Principal Project Officer Indigenous Identified
Queensland Goverment
Cairns, Australia
10d ago

The Principal Project Officer (AO6) Indigenous Identified will be responsible for a range of tasks including :

  • manage team performance to deliver outcomes for the Aboriginal partnerships program, includes initial planning, budget management, resource allocation, timely delivery of tasks and reporting.
  • undertake liaison with Rainforest Aboriginal people and their representative organisations, other government agencies and partners on issues related to Aboriginal interests in the World Heritage Area.
  • support processes to re-fresh The Wet Tropics of Queensland Regional Agreement with partners and work towards a more comprehensive involvement of Rainforest Aboriginal people in the management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
  • manage internal and external relationships to ensure meaningful involvement of Rainforest Aboriginal people in the Wet Tropics Management Plan review, includes providing advice on native title related matters and supporting free prior and informed consent processes.
  • develop and implement policies, procedures and strategies relating to the involvement of Rainforest Aboriginal people in the management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
  • prepare reports, submissions and correspondence on issues relevant to the work the team, including responses to Ministerial correspondence and reports and analysis on sensitive matters.
  • initiate, lead and facilitate training in information sharing to strengthen cultural capability, includes development of learning opportunities to assist people, groups and communities associated with the Authority to build skills and knowledge necessary to address relevant issues.
  • resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project progress.
  • Within the context of the responsibilities described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who :

  • demonstrates ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people and has a practical understanding of Indigenous land and sea management issues.
  • demonstrates experience in program management and meaningfully engaging and working collaboratively with Aboriginal people and other partners;
  • and to strengthen relationships between Rainforest Aboriginal people and other partners.

  • demonstrates sound communication, consultation and liaison skills and the ability to interact with officers at all levels of Government and a wide variety of non-government organisations.
  • demonstrates leadership and management skills to coach, mentor and provide advice to staff and to bring out the best in them to deliver outcomes.
  • demonstrates knowledge in native title, cultural heritage, protected area management and / or reconciliation.
  • This role is designated as Indigenous Identified. Under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), it is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander person.

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