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Women Rangers Environment Network Coordinator - Flexible Location

WWF-Australia
  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • WWF-Australia Office or other Australian based location negot.
  • Full time 2 year fixed term contract

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

About the organisation

WWF’s global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the team

As part of the Conservation – Healthy Land and Seascapes team, the Social Development unit manage a portfolio of community-based conservation and sustainable development projects and partnerships in Australia and overseas. The unit also provides technical support and guidance on the application of sustainable livelihoods, inclusive conservation, and Indigenous and local community engagement approaches across the organisation.

About the role

Working within the Healthy Land and Seascapes Conservation Team, this newly created position will build a knowledge network and community of practice to support Indigenous women working On Country. With an initial focus on supporting and connecting local “hubs” in northern Australia, the Women Rangers Environment Network Coordinator will provide support to Indigenous women rangers so that they can build their own skills and share knowledge about caring for the environment and through this, contribute to building both the natural and social capital of regional and remote Australia. 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.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • 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 and experience of natural resource management and its interface with the roles, needs and challenges of Indigenous women working On Country
  • Project management experience
  • Practical experience building partnerships to deliver positive program outcomes
  • Experience working independently in a remote area
  • Experience in organising events conducted On Country in remote areas
  • Good problem-solving skills and a capacity to establish work priorities and deliver on agreed outcomes.

Ideally you will have experience working with Indigenous ranger groups and/or Indigenous Protected Areas. The ideal candidate will have an ability to work constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF’s vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

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 and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via this link.

Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

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