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Early Childhood Development Project Manager - Derby

World Vision

The Opportunity to lead a team of Changemakers

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting First Nations communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges.

Reporting to the West Australia Program Manager, we are seeking an Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Project Manager based in Derby WA to lead the ECCD team project.

This role exists to manage and lead:

  • The adaptation, development, implementation and evaluation of the West Kimberley ECCD project with our partner communities
  • The relationship with our implementation partners and stakeholders
  • The staff including casual staff in remote communities

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Project Management – Lead annual participatory implementation planning, monitoring and evaluating for the projects; Support the team to engage community and stakeholders to successfully implement the annual project implementation plan; Manage project and resources in line with standard WVA policies and requirements along with any contractual requirements.
  • Grant & Financial Management – Development of annual budget in collaboration with operations team; Manage the project cost centre; Manage relationship and expectations of grant providers to maintain ongoing funding.
  • Lead ECCD Project Team - Provide leadership and management for all ECCD project staff working on the project; Set the strategic direction for relevant staff to work towards project goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partners - Work closely with Ngunga Women’s Group to ensure that annual agreed partnership and training milestone are met.
  • Communication, Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation - Monitor and work with project staff to identify challenges and lessons learned; Manage the project data collection system; Submit high quality project reports.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • A deep commitment and passion for early childhood issues in Australia 
  • Understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting First Nations people in Western Australia
  • Good understanding of, & firm commitment to, community development processes, gender equity, participatory approaches and development theory 
  • Degree qualification in Children and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Community Development, Behavioural or Social Sciences, related discipline or equivalent experience

What you need to know

This role is a fixed term contract (until end of June 2022) operating in a full-time capacity and will be based in our West Kimberley Office in Derby, WA.

Remote benefits and relocation support will be provided.

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

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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