Project Officer - Aboriginal Strategy & Oversight (VPSG2)

Job posted: 23/03/2021
Applications close: 25/06/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $53,946 - $69,276

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/606928

Reference: VG/606928

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $53,946 - $69,276

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Project Officer - Aboriginal Strategy & Oversight 

As an entry level position into the branch, the Project Officer plays a role in cross-department and government collaboration to advance Aboriginal self-determination.

You will contribute to policy and research that ensures policy priorities and projects are aligned with broader governmental reforms. You will also contribute to a dynamic, innovative branch that translates Aboriginal community aspirations into public policy and project design through innovative evidence-based research.

The Oversight team is characterised by dynamic thinking and is known for sharpening the policy narrative to profile the voice of Aboriginal people. It is responsible for work that is both high impact and high quality. Oversight plays a leading role in cross-department and government collaboration to advance Aboriginal self-determination in both policy design and reporting.

We lead project delivery through multidisciplinary teams; advisory and rapid support on projects; and leadership across Aboriginal strategy and program delivery. We create opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians who experience vulnerability to be central to decision-making that informs their health, wellbeing and safety experiences and improve their life outcomes.

We are responsible for ensuring Aboriginal voice and person-centred approaches are pursued and include Aboriginal clients (voice of lived experience), stakeholders (voice of intent) and partners (voice of expertise).

Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Project Officer - Aboriginal Strategy & Oversight  (VPSG2)

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Gemma Unwin | 0447 913 039

Project Officer - Aboriginal Strategy & Oversight  (VPSG2)