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Senior Project Manager, Early & Middle Childhood Development

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

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 lead a team of Changemakers…

This role exists to manage and lead World Vision’s early childhood programming work in the West Kimberley region across nine partner communities. This includes:

  • the assessment, design, implementation and monitoring of the Early Childhood and Middle Years Development Project
  • the assessment, design and implementation of the Connected Beginnings Project
  • taking a community led approach to all aspects of the work, and support the development of community capacity
  • the relationship management of our ECCD implementation partners, donors and stakeholders.
  • the leadership and management of local ECCD staff
  • working closely with the Youth Development Project Manager to manage the Kimberley office site


Who we are looking for…

  • Strong demonstrated experience working in the Australian Indigenous development sector and with remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community development processes, gender equity, participatory approaches and development theory
  • Understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple grant funding streams and managing multiple projects
  • Proven success in developing & managing complex programs and relationships & partnerships
  • Proven success and experience managing a very remote office.
  • Proven success and experience managing a team including mentoring and training staff in project & financial management
  • Degree qualification in either Community, International Development, Behavioural or Social Sciences, Allied Health, Early Childhood or a related discipline.
  • Ability to live remotely in Derby WA and travel to remote communities


What you need to know

This role is a fixed term contract (From beginning December 2019 to beginning of January 2021) operating in a full-time capacity and will be based in Derby, Western Australia.

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

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

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.


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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