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Community Engagement Officer - Policy, Research and Education


Employer: The AIDS Action Council of the ACT Incorporated
Work Type/s: Full Time, Contract
Classification/s: Education & Training, GLBTI & Sexual Health, Health Promotion, Policy & Research, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 10 January, 2017.
Applications close: 10 February, 2017.

  • Classification: SaCs Level 6
  • Contract period: Until June 2019

Rewarding opportunity for experienced and motivated individual to work for a community based organisation in a multidisciplinary team in the heart of Canberra.

The Council is a community-based health organisation that originated in 1983 from a grass roots response to a looming crisis. The Council aims to reduce transmission or to minimise the personal and social impacts of HIV and AIDS by delivering broader HIV education and health promotion.

The AIDS Action Council employees staff who have lived experience and use this openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they work with. Lived experience is used to inform and contribute to staff culture and encourage community understanding and reduction of stigma and discrimination for all affected communities.

Selection Criteria - Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Key Attributes

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (eg. Public policy, health education or community development).
  • Experience in strategic policy development and analysis with an understanding of government and political process.
  • High level writing and editing skills with an emphasis on clear communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to contribute to the development and delivery of policy, research and education strategies.
  • An understanding of gay male sexual scenes and their cultures, including a demonstrated sensitivity to the issues of, and willingness to work with, people living with HIV/AIDS, gay men, and other people and communities at risk.
  • Sound knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STIs and other BBVs policy framework or an ability to acquire that knowledge within a short period of time.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the sex and gender diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity with/and about people of diverse gender, sex and sexualities to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent understanding of and demonstrable commitment to equalities and human rights.
  • Experience consulting with, interacting and working effectively with a diverse range of partners, stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including facilitation, negotiation and networking skills, with an ability to establish common goals.
  • Able to demonstrate high levels of competency in using computers, with familiarisation with the Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision, but also able to work collaboratively with a diverse team to meet the needs of the management, community and stakeholders.
How to apply for this job

A position description including selection criteria is available below or by contacting the Council at contact@aidsaction.org.au.

Applications need to be marked 'Confidential' and address the position's selection criteria.

A cover letter and curriculum vitae with the contact details of three referees must be submitted by close of business on Friday 10 February 2017.

Executive Director
PO Box 5245, Braddon ACT 2612 or by email to contact@aidsaction.org.au, using the subject line: Community Engagement Officer – Policy, Research and Education application via EthicalJobs.

For more information please contact Philippa Moss on 6257 2855 or email philippa.moss@aidsaction.org.au.

Supporting materials  Position Description - Community Engagement Officer - policy research education.pdf