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Data Project Officer

Employer: Foster and Kinship Carers Association
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Administration, I.T. & Communication Technology
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Darwin

Job posted on: 15 March, 2019.
Applications close: 31 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Contract: Full-time – 6 months contract position
  • Position Location: This position is based in Darwin
  • Terms of Employment: Full time position 37.5 hours per week for six-month period.
  • Skills level: 5.1 SCHADS award
  • Salary: circa $40,755 for the 6 months period including Superannuation and annual leave (pro-rata) – Hourly rate $38.18. Generous salary packaging benefits are available under FKCA’s PBI status.
  • Reports to: Executives
  • Special Measures: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT (FKCA) is an independent community based incorporated body that empowers fosters and kinship carers through knowledge, support and advocacy. 

As a specialist peak body for all foster and kinship carers, the core business of FKCA is to represent and advocate for the best interests of foster and kinship carers, both current and potential, ensuring policy and practice implemented by Territory Families is appropriate and fair and equitable for all foster and kinship carers, their families and the children in their care.

FKCA plays a pivotal role in providing advice and support for carers navigating often complex and difficult interactions with Territory Families to have issues and concerns addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.

FKCA is funded by Territory Families to provide carer recruitment, support and systemic and individual advocacy services to all carers regardless of background, culture, religion, gender, relationship status within the Northern Territory. 

Position Summary

This new role offers an exciting opportunity to work with our dynamic team in developing and improving data quality and a strong carer evidence base.

The Project Officer role requires the person to have well-developed administrative, time management skills, and tasks of a confidential nature. This role will liaise with our members who are carers in the child protection out of home care sector and wider community.

This role will suit a self-starter with hands on client data management experience.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute data cleaning and data management processes
  • Manage the technical and governance aspects of the new database including the development of data governance procedures and processes
  • Prepare high quality documents, reports, letters and other corporate communications
  • Data mapping from legacy to improve new carer system
  • Undertake other duties consistent with the position where required and/or requested by management from time to time

Experience – Skills and Knowledge

  • Well-developed communication verbal and written skills, with a demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality written documentation with attention to detail and consideration of confidentiality and privacy requirements
  • Accurate data entering ensuring integrity and accuracy of all data and inputs
  • Correcting, verifying and deleting non-required data and combining data
  • Liaising with external stakeholders
  • Achieving deadlines with high quality of work


  • Data Entry experience essential
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products 

Mandatory Requirements

  1. NT drivers licence
  2. Working with Children’s Card (Ochre Card) or the ability to obtain is mandatory for this role
How to apply for this job

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