Senior Project and Strategy Officer - Koori IPV Scheme

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The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ5925B
Closing Date: 30-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: DJ5925 Senior Project and Strategy Offivcer - Koori IPV Scheme - PD.doc (Word, 953KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Emma Catford on (03) 8684 6303

Position Details

About us

The Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO) is a business unit in the Regulation Division which operates as an internal review and assurance function to advise the Secretary, Department of Justice and Regulation on the performance of the youth justice and corrections systems.

JARO coordinates the Minister for Corrections' volunteer Independent Prison Visitor Scheme. Volunteers are appointed by the Minister to provide independent, objective advice about the operation of Victoria's prison system from a community perspective.

About the role

As the Senior Project and Strategy Officer, you will lead JARO's response to fulfilling its objectives under the Aboriginal Justice Agreement Phase 4. This includes the refresh and implementation of a strategy to increase the involvement of Koori community members in the Independent Prison Visitor Scheme. You will be required to review the current Koori IPV scheme and identify opportunities for improvement to support and strengthen the scheme. You will also develop strong stakeholder relationships and lead and coordinate community engagement and promotion of the scheme.

The role requires strong strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills, and the ability to develop (or harness existing) relationships with the Victorian Koori community in order to generate positive outcomes for the IPV Scheme.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, in regards to society and culture and the issues impacting on it
  • have interest and experience in Koori cultural issues and programs and services within the criminal justice system
  • be confident in creating and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse range of justice stakeholders, including the Victorian Koori community
  • be solution focussed and able to deliver innovative projects and outcomes in a dynamic environment.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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