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Team Leader, Grants Management Unit (Darwin)


Job Description:

The Opportunity:
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) has an exciting EL1 opportunity within the Grants Management Unit in Darwin, NT.

You will be expected to lead and supervise a small team to ensure effective agreement management; undertake consistent agreement management; assess and manage risk; and ensure that contractual issues are appropriately addressed.

You will have in depth knowledge of the grant lifecycle, agreement management, documents, and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and financial delegations.

The role requires a solid understanding of financial statements and the ability to use online data management systems.

You have the ability to assess and resolve complex and sensitive issues that impact programs or agreements, and develop creative solutions in partnership with Regional Office engagement teams and relevant program areas.
Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is passionate about better understanding the key issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Candidates should exhibit sound judgement and professionalism, and have the capacity to work flexibly and responsively to achieve results.

Additionally candidates will be required to provide expert advice and recommendations on agreement management systems and compliance with relevant legislation and policy frameworks. The role requires a solid understanding of financial statements and the ability to use online data management systems.

To fill the role, we are looking for employees who can demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage a small team; and ensure their agreement management and administration activities comply with relevant legislation, guidance materials and policy frameworks
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage agreements with varying levels of complexity and identify potential risks to relevant internal stakeholders when appropriate
  • Ability to engage effectively with internal (Regional Offices, Program and Policy Areas) and external (grant recipients) stakeholders regarding the management of agreements e.g. service delivery and Provider capability risks, performance reports, grant payment instalments
  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues, and respond quickly to competing priorities as they emerge
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and analyse performance and financial reports
  • Demonstrated flexibility, good judgement and political nous
  • 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
What We Offer:
  • We are an Agency with significant autonomy, national reach, and due to our size can move fast.
  • We offer a space where you can bring your ideas and your enthusiasm for helping people.
  • We offer an attractive remuneration package, including generous employer superannuation contributions and a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace for you to develop your expertise and achieve your ambitions.
  • To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The successful candidate will be required to be assessed through our pre-employment screening checks, such as an Australian Criminal History Check
Identified Position
This position has limited contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and service providers, but is still required to have the capacity and willingness to further develop these skills. You will require capacity to attain cultural competency, including:
  • understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • willingness and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency.
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 11:30pm 28 April 2022 AEST.  

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Full time


Darwin, NT, Australia


Team Leader, Grants Management Unit (Darwin)






EL 1 - $111,508 - $127,087 per year