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Project Coordinator - Indigenous Family Violence Prevention

Respect Victoria

The Project Coordinator Indigenous Family Violence Prevention will support the implementation of two major research projects within Respect Victoria.  The role will also support other Respect Victoria efforts to deepen Aboriginal community focus in the agency’s work. The projects are a mapping of all Aboriginal family violence prevention initiatives and investments across Victoria to provide the Dhelk Dja Partnership with a strategic overview of current efforts, gaps and areas for future work and an Aboriginal-led primary prevention action research project which will design and test innovative community-led approaches to prevention. 

Are you

  • A professional with:
    • A demonstrated track record of designing, implementing and managing projects specifically Indigenous projects?
    • A strong knowledge of addressing the prevention of family violence?
    • Knowledge of and experience in working with Indigenous community organisations in Victoria?
    • Integrity of ethical program management, cultural awareness, strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills? 

You will:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of projects that build knowledge in the prevention of Indigenous family violence
  • Take responsibility for day to day management of contracted work including funding arrangements, regular reporting, monitoring of progress and supporting the delivery of quality projects
  • Assist a range of stakeholder relationship activities and build and forge strong connections with external stakeholders to facilitate partnership approaches in Indigenous family violence prevention
  • Provide advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions to prevent Indigenous family violence in liaison with Indigenous led organisations, mainstream organisations and Government representatives
  • Manage cross-functional delivery of advice on Indigenous family violence issues 

Respect Victoria

Was established as a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 in Oct 18. Respect Victoria. Respect Victoria will deliver on the commitments legislated in the Act and the objectives outlined in Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Respect Victoria is focused on the prevention of all forms of family violence for all Victorians.

Reporting to the Senior Intersectionality Adviser, this position involves project management of two significant initiatives – one addressing the mapping of family violence prevention programming in Victoria and one involving action research on prevention initiatives to be delivered through partnership with community agency and research providers.  The position will also support other Respect Victoria efforts to deepen Aboriginal community focus in the agency’s work.

Who we are looking for

  • Working knowledge and understanding of drivers of violence in Aboriginal communities would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, primary prevention of family violence highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including contract management and budget management highly desirable
  • You have strong problem-solving skills probe for the facts; liaises with stakeholders; analyses issues
  • You are self-managed plans and prioritises work to ensure outcomes are achieved 

What you can expect

  • Conduct meaningful work to assist Respect Victoria to reduce/eliminate family violence and violence against women
  • A competitive salary plus 9.5% super
  • A fantastic remote employee engagement program, flexible work arrangements and health and well-being initiatives
  • An emphasis on work/life balance
  • High-performing team environment  

    Respect Victoria promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment.

    Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant or if you have a disability and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please advise us.

    Contact Suzette Mitchell on 03 7004 7286 or at suzette.mitchell@respectvictoria.vic.gov.au, using the subject line: Project Coordinator - Indigenous Family Violence Prevention enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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