NACCHO Aboriginal Health Employment alert : Oxfam #ClosetheGap Aboriginal Policy and Advocacy Lead

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” Lead and manage Oxfam Australia’s policy and advocacy work in key public campaigns such as Close the Gap and Change the Record; identify opportunities for Oxfam to engage policy makers and the public in relation to our work on Indigenous rights; oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our policy and advocacy work “

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Advocacy Lead

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Program (ATSIPP) – Oxfam Australia 

  • Full Time, 35 hours per week
  • Permanent role
  • Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra based (with regular interstate travel)
  • Remuneration package $98,010 including superannuation

The Role

Oxfam Australia is one of Australia’s largest independent non-government organisations focusing on international aid and development. We have a strong commitment to the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and has been working to support self – determination for over 30 years. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Program (ATSIPP) sits within the Programs Directorate.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Advocacy Lead is responsible for Oxfam Australia’s policy and advocacy work on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights including the development and implementation of advocacy strategies; the development, analysis and review of policy and research; the management of key stakeholder relationships and the coordination of public campaigns.

Key features of this role will be:

  • Lead and manage Oxfam Australia’s policy and advocacy work in key public campaigns such as Close the Gap and Change the Record; identify opportunities for Oxfam to engage policy makers and the public in relation to our work on Indigenous rights; oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our policy and advocacy work;
  • Establish strong and productive relationships with high level external stakeholders including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and organisations, relevant partners, allies and coalitions in the private and not for profit sectors, and the Australian Government;
  • Coordinate Oxfam’s research related to the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and work with our media staff to maximise the impact of research.

In order to be successful the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Advocacy Lead will not only work closely with the ATSIPP team but also with staff in our Public Policy and Advocacy and Active Citizenship units.  The Policy and Advocacy Lead will also need engage with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and organisations in key sectors of health, justice and Indigenous rights.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated high level understanding of the Australian political system at Federal, State and Territory levels and current state of Indigenous policy within these jurisdictions;
  2. Demonstrated experience working in cross cultural settings and in particular working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, organisations, and communities;
  3. High level understanding of human rights, with a particular focus on the rights of and issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  4. Experience working collaboratively in large coalitions or alliances under the direction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership;
  5. Excellent people management and interpersonal skills, including negotiation, diplomacy and collegiality in cross-cultural contexts with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  6. Ability to translate complex public policy issues into clearly written material for lobbying, media and other communications;

This is a great opportunity to support Oxfam’s work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations. We offer a flexible and supportive team environment of professionals dedicated to making a difference. It would be an ideal opportunity to learn more about Oxfam’s approach to program, policy and advocacy work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to Apply

  • Please visit https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/jobs for application details
  • To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter and a response addressing the required selection criteria outlined above in this ad
  • Applications close Friday 10 February 2017 5pm (AEST)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

Appointment to this position will require a satisfactory clearance of a police check and/or working with children check.

Oxfam Australia is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

To be eligible for this position, you must have the legal right to work in Australia.