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Project Assistant

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: WA - Regional
Categories: Administration & Operational Support

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.  World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.

World Vision is 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.


The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…

The Project Assistant is part of the West Kimberley project team, which includes and Early and Middle Child Development and Youth Development teams. The purpose of the role is to support the Derby office administration and support project run activities in nine communities across the West Kimberley (Derby, Mowanjum, Pandanus Park, Imintji, Kupungarri, Ngallagunda, Looma, Jarlmadangah & Yungngora).

The holder of this position will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the office administration for the World Vision project team
  • Support logistics and planning for staff training workshops
  • Support supporting fleet management
  • Support new casual staff to complete Working with Children and Criminal Record Checks
  • Support the financial processing of purchases
  • Coordinate the submission of casual staff timesheets for all communities
  • Be available to support project activities sessions when required

The role will support the Project Facilitators and Project Managers in various tasks as required, as we support families and communities to strengthen their children’s development.

The Project Support Officer will also provide support to project activities including the playgroups and youth club activities, when required.


Who we are looking for…

To be a suitable candidate you must be…  

  • Reliable and organised
  • Experience working with computers and in an office
  • Great team player
  • Have a passion for working with kids and families in community
  • Interested and motivated to learn new things
  • Driving licence
  • Ability to live remotely in Derby


What you need to know

This role is two years fixed term contract operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our office in Derby, Western Australia. Remote benefits apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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


Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation. 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.

Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.
  • A culture that encourages truth telling with grace that confronts challenges and issues to clear teams for success in a timely fashion
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages.


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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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