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Project Manager- Kimberley, Derby Western Australia- 3 year fixed term contract

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Work type: Contract
Location: WA - Regional
Categories: Transformational Development, Technical Specialists

Our World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners, staff and volunteers join forces with communities on the ground (both globally and here in Australia) to overcome the barriers of poverty and injustice. Together we create real and lasting change by sharing proven, world-class development methods to engage, enable and empower communities.

Who you'll be working with

The Australia Program exists to make a difference to Indigenous Australian communities by leveraging our international programming expertise and supporting Indigenous Australians to lead their own development. This team is based all around the country and prides itself on being responsive to the development needs of community and staff.

Your opportunity to make a difference

Reporting to the Field Operations Manager, this position exists to manage the Early/Middle Childhood Care and Development and Youth Development project. In partnership with remote West Kimberley communities, and in the town of Derby, we support early childhood care and education through community playgroups, local training and employment opportunities and fostering links to schools and service providers.  The main project focus in the next three years is developing local governance, staffing capacity and a sustainable partnership model, for this culturally appropriate program to continue into the long term.  As part of this role, you will be required to:

  • Provide leadership and support to a remotely based team
  • Plan and budget manage for the project
  • Build, broker and maintain successful partnerships with Government and NGOs in relation to programming and funding

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Who we're looking for

As the successful applicant, you will have demonstrated professional experience working with remote Aboriginal communities, preferably within an early childhood context. In addition, you will ideally have:

  • Understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in Western Australia
  • Excellent community development facilitation skills and relationship building skills
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and team leadership skills
  • Partnership brokering and Stakeholder Management experience
  • Commitment to live in Derby, West Kimberley WA
  • Degree qualification in either Community, International Development, Behavioural or Social Sciences, Allied Health or a related discipline (preferred)

What you need to know

This is a 3 year fixed-term contract role, with possibility of continuance, and will be based in our Derby office in WA.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to bring your expertise and experience to contribute to a cause that you are passionate about
  • The chance to work in the largest non-government organisation in Australia and one of the largest development organisations in the world
  • Being part of a professional and friendly team united by their commitment to one common goal; to empower Indigenous people and organisations to lead their own development 
  • Work in collaboration with teams and alongside colleagues some of whom are the best technical experts and community development facilitators in their field
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan


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