Senior Programs Officer

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  • Melbourne
  • Community Services and Engagement
  • This job will close on 30 May 2024
  • $106,534 - $128,897

About the role

As Senior Program Officer you will report to the Manager, Programs and autonomously work alongside Aboriginal organisations to lead on the design, development, and implementation of allocated programs, and the, evaluation and redesign of established programs.

Regional travel will be required for this role.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Utilising high level expertise, and working alongside Aboriginal communities and organisations, autonomously lead the design, development, implementation, evaluation and redesign of allocated Aboriginal-led programs and pilots.
  • Proactively scope and manage the end-to-end delivery of projects, ensuring risks are mitigated, projects are delivered on time and to budget, and monitoring and reporting on progress meets required objectives.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging thinking, research and initiatives relevant to Aboriginal Justice and programs design and delivery.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

This is an Aboriginal Prioritised position, a role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to identify, develop and implement new policies, programs and initiatives.

What's on offer?

Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service

Attractive Salary - VPS Grade 5: $106,534 - $128,897 plus superannuation

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

Where will the candidate be working?

The Koori Justice Unit (KJU) is a unit within the Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), which has been established to help realise a clear vision of a fair and accessible justice system for Aboriginal people.

The KJU is responsible for development and coordinating the implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja - currently in its fourth phase (AJA4), in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Victorian government, in line with realising Aboriginal self-determination. The AJA drives structural and systemic transformation across the department and the VPS to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. The AJA has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including early intervention and prevention programs, diversion initiatives, and rehabilitation and reintegration support.

The Programs team operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires capacity to exercise sound judgement, work collaboratively with stakeholders and deliver effective and timely actions. A key requirement of the role is demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with ACCOs, their representatives, and the broader network of community and government stakeholders.

Application Requirements

  • A qualification in project management, public administration or a related discipline is desirable. -
  • A current Victorian Driver's Licence.

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For further information:

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Belinda Kristensen

Department of Justice and Community Safety
[email protected]