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National Indigenous Australian Agency
$75,626 to $148,907
Tennant Creek NT, Nhulunbuy NT, Alice Springs NT, Darwin NT
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Closing date: 
28 May 2020
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Who We Are

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is committed to improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NIAA works to influence policy across the entire Australian Government. We liaise closely with State and Territory governments, peak bodies and service providers to ensure that Indigenous programs and services are delivering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Central Group

Our Central Group is one of three Groups within the NIAA Regional footprint working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, and key stakeholders in the Northern Territory. Our staff work with communities to develop and implement tailored and innovative local solutions. Key to the work of the Group is designing solutions that drive social and economic empowerment aimed at improving the lives of Indigenous Australians in long-term sustainable ways.

Our staff provide on-the-ground advice to inform Government policy and the work of other Commonwealth agencies on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. NIAA Regional staff are the Government's primary interface with Indigenous peoples and communities enabling community engagement and perspectives to be fed into government decision making. The NIAA recognises that each community is unique. Our team includes people across Australia who work closely with communities to make sure policies, programs and services address these unique needs.

The Opportunities

The Central Group has various ongoing and non-ongoing opportunities at a variety of APS and Executive levels for people with a passion for work that positively impacts the lives of our Nations' First Peoples.

We are seeking applications from passionate candidates who are skilled in a variety of functions, including:

  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Policy Development
  • Program Delivery
  • Grants Management
  • Strategic Cultural Adviser.

The key duties of the position include: Our Ideal Candidates

The NIAA's shared values and behaviours underpin how we work. To achieve our vision, to make a significant contribution to an Australia that respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples with fairness in economic and social participation, we work as a united team with a culture that positions us with the right capability, passion and pride to make a difference.

Our shared NIAA Values 

  • We respect multiple perspectives
  • We are authentic
  • We are professional and act with integrity
  • We invest in each other's success
  • We deliver with purpose and are focused on delivering the Government's agenda to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are seeking candidates with broad expertise and experience at varying levels, that may include:

APS Levels

  • Stakeholder management across communities and program areas.
  • Knowledge to foster respectful relationships with communities and enhance positive relationships.
  • Cultural and technical skills in community co-design activities to ensure the community voice is accurately heard.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues, and respond quickly to competing priorities as they emerge.
  • Flexibility, good judgement and political nous.
  • Proactive leadership that provides staff with tools and expectations to deliver high quality, client focused outcomes.
  • Supervision of staff with a focus on capability development, team building and talent management.

Executive Levels

  • Capability to manage complex and often sensitive community consultation and co-design processes.
  • Strong analytical, research and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities or issues, and respond quickly to competing priorities.
  • Proactive leadership across all APS levels that provides staff with tools and expectations to deliver high quality, client focused outcomes.
  • Work with providers to assist them to make the most efficient and effective use of funds and ensure that providers understand and are fulfilling outcomes.
  • Ability to manage teams to build capability and manage talent.
  • Partnering with other senior staff and Regional Managers on a politically sensitive matters.
  • Provide strategic and technical advice.

Detailed job specific requirements are outlined within the downloadable job vacancy pack available on this site.

Contact Officers
Contact officers details will be outlined as part of the job vacancy pack which is downloadable from this site.

Applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Acceptable evidence includes: a letter signed and executed by the Chairperson of an incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation confirming that they are recognised as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, or a confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent form executed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a baseline level security clearance or hold a clearance of an appropriate level. Candidates may also be required to undergo working with Vulnerable People checks.

For roles with this requirement candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an Ochre Card (working with children clearance).

Please note that applicants will be required to hold a valid Australian Drivers Licence without restrictions.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

Position number: 
NIAA/2019/100 (AM)