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Connected Beginnings - Project Manager - Derby

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

This senior role exists to lead the Connected Beginnings Program in Derby and to ensure that the program responds to the needs of community and stakeholders and improves school transition for children (0-5 years old).  The Connected Beginnings Program is a Collective Impact project and WVA plays the role of the backbone organisation.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and management for Connected Beginnings staff working on the Connected Beginnings Projects.
  • Set the strategic direction for relevant staff to work towards the regional and project goals.
  • In collaboration with the Operations Coordinator, manage the project cost centre (creating budgets, reforecasting, monthly budget reports and day-to-day budget management).
  • Achieve project outputs and outcomes as per project design.
  • Lead quarterly and annual participatory implementation planning for the Connected Beginnings team considering feedback from stakeholders, team learnings and project design, monitoring and evaluation, as well as quarterly team reflections.
  • Work with Australia Programs Development and Effectiveness team to undertake assessment activities, design work and ensure the project design and planned activities are responsive to changing needs of the communities.
  • Develop and maintain healthy partnerships with all project stakeholders by providing clear guidance so that the Governance Group effectively operates.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Governance and Cultural Advisor to conduct regular partnership health checks and mitigate emerging risks to partnerships.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Degree or certificate in social sciences, community development or relevant field
  • Proven success and experience in team, project & financial management
  • High level leadership skills coupled with Partnering & negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with remote Aboriginal communities in a development context
  • Experience supporting community engagement and participation
  • Desirable: Experience in implementing a Collective Impact Initiative
  • Demonstrated understanding of community development processes, gender equality, participatory approaches, development theory, collective impact methodology & systemic change
  • Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills including report writing skills
  • Experience coaching and mentoring staff
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply sound judgement based on evidence, knowledge and understanding.
  • Excellent implementation skills to evaluate effectiveness and adjust actions as required
  • Adaptive approach to identifying, trailing and realigning strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience including data gathering and collation 

What you need to know:

This role is full time, fixed term contract until Dec 2022 based in West Kimberley, WA. This role requires occasional travel for field-based activity (5-10%).

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 First Nations 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. World Vision is committed to ensuring First Nations 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 First Nations staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture and their collaborations in the program. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader World Vision organisation regarding our work with First Nations 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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