Adviser - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Australian Human Rights Commission

Executive Level 1 - $95,337 - $106,598

Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time

Sydney - NSW

Closing date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

9 days to apply

Job description

Duties

This position has been established to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and more generally across the Commission, to lead to key identified projects relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The position holder will manage complex relationships across the Indigenous community, corporate, industry and government sectors; and work collegiately and in partnership with such stakeholders.

The position holder will be proactive and responsive to highly complex problems, undertake quality research and deliver evidence based material of a publishable standard. Supervision of staff, including implementing the Commission’s performance management scheme, may also be required.

The position holder will work collegiately with other teams across the Commission, as well as other key projects such as Close the Gap and the National Health Leadership Forum.

DUTIES:

1. Provide high quality advice to the Social Justice Commissioner and the Commission more generally in relation to, Indigenous property rights and economic development, and other issues as required.

2. Contribute to the design and delivery of the Commission’s project work on rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls. This will include contributing to the development and implementation of, stakeholder meetings and roundtables, provision of technical advice, drafting of correspondence and reports.

3. Develop and maintain a range of key stakeholder relationships, particularly within government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.

4. Analyse complex issues and undertake quality research, as well as prepare written materials that are evidence based, succinct and persuasive.

5. Prepare speeches and submissions in collaboration with other staff and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

6. Work collegiately with senior management staff at the Commission.

7. Other duties consistent with the above as directed.

Eligibility

1. Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, including communicating in a culturally competent manner, and an understanding of the human rights issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australia.

2. Demonstrated management ability including a capacity for leadership and experience in managing staff and resources and responding flexibly to changing work demands.

3. A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, including the requirement for proper negotiation and consultation, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on matters relevant to the delivery of the Governments Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander development policies.

4. High level conceptual, analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills with an innovative and creative approach to resolving issues and positively contributing to reform.

5. Demonstrated strong ability in research, analysis and strategy development, including legal and policy analysis.

6. Demonstrated writing ability, including the production of academic research and/or policy documents and the drafting of speeches and other public relations materials.

7. Demonstrated strong capacity to contribute to projects, often concurrently.

8. A well-developed capacity to work collaboratively to ensure that various stakeholder interests are recognised and managed positively and professionally.

9. Communication and presentation skills including a demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation confidently, persuasively, sensitively and articulately on matters relevant to the delivery of identified priorities.


Please note that the filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Notes

Please note that the filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter setting out how your skills and experience make you the best person for the job to jobs@humanrights.gov.au. The cover letter should outline your specific interest in the position and for working with the Commission. The information you provide will assist us to determine whether your skills, knowledge and experience are the right fit for the position, so be accurate, succinct and show a clear connection with the selection criteria for the role. There is no longer a requirement to address each selection criterion separately.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This is a non-ongoing vacancy for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

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 Islander people.

For more information:

Nick Devereaux, 02 9284 9869

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10710920

Agency website:

Australian Human Rights Commission website

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