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Government Engagement Coordinator, Top End and Tiwi Island


Job Description:

The Opportunity:

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) has primary responsibility for Indigenous affairs policies and most Commonwealth Indigenous-specific policy and programs across Australia. As the key government contact within a local area, Government Engagement Co-ordinators live within an Indigenous community and work closely with community members and stakeholders. The main feature of the Regional Network going forward will be a focus on maximising the social and economic impact of policies and programs. Government Engagement Co-ordinators will play a key leadership role in working with a wide range of community, private sector and government stakeholders to develop and implement place-based solutions that address local issues. Government-engagement coordinators are results-oriented and possess strong engagement and communication skills. The role builds on opportunities for collaboration and joint problem solving and seeks to establish a more integrated approach to service delivery within a local region.

 In order to be effective the role must build productive relationships within the community as well as across NIAA, other Commonwealth, state and local governments, the private sector and service providers. The role maintains a detailed understanding of the range of investment, including through government programs and services, in communities within a local region. There will be an emphasis on developing capability in Indigenous communities, in their governance arrangements, and in the capacity of people to lead change. Opportunities will be developed in a co-design framework, where the local community has a meaningful voice in determining the priorities for action, including time frames.


Our Ideal Candidates:

The successful candidate will have the following capabilities and experience:

  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues, and respond quickly to competing priorities.
  • Experience in social and/or economic development and understanding of working in place.
  • Understanding of life cycle of development and ability to inform and build capability in community about impact-based approaches and evidence. 
  • Maintaining a very strong understanding of local community needs and of the services being provided within the community by government and non-government organisations and other investments. 
  • Working responsively and in partnership with communities, other government agencies and service providers to broker local solutions that are tailored to local needs.
  • Negotiating project goals and performance outcomes that will target community needs.
  • Monitoring the performance of service providers and discuss and resolve local, on-ground issues associated with the delivery of quality of services. 
  • Demonstrated flexibility, good judgement and political nous.
  • Ability to identify risks and show good judgement in management and escalation of issues.
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership across all APS levels that provides staff with tools and expectations to deliver high quality, client focused outcomes.
  • Ability to provide constructive management to staff with a focus on capability development, team building and talent management.
  • Uphold the APS Values and Code of Conduct and understand and acknowledge what it means to be an APS employee.


What We Offer:

  • A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions,
  • Exciting and fulfilling work including career development and networking opportunities, 
  • The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.



To be eligible for employment with NIAA, applicants must be an Australian Citizen at the time of the vacancy closing.


How to apply:


If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you!  Submit an online application through the NIAA Careers page by Monday 8 February 2021 at 11:30pm AEDT.


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Full time


Various locations, NT, Australia


Government Engagement Coordinator, Top End and Tiwi Island






$107,494 - $122,513 per year