• Permanent position located in Darwin, Sydney or Melbourne • An amazing opportunity with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations • Improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia • Continue 29 years of impact working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and carry on Fred Hollows’ legacy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Advocacy and Engagement Manager, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic policy officer to provide high level advocacy and policy advice to the Indigenous Australia Program. To do this role effectively you will have: • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Excellent problem solving skills • Excellent relationship management skills • Capacity to contribute to a strong policy evidence base through critical analysis • Project management skills and ability to be flexible with changing priorities Key accountabilities 1. Undertake research and policy analysis on current and emerging policy areas related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and health. 2. Prepare high quality written materials including briefings, discussion papers and policy positions. 3. Support the Indigenous Australia Program and national eye health sector advocacy initiatives. 4. Work with the IAP to translate research and program evidence into policy positions. 5. Contribute to development of organisation and sector submissions to government and other inquiries as applicable. 6. Develop and implement quality project plans to ensure effective translation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy goals into actionable strategies and plans.
To be successful in this role we are looking for the following: • Demonstrated ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and working knowledge of the diverse circumstances and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples • High level experience in areas of research, policy analysis and policy development • High level experience of writing in various formats for internal and external audiences • Demonstrated understanding of health issues effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples • Knowledge of national public policy across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and eye health • Strong advocacy and influencing skills • Understanding of advocacy and communication approaches
How we recognise your contribution: Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you. These include: • Competitive salary • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.
The role can be located in Sydney, Melbourne or Darwin. How to Apply: Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “The Fred Hollows Foundation – Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser” Your application should include: • an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. • a cover letter and details describing your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role paying close attention to the key experience requirements outlined above (About You) • Applications must be received by midnight June 16, 2021. How to get more information Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880 Or [email protected] or 02-80016603 The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.