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Project Officer - Sustainable Ag Facilitator


Rangelands NRM


Murchison/Gascoyne, WA

Rangelands NRM are currently looking for a Project Officer/Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator. Working predominantly across the Gascoyne, Murchison & Goldfields regions of WA.

The Project Officer/Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator (SAF) will provide a designated, central point of contact for farmers, landholders, industry and community groups to support the adoption of sustainable, climate-smart agriculture practices. The role of the SAF is to improve farmers’ and other agriculture stakeholders’ knowledge and uptake of climate-smart practices, including understanding of environmental markets. Facilitating partnerships and support other climate-smart sustainable agriculture projects in the region. 

The key areas of responsibility:

  1. Engage and inform farmers, landholders, community groups, and agriculture industries within the Gascoyne, Murchison, Goldfields rangelands region about climate-smart, sustainable agriculture practices to help achieve outcomes. 
  2. Facilitate partnerships and connections that will assist farmers, landholders, community groups and agriculture industries to work together to achieve outcomes. 
  3. Support the delivery of sustainable agriculture projects across the rangelands regions. 
  4. Project implementation in accordance with internal processes and project management directives – effective management of activities, outputs and outcomes, including procurement, monitoring and evaluation. 
  5. Project reporting– including timelines, status reports, updates on schedule, budget and project acquittals. 
  6. Written communication responsibilities for projects – compile and submit all required documents to meet project reporting and internal reporting requirements.  
  7. Analytical responsibilities – troubleshoot and resolve any issues or challenges that may arise. 
  8. Interpersonal skills – liaise with external stakeholders to foster effective relationships, communication and collaboration and work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure outcomes are achieved. 
  9. Develop and progress project initiatives with guidance from wider management and executive team. 
  10. Work with and provide support to wider team to achieve Rangelands objectives. 
  11. Perform other duties as directed. 

Position Specifications

  • Demonstrated project implementation skills and experience
  • Proven interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of agricultural production and natural resource management
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in appropriate discipline
  • Possession of C class driver’s license
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups would be an advantage.
  • Strong community connections throughout the rangelands are valuable but not essential.
  • Real passion and interest in climate information and adaptation for change.

Employment terms:

  • Part time position (0.6 FTE).
  • Working from our office in Dongara (or Carnarvon or surrounds) is preferenced. Wider rangeland region may also be considered for the right candidate.
  • Police Clearance.
  • Remote and regional travel will be required.
  • At times you may be required to work outside of normal business hours.

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