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Balanggarra IPA Coordinator

Advertiser: Kimberley Land CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Mar 2019
Broome & Kimberley
Attractive remuneration with great benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Indigenous & Multicultural Services
About the Role
The Balanggarra Healthy Country Coordinator will take a lead role in growing the capacity and capabilities of BAC in taking increased ownership of the WOC & IPA programs, growing strong in Joint Management related issues, raise additional funding streams and applying mentoring skills to empower Traditional Owners in all Land and Sea management related issues. Working closely with the BAC Program Officer and other staff in delivering on Healthy Country targets. Reporting to and receive guidance from the KLC North & East Program Manager and Balanggarra’s Healthy Country Advisory Committee.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with proven skills in fundraising, business management and Indigenous engagement. You should demonstrate a good understanding of land and sea management. You should be a natural leader who can build bridges of common understanding on often conflicting issues. You should be able to work independently whilst assuring proper consultation is maintained with the Balanggarra people. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes where you will be able to join the rangers on trips to amazing rock art sites, work with threatened species, be flown around in helicopters to conduct early season burning, support BAC meetings, work closely with Balanggarra elders and so on. If you think you are this person we invite you to apply.

Selection Criteria

Please note that it is essential your application addresses each of the selection criteria by providing information about your qualifications, experience and skills as they relate to each one.
1. Qualification(s) in Natural Resource Management/Community Development/Anthropology/Business management and/or extensive practical experience in Indigenous cultural and natural resource management;
2. Demonstrated experience and confidence working with Aboriginal land/sea managers and communities and a demonstrated ability to communicate and consult effectively in a culturally appropriate way with Aboriginal people, particularly in Northern Australia;
3. Demonstrated experience managing staff, particularly when working in remote locations and significant experience in mentoring and coaching people to increase their capacity and capability.
4. Knowledge of broader political issues concerning Kimberley Traditional Owners and how Land and Sea Management plays a role in their resolution.
5. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write reports for a range of audiences and to communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders;
6. Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management including grant writing, budgeting, and supporting staff with these;
7. Significant experience in facilitating meetings and leading negotiations on contentious Land and Sea Management issues.
8. Practical experience with the development and implementation of policies and procedures essential to a safe workplace.
9. Current valid driver’s licence;
10. Working with Children Check (WCC) or ability to obtain one.
11. High level of computer proficiency including Word, excel, Powerpoint and Arcview/GIS experience is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

24 month contract, with an attractive salary package with significant subsidies including 5 weeks annual leave, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy, air conditioning subsidy, an annual airfare (subject to qualifying period) and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum will be offered to the successful candidates.

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Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

Application submissions are to be submitted no later than March 29th 2019.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a candidate be located.

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