April 29, 2019

Position Vacant: Project Officer

The National Best Practice Unit – Tackling Indigenous Smoking was established to provide tailored support to organisations funded under the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking program for regional grants. The unit can assist organisations with TIS-related matters, such as:

  • accessing research, information and resources on tobacco control
  • developing Action Plans for TIS activities
  • developing local measures and monitoring the impact of TIS activities
  • developing performance indicators and monitoring the impact of TIS activities
  • accessing relevant training and networking opportunities (such as brief intervention training, smoking cessation workshops).

About the role

The Project Officer will support the Australian Nurse-family Partnership Program (ANFPP) home visiting staff to assist clients and their families to reduce smoking.

The Project Officer will work closely with the Senior Project Officer and ANFPP NPC staff. NBPU TIS supports regional tobacco grant recipients in their efforts to reduce the rates of smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The ANFPP is an evidence-based home-visiting program where women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby are visited by a nurse and Indigenous worker during pregnancy and until their infant is two years of age.

Duty Statement:

  • Work with the Australian Nurse – family Partnership Program (ANFPP) staff to develop and deliver tailored support to reduce the prevalence of smoking in their clients
  • Undertake an environmental scan to understand current services available to support quitting smoking at ANFPP sites
  • Review smoking related material within the program and update
  • Provide education on practical skills to support mothers and their families reduce smoking
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the ANFPP team, NBPU team members, expert providers and other Ninti One staff
  • Contribute to a team culture that engenders cooperation across disciplines and cultures.
  • Maintain ethical standards in the conduct of project activities
  • Travel within Australia as required.
  • Undertake any other relevant work as necessary.

Benefits and perks

  • Hackney based office with parking
  • Innovative workplace with a supportive team culture

Skills and experience

  • High level Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross cultural understanding and sensitivity
  • Knowledge of the impacts of smoking on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Project, community development, or similar experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Australia
  • Understanding or experience of evidence-based practice and measuring change
  • Well organized, with excellent time management and ability to set priorities, and to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Team player
  • Microsoft office suite
  • Current Drivers License

The role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply

Must be a non-smoker or on a program to give up smoking.


To discuss this position further please contact Karen Kairupan on or 08 8211 0402

To apply visit here