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West Kimberley Program Manager (Contract role until November 2023)

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: WA - Regional, Australia Wide
Categories: Transformational Development

The position

The Kimberley Regional Program Manager would be accountable for supporting Kimberley based project teams to successfully implement community development projects, to engage and develop regional networks, relationships and partnerships with First Nations organisations and communities and contribute to improved impact for families and children.  This leadership role would also be responsible for the development and implementation of a Kimberley Regional Area Plan and would work with the West Australia Partnership and Business Development Advisor to support broader WVA fundraising activities to engage our supporters of Western Australian projects

Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support our vision of empowering Australians to create meaningful change in partnership with First Nations communities and families.  

In addition to this you will:

  • Ensure that Projects and Project Managers deliver project activities as per donor and WVA requirements and in line with approved annual implementation plan and approved budgets for projects
  • Lead, create and support a harmonious Derby office culture and working environment
  • Represent WVA at relevant Derby and Kimberley level stakeholder meetings and forum and work activities to build opportunities for shared projects and collaboration
  • Actively contribute to development of high-quality grants submissions and designs 
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Program Management and Effectiveness, undertake feasibility assessments for new project work and broker new project funding and operational set up arrangements
  • Support Project Managers to ensure all operational aspects of regional projects (Risk, Legal, Property, OH&S, P&C) are compliant with WV policies and issues arising are responded to in a timely and effective manner

Contract role based in Derby until November 2023, Remote allowance and relocation assistance provided, 5 weeks’ leave each year.

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone with proven leadership skills and qualities who has a real positive community development approach.

You will have:

  • Excellent written and highly effective verbal communication skills and ability to use these to engage and influence a broad range of stakeholders
  • Experience leading diverse work teams to collaboratively work together and produce outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience working in the Australia First Nations
  • Excellent understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in Western Australia
  • Understanding of West Australia First Nations policy and programming areas, specifically in relation to children and youth.
  • Established relationships within the West Australia development sector and with remote Aboriginal communities 
  • Background in providing team, project and strategy leadership within complex environments  
  • Experience brokering and maintaining successful funding agreements and collaborations with Government agencies and Aboriginal organisations 
  • Qualifications in social services, community development or related disciplines

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

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

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

For more than 40 years, World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities through our Australia First Nations Program. The program is dedicated to helping First Nations communities build on their strengths and achieve their own development goals. Working at World Vision as a First Nations staff means you will be well represented and supported within the team. Through the program’s staff network, you will have a safe space to connect, collaborate and seek advice no matter where you are based. 

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  




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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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