Overview

Aboriginal Affairs NSW

  • Aboriginal Affairs NSW
  • Temporary /Full Time opportunity until 5 May 2022
  • Location: Binaal Billa Region – Dubbo NSW, flexible working options available

 

Aboriginal Affairs is looking for an experienced Senior Project Officer to join our Binaal Billa regional team on a temporary basis.

The Senior Project Officer is a leadership role for Aboriginal community self-governance and economic development, improves information flows, and works collaboratively to build capacity among Aboriginal governance bodies and achieve better outcomes.

About Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Affairs works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural well-being through opportunity, choice, healing, responsibility and empowerment.  Aboriginal Affairs is proud to be a leader in Aboriginal employment and development.  Over 50 per cent of staff across the agency, including senior leadership, identify as Aboriginal.  We are also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive workplace for all staff.  Our agency works very closely with Aboriginal communities and key stakeholders across NSW, and our staffing reflects the diversity of these communities.

To learn more about the work that Aboriginal Affairs does please visit: www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

About Partnerships

Regional Staff work closely with Aboriginal communities to ensure their voices are heard and their interests are represented by government.  Working across government agencies to facilitate partnerships to address AANSW priorities and playing a role of leadership for Aboriginal self-governance and economic development. Partnerships works with other Directorates in our Agency to ensure we roll out OCHRE and the Strategic Plan.

About the role

As part of a Regional team, the Senior Regional Project Officer works across government agencies to facilitate partnerships to address AA priorities and broker solutions to matters requiring cross-agency collaboration with, and for Aboriginal communities within the region.  The role assumes a leadership role for Aboriginal community self-governance and economic development, improves information flows, and works collaboratively to build capacity among Aboriginal governance bodies to achieve better outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong administrative and project management skills, coupled with initiative, capability, competency and people skills to engage with a variety of people, Aboriginal Communities, stakeholders and be committed to customer service and delivery.

Attachments

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For more information:

For enquiries about this role, contact Jennifer Higgins, Senior Project Officer, Partnerships Directorate, Aboriginal Affairs at 0412 131 396 or by email to Jennifer.higgins@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au

Essential requirements

  • Current Driver’s License and willingness to undertake regional travel
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively with, and understand issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach the following in either Word or PDF format:

  • a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
  • your resume (max. 5 pages)
  • completion of the 2 pre-screening questions below

 

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.