May 28, 2018

Position Vacant: Project Officer, Stronger Communities for Children



Funded through the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department, Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) is a flexible initiative that works with Northern Territory communities to identify and implement local, integrated services and activities that create a safe and positive environment for children and families.  Ninti has been contracted to help Community Boards and Facilitating Partners identify the right services and activities to meet their needs, across ten sites.

Based in Alice Springs and reporting to the SCfC Program Manager, this role is responsible for:

  • supporting Facilitating Partners and local community boards to confidently manage the SCfC program;
  • providing support to SCfC stakeholders in areas such as community development processes, report writing, program development and selection, best practice and evidence based approaches, governance for local community boards and monitoring and evaluating impacts of the program;
  • establishing and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholders, especially Indigenous local community board members, remote community members, facilitating partner coordinators and staff, government officers and other relevant stakeholders;
  • assisting the Program Manager in a variety of tasks including reporting, research and literature reviews, resource and template development, facilitation of meetings, communications and organisation of forums.

Preferably with appropriate qualifications or relevant practical experience in community development, the successful candidate will have strong cross-cultural skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse range of stakeholders.  Sound knowledge of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory will be highly regarded, as will effective written and verbal communication skills.  This role will require travel to remote communities as required.

For a job and person specification, please see here.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell by email to 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Lucy or Justin Hinora on (08) 8100 8849 or 

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.