Program Manager - Yuku Baja Muliku - Erosion Control & Fire Management


Yuku Baja Mulikiu Landowner & Reserves Ltd


Cooktown, Queensland

Salary etc:

$77,000 p.a. + super. Contract, Full-time.

  • Base hours are 76hrs per fortnight.
  • Overtime as required to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Position: Full-time, two-year contract position.
  • Remuneration: $77,000 per annum plus super.

About Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd and the Yuku Baja Muliku Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Program

The Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers are employed by the Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd and funded by the Department of Environment and Science through the Qld Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program and the National Indigenous Australian Agency. Yuku Baja Muliku country, Annan River to Archer Point, is located 20km South of Cooktown, Cape York, FNQ. Our traditional lands border two of Australia's world heritage areas - the Wet Tropical Rainforests of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Our country covers 22,500 hectares and the region is rich in cultural sites which are entwined with fringing coral reefs, beaches, rainforests, woodlands, mangroves, saltpans, and seagrass beds. The rich biodiversity of the region includes turtles, dugongs, Bennett's tree kangaroos, and striped possums. Furthermore, the region includes some of the most pristine fringing coral reefs in the tropics and it is the convergence zone between the healthy and stable turtle and dugong populations of Cape York and the declining populations to our south. (https://www.archerpoint.com.au).

Scope of Position

The Yuku-Baja-Muliku (YBM) people are the Traditional Custodians of Archer Point, which is located 20km South of Cooktown in Cape York Peninsula. Historically, YBM people lived between Annan River and Archer Point and moved throughout this area with the seasons to hunt and gather food. After many decades of neglect and land speculation, Yuku-Baja-Muliku has land returned to our people. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure sustainable and comprehensive management of this significant region, while also allowing our people the opportunity to strive towards economic independence. To meet these responsibilities, YBM has developed several plans and initiatives over the past 14 years, including an Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Program, TUMRA, and a Land and Sea Country Strategic Plan. Building on this work, YBM developed this project, Understanding the impacts of erosion control and fire management on water quality in Yuku-Baja Muliku Country, to address the features that we see as foundational to management of our country: Erosion Control, fire management and water quality management.

Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd is seeking a suitably experienced and skilled person to fill the position YBM Erosion Control & Fire Management project - Program Manager to assist in the management and implementation of the position YBM Erosion Control & Fire Management project.

Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd regards the successful operation of the YBM Erosion Control & Fire Management project with the Yuku Baja Muliku Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program as essential for the future well-being of Yuku Baja Muliku traditional country.

Capabilities & Experience

  • Work closely with CEO, Traditional Owners, Board and other stakeholders of Yuku Baja Muliku.
  • Identify and secure funding for On Country projects.
  • Experience and expertise in project management in this region or in a similar region.
  • Experience in developing and managing programs.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluating and reporting project deliverables and outcomes.
  • Experience in managing teams.

Key Duties

  • Ensure the obligations of Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd Deed of Grant with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
  • Work with YBM Traditional Owners and YBM Ranger team to develop and deliver project plans, initiatives, and project outcomes.
  • Work with Rangers and Traditional Owners to collect and store data, and work with elders and other experts (scientists) to understand the data and use it to make informed decisions about how to best look after our place.
  • Investigate and implement training opportunities focused on the impacts of erosion control, fire management and water quality on country.
  • Undertake the responsibilities of the position adhering to:
    • Equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation and requirements.
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation and requirements.
  • Legal requirements.
  • Reporting to Government and funding agencies as required.
  • This position will involve travel and at times flexibility in working hours.

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