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Early Childhood and Literacy Program Manager

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Work type: Maximum Term Contract
Location: Australia Wide
Categories: Transformational Development, Technical Specialists

We are seeking an Early Childhood and Literacy Program Manager to join World Vision Australia (WVA) on an initial full time Maximum term contract until January 2023. (Extension may be possible) You will work in the Australia First Nations Program (AFNP) and provide vital technical support and guidance to the field teams working in these projects in remote communities in WA and the NT. This is a central role providing guidance in quality control, support for monitoring and evaluation, collaborating on the capacity building of staff, and managing relationships across the AFNP, WVA and the early years learning sector.

Specifically, the role requires the successful candidate to work collaboratively with colleagues to:

  • Adapt project models and resources to local First Nations community contexts.
  • Drive program quality efforts through continuous improvement processes, including reflective practice, problem solving, review and analysis of project designs, collaborating with reporting.
  • Provide Early Childhood Care and Development and Early Literacy technical support to develop adapted designs, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, tools and processes, and program resources.
  • Facilitate learning and development in collaboration with field staff and partners in project locations (primarily in the West Kimberley and Central Australia).
  • Support new projects and enhancing impact working with colleagues in grants and communications.

Who we’re looking for 

You will have demonstrated success and experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as working community development contexts. Previous experience in Early childhood Care and Development and early education in general will be highly regarded, preferably with First Nations people and communities. In addition, you will have:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in project management, facilitation, as well as data collection and analysis
  • Experience in working with remote Australia First Nations communities, and/or other communities in a cross-cultural context
  • Tertiary qualifications in evaluation, community development and/or relevant social sciences
  • The capacity to work in a flexible context and be adaptable in providing collaborative support to others

What you need to know:

This is a full-time Maximum term role until January 2023 and may be based in Alice Springs, Derby, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, or Sydney but must be able to undertake regular interstate travel. This role is filling a 6 -month staff career-break so it is possible it may be extended.

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 

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

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 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. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

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. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us  

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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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