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Senior Policy & Research Officer - Darwin / Alice Springs

SNAICC National Voice for our Children

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  • Full time
  • Fixed term – 12 months
  • Location: Northern Territory (Alice Springs or Darwin)
  • Salary $109,966 + 11.5% super & salary packaging options

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

SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children is growing quickly and continues to expand its policy team as it takes on many exciting systemic advocacy and research projects that will improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

The Position

SNAICC is working in partnership with Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT) to deliver child and family policy reform initiatives in the Northern Territory including the scoping and design of a Peak Body for Aboriginal children and families and the development of a child and family sector strengthening plan and market strategy.

The Senior Policy & Research Officer will lead SNAICC’s contributions to this work through establishing strong working relationships with APO NT, working collaboratively to deliver policy research, analysis and engagement and delivering high quality project outputs within the required timeframe and budget. The incumbent will also research and draft high-quality policy advice, briefings, reports, submissions, resources and other project documentation related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family policy in the Northern Territory.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Demonstrates capability to work effectively to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to progress policy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Has previous experience in policy development, social research and/or advocacy
  • Has strong writing skills, including developing reports, submissions and papers, and has demonstrated capacity to research, analyse, understand and write concisely about complex social policy issues
  • Has strong project management skills including the ability to work collaboratively with project stakeholders, develop and implement project work plans and meet deadlines.

About the Organisation

Established in 1981, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the national non-government peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC’s vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued. We work to amplify the voice of community and the sector for the fulfilment of the rights of our children.

SNAICC plays a key role in the following areas:

  • Research and policy development, with high-level leadership, policy and sector representation
  • Training and resource design, development and delivery including topics such as early childhood development, partnerships, family support, trauma, and cultural competency
  • Support for sector development, membership, and networking

What we can offer you

  • Inclusive and positive team culture
  • As a charitable organisation our staff benefit from Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax free salary component and an additional component of up to $2,650 tax-free to be spent on meals entertainment / accommodation & venue hire – subject to Government regulations).
  • Salary sacrifice - Superannuation and car (new and old)
  • Leave loading and extended leave provisions
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Internal and external professional learning and development opportunities
  • Top up parental leave benefits
  • We offer employees and their immediate family members access to a confidential, impartial and professional counselling and coaching service.

For general information about SNAICC, visit the SNAICC website: https://www.snaicc.org.au/

Initial inquiries to Recruitment by [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Policy & Research Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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