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- Job posted on: 20th Nov 2023
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Since 1999, The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This year marks The Foundation’s 30th anniversary of carrying on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen. It is not just what we do that is important to us, it is also the way that we do it that matters.
We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight. We work around the world so that no one is left behind, and in Australia we work tirelessly to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can always exercise their right to sight, good health and self-determination. Our priority is to work with communities to improve their own eye health. We do this through life-changing surgeries and treatments, training doctors and health workers, generating new ideas, and pushing for change at all levels – from local to global.
In 2021, The Foundation elevated it’s commitment to achieving social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as led and determined by them and to be publicly accountable and to be recognised as a true ally. A key focus of our work is to support the full implementation of the Uluru Statement – Voice, Treaty, Truth and progress health equity, through actively supporting the Close the Gap Campaign, Partnerships for Justice in Health and the Coalition of Peaks Reform Agenda.
The Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Adviser position supports the Director of Social Justice and Regional Engagement and the CEO to manage key stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally to The Foundation, and identifies, instigates, and supports social justice and health equity initiatives across The Foundation.
The Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Advisor supports The Foundation to apply the lessons of equity and inclusion, as experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, that best assist marginalised groups across our global work, both internally and externally.
You will be a relationship manager, able to build strong working relationships with both key internal and external stakeholders. You will be a team player, able to work within a culturally diverse organisation. You will be a driven and energetic individual able to work in an agile environment. Further, you will adaptable, resilient and open to change. You will have demonstrated experience working and communicating effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and have a good understanding of health issues effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Finally, you will be an effective researcher, with strong policy analysis skills. This will be coupled with a good understanding of project management.
Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:
Please apply directly via the "Apply Now" Button, please include a CV and Cover Letter. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Global Talent Acquisition Lead, Hanna Hadaya at [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Adviser - Remote / Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs, for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.
Applicants for this role must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community.
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.
A position description is attached.
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