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Program Lead - Indigenous Women Rangers Network - Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane

  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • WWF-Australia Office location negotiable
  • 2 year fixed term contract
  • Join a diverse global network of local organisations working for people and planet in 100 countries
  • Work in a high performing, values-driven organisation

About Us

WWF-Australia is an award-winning and innovative organisation determined to do things differently. We use our superpowers to partner in delivering nature-positive solutions, empowering communities, and halting climate change - in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the Southern Hemisphere and globally. We are a values-driven organisation with a diverse global network of local organisations working in 100 countries. We work as a catalyst with communities, First Nations, governments, businesses, innovators, and philanthropists towards our global mission: to build a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature. 

Learn more about the project: youtube.com/watch?v=Nhzk6Kgg1jk.

About the Role

This position manages and coordinates a structured, peer-to-peer knowledge network and community of practice to support Indigenous women working for healthy Country. The role will support the growth and journey of the network to strengthen women rangers' career pathways, provide more avenues for women from different ranger teams to work together and share knowledge, increase opportunities for women to gather on Country to support each other and make their voices heard and ultimately bring benefits to Country and people. The role will be responsible for meeting the highest standards of Indigenous community collaboration.

The position will work closely with Indigenous partner organisations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities

(Refer to Person Description for full list of Key Accountabilities)

  • Partners with key Indigenous organisations and other stakeholders to coordinate the delivery of a national women's environmental network and community of practice to support the goals of Indigenous women caring for Country.
  • Project management including project design, reporting, budgets, monitoring and evaluation of conservation and social impact.
  • Engages and collaborates with Indigenous women's groups to review project design, needs, opportunities, and interests in local partnership agreements to foster true partnership and meet WWF-s Inclusive conservation standards.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

(Refer to Person Description for full list of Selection Criteria)

  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with particular insight and understanding of the needs and challenges faced by Indigenous women.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people within in a professional environment.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in Natural Resource Management and its interface with the roles, needs and challenges of Indigenous women working on country.

Our Commitment to Diversity: WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding: WWF-Australia is committed to acting with respect and upholding the human rights, welfare and dignity of all persons we employ, engage with or who are affected by our activities and work, with special regard for vulnerable individuals and children.

As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo background checks relevant to your position (eg. Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies, and sign our Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


Applicants can apply by clicking 'Apply Now' below. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.

Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV).

Note that applicants require current unlimited working rights in Australia to be eligible for this role.

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