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
The Learning on Country (LoC) Program Manager’s position is responsible for the effective development, implementation and management of the LoC Program to ensure the program provides culturally appropriate two‐ way education for senior Aboriginal students in remote communities. LoC Program delivery aligns with the NLC Strategic and Corporate Plans and the LoC Strategic Plan as well as funding and program partner agreements and Indigenous governance arrangements.
Please see below links to Learning on Country videos:
Overview of the LoC program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfTtKRRT2lA&t=39s
10 year anniversary of the LoC program view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7oTrFiEvh8
- Provide strong leadership, strategic and operational advice to the NLC’s senior management team and Executive Members in the delivery of culturally appropriate, effective and client focused solutions, with a focus on continuous improvement in program delivery.
- Lead the development and implementation of policies, effective communications and management strategies, business processes and tools that will assist the LoC Programs to achieve strategic and operational priorities.
- Manage the LoC team to ensure that it meets and exceeds program support and partnership expectations, whilst ensuring administrative transparency, financial accountability and grant and contract management requirements are complied with.
- Provide strategic guidance on governance enhancing initiatives to ensure the LoC Program is effectively addressing community and program partner priorities.
- Build and maintain internal and external networks, partnerships and project specific working groups with a view to improving the training and educational opportunities for LoC Program participants and enhance the understanding of, and support for the LoC program.
- Provide high‐level strategic advice, advocacy, problem solving and critical issues management to NLC Management and LoC Program partners and stakeholders.
- Lead the development and implementation of LoC Program Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and its broader application to the Indigenous Ranger Program, ensuring its effectiveness is assessed in terms of Indigenous values and adaptive management processes.
- 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 knowledge, understanding and respect of Indigenous Australian culture, customs and society with regards to two‐way learning methodologies, to ensure all work produced and undertaken is culturally safe and appropriate.
- Demonstrated high‐level conceptual, analytical and problem‐solving skills and capacity to develop flexible and innovative solutions in cross‐cultural and remote settings.
- Demonstrated senior management experience administering a remote extension program.
- Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government agencies and Indigenous organisations and proven success in developing ongoing partnerships and networks to support and promote program outcomes.
- Proven ability to strategically harness resources to effectively plan, coordinate and implement collaborative projects and activities to a high standard.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management (including budgetary management) processes and procedures, and appropriate confidentiality and security of sensitive information.
Remuneration and Benefits:
- Full-Time Fixed Term 3 Year Contract
- Location: Darwin
- Salary: $140,000
- FBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay
- 13.5% superannuation contribution
- 5 weeks annual leave
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.
Anna Morgan on 0427 105 930.
Applications Close: Sunday, 12 February 2023.