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
Under the direction of the Manager, Partnerships and Enterprise Development, this position will play a key role in implementing the Northern Land Council's (NLC) statutory functions and obligations to represent the interests of Aboriginal traditional owners in jointly managed parks across the NLC region.
- Consult with Traditional Owners of NT Parks estate to ascertain their wishes relating to the management of relevant parks and reserves.
- Coordinate and monitor the scheduling and delivery of Joint Management Committee meetings across the NLC region, and support the achievement of good governance arrangements.
- Facilitate traditional owner (T/O) involvement in Joint Management activities including Committee meetings and decision-making processes, participation in flexible employment programs and other joint management related activities.
- Coordinate NLC's technical advice and support NLC Legal, Anthropology and Regional Development Branches to undertake consultations where needed.
- In partnership with the NT Parks and Wildlife Commission, undertake negotiations, planning, research, fieldwork and other tasks related to the management, conservation and development of Parks, Reserves and other Protected Areas. This includes the preparation, monitoring and review of joint plans of management and associated projects.
To thrive in this role you will have:
- Demonstrated understanding of, and interest in, the lived experiences of Aboriginal people in the NLC region.
- Demonstrated high level cross-cultural, interpersonal and verbal communication skills with an ability to effectively liaise, engage and coordinate across an organisation and to build productive working relationships with work colleagues, constituents and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people, preferably in the context of cultural and natural resource management programs in partnership with Aboriginal community members.
- Qualification(s) in natural and cultural resource management or a relevant field and/or demonstrated experience in supporting on country land management activities.
- Ability to work as part of a small team with limited or remote supervision and a track record in building partnerships and developing and mentoring people.
Remuneration and Benefits:
- Full-Time, Fixed-Term contract
- Location: Darwin
- Salary: $78,724 - $91,991
- FBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay
- 14% 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: Bridie Velik-Lord on 0418 521 735
Applications Close: Sunday, 24th September 2023