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APO NT Policy Officer - NT Generational Strategy

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
  • Duration: Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full-Time
  • Location: Darwin


AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Northern Territory and advocates for equity in health, focusing on supporting the provision of high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities. APO NT is an alliance of AMSANT, CLC and AHNT. AMSANT auspices APO NT funding and staff under arrangement and direction from the APO NT Governing Group.

Primary Objective

The position is focused on developing input from APO NT to contribute to the Children and Families Tripartite Forum Community Sector partners’ Generational Strategy response.

The position will work closely with the other Community Sector Generational Strategy Policy Officers (NTCOSS and NAAJA) and Coordinator on developing collective input from the Community Sector members into the development of the Generational Strategy through the Children and Families Tripartite Forum Generational Strategy Working Group (Working Group).

Key Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate and manage input from APO NT to the co-design process of developing the Generational Strategy, working in collaboration with the Community Sector Generational Strategy Policy Officers and Coordinator, and through the Generational Strategy Working Group.
  2. Coordinate and provide APO NT’s input to Working Group processes and meetings.
  3. Identify and document policy issues of concern to APO NT.
  4. Facilitate engagement with relevant NTG and Commonwealth agencies such as Territory Families, the Department of Health and Department of Social Services.
  5. Advise and receive direction from the APO NT Governing Group.
  6. Other related duties as required by the Policy Manager.

Selection Criteria:


  • Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in the health, social sciences, political science, law or similar relevant work experience
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Demonstrated capability in cultivating productive working relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicates with Influence: Well developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated achievement in preparing reports for diverse audiences
  • High level written and oral communication skills including presentation and engagement skills; and demonstrated ability in research and analysis, and preparation of reports, submissions and discussion papers in a timely manner
  • Problem-solving: Ability to quickly identify and understand issues and think strategically and independently to find innovative solutions
  • Project management: Ability to work autonomously and to coordinate the input of others to the project; and the ability to effectively balance competing priorities and deadlines.


  • Understanding of the Aboriginal community-controlled sector in the NT
  • Experience in the community controlled sector

Appointment Factors: (Appointment is subject to)

  • Willingness to undergo a Police Check
  • Ability to obtain a Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Driver’s Licence

What We Offer:

  • An Aboriginal community-controlled peak body that encourages work/life balance
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits
  • An inclusive and multi-cultural work environment
  • Personal development opportunities

If you are passionate about contributing to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities, take this opportunity to make a difference.

For a copy of the job description please see attached or visit www.amsant.org.au.

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

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