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Community Development Project Facilitator

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Work type: Permanent
Location: NT - Regional
Categories: Transformational Development

The position

Support the successful adaptation and implementation of the Unlock Literacy Model in partnership with Warlpiri communities. This will entail regular trips to community where you will work closely with community leaders, First Nations community based staff, children, implementing partners and other stakeholders to implement this evidence based project model which supports bi-lingual literacy development.

The role will support the project across three remote Aboriginal communities located in Central Australia - Nyirripi, Lajamanu and Willowra.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring Warlpiri community facilitators and project partners to implement activities which raise the agenda of literacy in community and support bi-lingual literacy development
  • Facilitating workshops with Warlpiri community facilitators and project partners to develop activities and resources to support literacy development
  • Establishing and supporting reference groups in each community to build local decision making and accountability for the project
  • Working closely with World Vision’s Program Development and Effectiveness Team to capture  and share learnings across project sites and that we are problem solving and finding solutions to challenges
  • Coach and mentor local Aboriginal Community Development Facilitators across the project sites to develop their facilitation skills, support the adaptation of project materials for the Warlpiri context and establish plans for after school activities which they will implement in partnership with local schools, learning centres, art centres, media programs and youth programs
  • Establishing strong relationships, networks and partnerships with key stakeholders and community leaders within the local communities
  • Ensure expenditure associated with activities are within agreed budget and recorded accurately
  • Participate in and assist to prepare for reflection workshops held regularly with the project team
  • Collect data and assist in documenting stories of change

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone with experience in remote communities, who is flexible, motivated and great at establishing relationships.

You will have:

  • Proven success implementing activities as per project plan to achieve targeted outcomes
  • Demonstrated professional experience working in a development context with children, young people, adults and elders in remote Aboriginal communities
  • Experience facilitating community consultations and influencing community participation
  • Experience working collaboratively with remote First Nations communities
  • Ability to interact with children and young people and gain their ideas and input in a fun and engaging way
  • Creative and engaging group facilitation skills with a range of audiences
  • An understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in Central Australia
  • Good understanding of and firm commitment to inclusive, equitable, participatory and rights-based community development theory and approaches
  • The ability to live remotely in Alice Springs NT and travel to remote communities at least 2 weeks per month
  • Degree qualification in Linguistics, Behavioural or Social Sciences, education or community development or equivalent experience

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate(s) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 

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 all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. 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 and for this role remote employment benefits and relocation support.

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