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Senior Engagement Officer, Victoria and Tasmania Branch


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Shepparton, Vic, Australia




$88,419 - $99,363 per year

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Full time




Other: Career Fair, Other, Work at Home

Job Description:

The Opportunity:

We are looking for motivated and passionate people to fill a number of roles in engagement teams across a range of locations in Victoria and Tasmania. You will be working in diverse teams, engaging and partnering with First Nations communities, leadership and service providers to deliver outcomes in line with community aspirations on behalf of the Australian Government.

We offer challenging, interesting, and stimulating work, connecting across all levels of government and working directly with the community. The occupants of these roles will work on implementing and delivering a range of government initiatives and commitments that support and improve the wellbeing of First Nations People in Victoria and Tasmania.

As a Senior Engagement Officer, your key responsibilities are:
  • support local development and high-quality delivery of place-based initiatives that drive improvements in client wellbeing and enhanced system coordination
  • work with our Grant Management Unit to assure NIAA investments across multiple program types are effectively contributing to the Closing the Gap Targets and Priority Reforms
  • develop and maintain internal and external relationships with key partners, providing appropriate advice and managing the resolution of emerging issues or complaints
  • drive and develop new opportunities in consultation with community and partners that respond to local challenges and aspirations
  • broker mutually beneficial relationships across boundaries to link communities and partners
  • assist in local coordination and act as a point of contact for the Government’s commitment to deliver the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full
  • draft a range of written products, tailored to your audience that are evidence based and consider intelligence formed through your engagement with communities and partners
  • conduct research and analysis on complex matters within area of expertise
  • lead or contribute to project management activities including the development of team goals, strategies and work plans for the business area
  • lead, support and mentor Engagement Officers to deliver the NIAA's work program within the Agency's Key Performance Measures and quality indicators.
Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidates are self-starters, have good judgement, are organised, and results oriented. Roles in the Vic/Tas region are fast paced, challenging but extremely rewarding providing first hand experience and insight.
To succeed in the roles, successful candidates will:
  • understand First Nations family structure, culture and customs, the ongoing impact of colonisation for First Nations people and their communities and have a desire to support self-determined approaches to addressing challenges and pursuing opportunities.
  • communicate sensitively and effectively with First Nations people, service providers and key stakeholders
  • have strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • draft high quality and concise advice briefs, presentations and reports for a range of audiences and be able to support co-design processes
  • work autonomously with limited supervision
  • manage and respond quickly to competing priorities and emerging issues
  • effectively supervise a small number of staff and provide constructive management with a focus on delivering business needs and capability development.
If you are a highly motivated individual keen to make a difference and contribute to the NIAA's focus on having stronger Indigenous representation across the organisation and at the executive decision-making level, we welcome the opportunity to hear from you.

Essential: Must have a current motor vehicle driver’s license and be able to undertake intra and interstate travel.

In our Operating Environment across NIAA, staff work closely with community members and develop intimate understandings of the regional and local needs and aspirations of Indigenous people. This regional and place-based focus is at the core of our work and these Adviser positions require a strong level of engagement.
What We Offer:
  • We have exciting work with real purpose. We support the aspirations of First Nations Peoples—it’s our driving force. Our work is transformational, you can follow your passion, shape your career and make a difference.
  • We value our employees —they’re the heart of our Agency. Employees are supported and empowered to build their career. We are a diverse, inclusive and passionate workforce with an emphasis on continuous cultural learning and tailored professional development.
  • Our work relies on strong and trusted relationships — we build partnerships by being authentic, sharing information and giving honest feedback. We collaborate with communities across Australia, all levels of government and many other invested stakeholders.
  • To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected) level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level. 
  • The successful candidate will be required to be assessed through our pre-employment screening checks, such as an Australian Criminal History Check
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 11 June 2023 AEST.