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Engagement Officer, Eastern NSW - Affirmative Measures Indigenous


Job Description:

The Opportunity:
The Sydney team (Parramatta office) Eastern NSW Region, works to maximise the social and economic impact and policies and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The team has responsibility for a sub-region covering urban centres such as Northern, Inner Sydney, Western, South Western Sydney and the Wingecarribee. The team works closely with community members in these locations to provide expert advice and recommendations enduring social and economic benefits to community and on how well policy proposals will deliver social, economic, and business outcomes that are aligned to Indigenous Advancement priorities.
 The role works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop place-based needs and priorities as well as securing economic and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will also feed into policy and program responses that address closing the gap. The Engagement Officer will be a practitioner of place based practice and assist in co-designing local solutions, intelligence gathering and building the evidence base. The Engagement Officer also requires the cultural and technical skills to be effective in community engagement in a way that ensure the community voice is accurately heard.
The Engagement Officer will also develop program proposals and assess them for the impact they may make on furthering the economic and social development of Indigenous Australians. The role requires knowledge of investment analysis methods, assessing proposals for value and benefit, and engagement methods including co-design principles. It will also require the ability to assess a proposal for social and economic benefits, including data analysis.
Our Ideal Candidates:
To fill the role, we are looking for employees who can demonstrate the following competencies:
• Demonstrated analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to assess complex proposals for their economic and social benefit.
• Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues, and respond quickly to competing priorities as they emerge.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse financial data and model benefit streams over time.
• Demonstrated flexibility, good judgement and political nous.
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.
This position constitutes an Affirmative Measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.
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  Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 11:30pm AEST.

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Full time


Parramatta, NSW, Australia


Engagement Officer, Eastern NSW - Affirmative Measures Indigenous






$77,139 - $82,468 per year