Project Officer


AFANT - The Amateur Fishermen's Association of the NT


Darwin, NT

Salary etc:

$38,530 p.a. (FTE 0.5). Part-time. 2.5 days per week.

  • Status: Fixed, 12 months part-time (.5 FTE / 2.5 days per week) - with potential to expand the role subject to funding.
  • Remuneration: $38,530 (out of pocket expenses covered where travel etc is necessary).
  • Location: AFANT Office, Darwin.

AFANT is the peak body for recreational fishing in the Northern Territory and has a proud history of advocating for environmental protection and stewardship of our fisheries and aquatic environments for over 40 years.

We have partnered with OzFish Unlimited to pursue our shared goal of helping NT fishers take action to look after fish habitat. Project partner OzFish Unlimited is an exciting new NGO dedicated to helping the millions of Aussie recreational fishers take control of the health of their waterways and shore up the future of the sport they love. OzFish Unlimited successfully partners with fishers, fishing organisations and the broader community to invest time and money into the protection and restoration of our waterways.

AFANT is seeking an energetic Project Officer to join our team, based in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Some weekend work will be required, regular hours to be negotiated, with some flexibility in line with our 'Let Our People Go Fishing' policy.

Working for AFANT, in partnership with OzFish, along with local AFANT & OzFish volunteers, you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in local project delivery the greater Darwin area, including field work and events.
  • Resourcing local projects including; applying for funding, approaching businesses and stakeholders for support and fundraising..
  • Providing desktop support to fish habitat and citizen science project including, permits, mapping, species lists, budgeting and reporting.
  • Engaging fishers in AFANT & OzFish joint activities.
  • Communication and promotion of project activities in conjunction with the AFANT comms team (including social media posts and interactions).
  • General administrative support for projects.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for someone enthusiastic about fish habitat, fishing and community empowerment, who wants to make a difference to aquatic environments.

Key skills:

  1. Background study in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or similar / equivalent.
  2. Ability to work in a team and in a collaborative environment.
  3. Willingness to engage the community and manage volunteers.
  4. Experience in communication and promotion through social media.
  5. Willingness to travel, current drivers' licence and access to suitable vehicle for local travel.

It would be a bonus if you had any of the following.

  • Environmental restoration project experience.
  • Strong connections to the local fishing community.
  • Local area knowledge.

Date published:


Closing date:

08-Jul-2022, 5pm