Community Planning & Development Officer

Community Planning & Development Officer content expired 4 months ago

Date expired: 
Sun, 01/28/2018
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Job posted on: 19 December, 2017.
Applications close: 28 January, 2018.

  • Location: Darwin, NT
  • Position number: CD03
  • Base salary range: SPO $85,394 - $95,811 pa + entitlements   
  • Term: 3 year contract 

As the largest peak Indigenous organisation in Australia, the Northern Land Council (NLC) provides a family-friendly and flexible team environment with attractive remuneration packages, five weeks annual leave, district allowance, super, salary sacrifice, airfares and other entitlements.

The Northern Land Council (NLC) Community Planning and Development (CP&D) Program assists Aboriginal groups to govern and apply their own assets to generate broad and lasting community benefit. Working with Traditional Owners and residents of communities, you will play a key role in the establishment and delivery of this exciting program across the Top End.

The CP&D Officer supports the Senior CP&D Officer to establish and implement initiatives under the CP&D program. You will facilitate the NLC’s CP&D process including supporting Aboriginal groups to undertake informed and inclusive planning and decision-making, manage their finances effectively and ensure initiatives are successfully implemented by project partners.

This position requires a committed individual with demonstrated skills in participatory processes, meeting facilitation, project management and the ability to undertake complex consultations and to develop and maintain relationships with NLC constituents, community organisations, government departments and other stakeholders.

The successful applicant will possess well-developed communication skills including the capacity to prepare clear timely advice, concise reports and briefing documents, and make oral and written representations to diverse stakeholder groups.

Relevant tertiary qualifications in community development or other relevant field, with experience working cross-culturally in project management and delivery is essential. Social enterprise development experience would be highly regarded.

Knowledge of the Northern Land Council and of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory is desirable.

A willingness to work and travel to remote localities, as well as possession of a ‘C’ class drivers’ licence and the ability to safely drive 4WD drive vehicles is essential, as this position requires frequent travel.

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