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Project Facilitator

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: WA - Regional
Categories: Technical Specialists

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

This position exists to provide support and mentoring to build community capacity, development and governance skills within our partner communities.

The West Kimberley Early Childhood and Development project works to address community development through early childhood and parenting activities which we support in nine remote Aboriginal communities; Mowanjum, Pandanus Park, Imintji, Ngallagunda, Kupungarri, Looma, Jarlmadangah, Noonkanbah and Derby town in the West Kimberley Region of Western Australia. 


A day in the life of WVA’s Project Facilitator includes:

This role will focus on supporting the implementation of the West Kimberley Early Childhood and Development project, by spending two weeks in every month with remote communities in the region. 

Work in community will include:

  • mentoring and supporting community-based playgroup facilitators,
  • mentoring and supporting community Early Childhood governance committees,
  • working with community members and partners to implement a number of initiatives.

This will include maintaining early childhood activity spaces and supporting playgroups, range of early childhood training and employment activities and supporting access to other early childhood health and allied health expertise.

Currently, the project is establishing new work in three communities, which this role will support through the design and development of a community-led early childhood program.

The role will require the ability to be flexible and responsive to communities needs which can change.


Who are you?

  • Experience working in the Early Childhood and Community Development sector
  • Experience facilitating community consultations and influencing community participation
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with remote Aboriginal communities in a development context
  • Sound knowledge of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in remote Australia
  • Experience in providing mentoring, training and support
  • Good understanding of, & firm commitment to, community development processes, gender equity, participatory approaches and development theory
  • Working in high pressure and flexible environments 


What you need to know

This role is three years fixed term contract operating in a full-time capacity and will be based in our office in Derby, WA. This role requires regular travel to remote communities on a fortnightly basis.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

For your information, the role may be filled before the closing date


What does success look like?

First and foremost, you will be a leader in every aspect of your life and line of work, irrespective of your level of expertise. You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships, which lets you effectively engage with stakeholders and to perform at your peak.

Having a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Your energy is infectious, showcasing the passion you can bring to our organisation.


Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations so that they can lead their own development and achieve their goals and aspirations
  • We help build brighter futures for vulnerable children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme


Why World Vision?

World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

We are committed to bring our learning and experience in International Development to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations, Communities and Families achieve their goals and aspirations.

We are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so

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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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