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Project Manager - Early Childhood Care and Development

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Work type: Maximum Term Contract
Location: Australia Wide, WA - Metro, WA - Regional
Categories: Transformational Development

Reporting to the WA Program Manager, we are seeking an Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Project Manager based in Derby WA to lead our ECCD work across the West Kimberley.

This role exists to manage and lead:

  • the adaptation, development, implementation and evaluation of the West Kimberley ECCD project with our partner communities
  • the relationship with our implementation partners and stakeholders
  • the staff including casual staff in remote communities.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Project Management – Lead annual participatory implementation planning, monitoring and evaluating for the projects; Support the team to engage community and stakeholders to successfully implement the annual project implementation plan; Manage project and resources in line with standard WVA policies and requirements along with any contractual requirements.
  • Grant & Financial Management – Development of annual budget in collaboration with operations team; Manage the project cost centre; Manage relationship and expectations of grant providers to maintain ongoing funding.
  • Lead ECCD Project Team - Provide leadership and management for all ECCD project staff working on the project; Set the strategic direction for relevant staff to work towards project goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partners - Work closely with our partner to ensure that annual agreed partnership and training milestones are met.
  • Communication, Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation - Monitor and work with project staff to identify challenges and lessons learned; Manage the project data collection system; Submit high quality project reports.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • A deep commitment and passion for early childhood issues in Australia 
  • Understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting First Nations people in Western Australia
  • Good understanding of, & firm commitment to, community development processes, gender equity, participatory approaches and development theory 
  • Degree qualification in Children and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Community Development, Behavioural or Social Sciences, related discipline or equivalent experience

What you need to know

This role is based in our West Kimberley Office in Derby, WA. Remote benefits and relocation support will be provided. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The selection process 

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. 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. 

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

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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