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 Regional Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with program support staff, Ranger Groups, Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Coordinators and Government agencies to support the management of Aboriginal ranger programs, IPA projects, Commonwealth arrangements, and other regional land and sea management priorities. The Regional Program Coordinator will lead and manage a medium sized team of Darwin and remotely based staff in regards to planning and implementing regional Caring for Country programs. This position is also responsible for annual project and budget development, monitoring, reporting to Traditional Owners, the Northern Land Council (NLC) Full Council and funding providers, whilst ensuring that cultural governance requirements are fulfilled, and ranger group training and career development opportunities are identified and addressed.
- Lead and coordinate a medium sized team of dispersed staff who are involved in managing Ranger Programs and IPA activities, including building capability and managing recruitment and induction activities.
- Supervise and mentor staff, identify individual training and mentoring priorities, conduct annual performance reviews and develop opportunities for career progression.
- Manage and oversee the effective implementation and support of various CFC projects and programs within the Borroloola/Barkly Region.
- Work with stakeholders to develop projects, annual work plans and budgets, monitor performance and ensure compliance with funding agreements.
- Identify local level capacity needs that impact on the ability of the Ranger groups, IPA Coordinators and Advisory Committees Members to deliver on their priorities and develop solutions.
- Provide advice and assistance to Coordinators and Rangers in preparing funding proposals and other representations to government and non-government agencies.
- Provide policy and program advice to Traditional Owners, the NLC and program partners on matters relating to the management of cultural and natural resources, employment and economic development.
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.
- Sound analytical, problem-solving skills and negotiation skills with the ability to resolve conflict and/ or issues effectively and efficiently. Proven high-level leadership to effectively lead and manage a team in a diverse and complex work environment, experience in balancing competing priorities, to deliver a positive outcome.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management (including budgetary management) processes and procedures, and appropriate confidentiality, ensuring protection of sensitive information.
- Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills of a high order, with the ability to work under pressure, prioritise work and meet deadlines.
- Experience and knowledge of working within a remote field-based operation, including: awareness of Work Health Safety responsibilities and HR obligations.
- Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Sciences, or a related field and/or experience in a similar role
Remuneration and Benefits:
- Full-Time, Fixed Term (2 years) contract
- Location: Katherine
- Salary: $92,340 - $120,387
- 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 0456 236 390
Applications Close: Sunday, 5th February 2023