  • Experience working within and/or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
  • A high level of cultural acumen and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • A strong understanding of local community needs and of the services being provided within the community by government and non-government organisations and other investments.
  • The ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues and respond quickly to competing priorities as they emerge, using sound judgement in addressing risk.
  • The ability to establish and maintaining strong positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including all levels of government, service providers and private stakeholders.
  • Mature leadership with a focus on capability development, team building and talent management.
  • Ability to travel.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is passionate about better understanding the key issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Candidates should exhibit sound judgement and professionalism and have the capacity to work flexibly and responsively to achieve results. Our ideal candidate can think creatively across socio-economic issues and opportunities, strong leadership skills that inspire a positive attitude and can lead teams to successful accomplishment of goals are critical to the role and you enjoy building robust relationships.

Our ideal candidate will utilise broad persuasion and influencing skills to achieve consensus and work collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group. You are highly resilient in your engagement and leadership roles and appreciate the rewards a challenge can bring.

Additionally, candidates at the Executive level will have:


  • Capability to manage complex and often sensitive community consultation and co-design processes.
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive leadership across all APS levels that provides staff with tools and expectations to deliver high quality, client focused outcomes.
  • Work with providers to assist them to make the most efficient and effective use of funds and ensure that providers understand and are fulfilling outcomes.
  • Ability to manage teams to build capability and manage talent.
  • Ability to partner with other senior staff and Regional Managers on politically sensitive matters.
  • Provide strategic and technical advice.
  • Ability to travel.
  • An unrestricted open driver’s license.

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

Eligibility

To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen.

Security Clearance Required

Baseline Vetting (Protected)

Contact Officer

Alison Bentick on (02) 5852 1009 or alison.bentick@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.

Broken Hill, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency




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