Various positions, major indigenous land management collaboration


Desert Support Services Pty Ltd


Perth, Western Australia

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Salary packaging + benefits & generous conditions

Range of positions – major Indigenous land management collaboration

Located in East Perth, Desert Support Services Pty Ltd (DSS - part of the Central Desert Group) is committed to assisting traditional owners and their representative bodies to use their traditional lands to fulfil their social, cultural and economic aspirations to achieve a sustainable and independent future.

We are looking for smart, innovative and experienced people to fill a number of positions to oversee the implementation and successful delivery of a major Indigenous land management collaboration across Australia’s deserts.

The collaboration, which includes Indigenous organisations, and international and regional conservation organisations, will deliver a range of activities to enhance environmental resilience, improve Indigenous livelihoods and develop a strong Indigenous representative body for Indigenous rangers and their organisations across the deserts.

Funding from a US-based Foundation for the collaboration is currently subject to contract negotiations and is expected to commence in early 2018. Funding will be over 5 years until 31 December 2022.

The positions we are seeking to fill are:

  • Program Manager - this is a full-time position over the life of the project and involves the negotiation and contract management of project activities being delivered by partners and other organisations and liaison with funding organisations;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - this is a full-time position over the life of the project and involves the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the project with the collection of both baseline and ongoing data for key objectives or outcomes; and

  • Communications Officer - this is a half-time position (18.75 hours per week) over the life of the project and involves the development and implementation of a project communications plan targeting key stakeholders or audiences using a variety of formats and media.

The team will be headed up by the General Manager - Major Projects. 

If you have experience or qualifications for any of the above roles and are keen to work with a progressive not-for-profit organisation in Indigenous affairs then these positions could be for you.

It is expected that the successful candidates will be based in our Perth office and be available to travel to remote desert communities or interstate as required.

All positions will be subject to a successful probation period.

How do you apply for these fantastic positions that offer an opportunity to work in a progressive, rewarding and hands-on working environment?

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


  • Salary packaging of approximately $15,900 per annum plus an additional $2,650 per annum for meals and accommodation is available
  • Generous employment conditions as per enterprise bargaining agreement

Applications close 9am (Australian Western Standard Time) on Monday, 19 February 2018.

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