About the NLC
The Northern Land Council (NLC) was established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act in 1976, to assist Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands, waters and seas.
Nearly 50 years on we continue to serve over 50,000 Aboriginal people of the Top End and remain committed to enhancing Aboriginal peoples social, political and economic participation by supporting their aspirations and amplifying their voices on a range of issues impacting on their lands, seas, culture and communities.
About the Role
This position will coordinate the development and management of the Ganalanga Mindibirrina Indigenous Protected Area. You will work collaboratively with the Traditional Owners, the Ganalanga Mindibirrina IPA advisory committee, the Waanyi Garawa and Garawa rangers, other neighbouring ranger teams and other parties, in particular pastoral stations and agricultural developments in the area. Your role is to facilitate ongoing cultural and natural resource management planning and activities for the Ganalanga Mindibirrina IPA area and deliver on the annual work plan for the IPA.
- Coordinate the implementation of the Ganalanga Mindibirrina IPA Management Plan and the Waanyi Garawa and Garawa annual work plans.
- Manage the Waanyi Garawa Ranger Coordinator and Waanyi Garawa rangers operating out of Borroloola and the Garawa rangers operating out of Robinson River to plan and undertake on Country projects and activities as per contractual obligations, ensuring compliance with NLC policies and procedures, including the management and maintenance of assets.
- Organise IPA advisory committee and Traditional Owner meetings to ensure strong community ownership and governance over the IPA, and facilitate employment, skills development and governance outcomes.
- Identify and develop governance, business, employment, funding and fee for service submissions, proposals and partnerships to meet the IPA management aspirations of the Traditional Owners.
- Ensure all contract and financial compliance and reporting obligations are managed and met.
To thrive in this role you will have:
- Demonstrated supervisory skills ideally in a cross cultural and/or remote setting with an ability to build, maintain and foster a positive team environment.
- Qualification(s) in Cultural, Natural Resource Management/Community Development and/or extensive practical experience in Indigenous cultural and natural resource management.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write reports for a range of audiences and to communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management including grant writing and acquittals as well as in project coordination and implementation to effectively deliver complex projects.
- Possess a Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card), or ability to obtain one.
Remuneration and Benefits:
- Full-Time, Fixed Term contract (3 Years)
- Location: Katherine
- Salary: $78,724 - $106,708
- FBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay
- 13.5% superannuation contribution
- 5 weeks annual leave & 17.5% annual leave loading
Cultural knowledge and lived experience is central to the work that we do. We will apply special measures for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.
How to Apply:
A full Position Description may be obtained by clicking on this vacancy on our website https://jobs.nlc.org.au/ . We ask that all applications are received through our jobs website – this will ensure that you are submitting a full application for this position. Our website also provides information about our recruitment process. If you are having any problems submitting your application please contact us on 08 8920 5140.
Contact Officer: Stephen van der Mark on 0427 619 304.
Applications Close: Sunday, 1st October, 2023.