An exceptional opportunity to join of Australia’s leading Non-for-Profits.
3 years, Full-time, 35 hours per week
At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.
Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?
Why you will love working at Oxfam
As part of First Peoples Program team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and flight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.
Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don’t worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what’s happened while you were away.
The First Peoples’ Program plays a central role in planning, managing and delivering programs and developing strong partnerships with First Peoples’ communities and partners. In this position, you are responsible for growing the advocacy and campaigning component of the First Peoples’ Program and building links with national allies to further Oxfam’s objectives. You are also expected to lead on new business or fundraising opportunities that enable increasing our efforts in supporting First Nations partners and allies.
As the Executive Lead First Peoples’ Program, you will ensure that there are effective linkages between the work of the First Peoples’ Program and the work of other units particularly Program Development and Effectiveness, Public Engagement (Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns, Media and Political Engagement), Fundraising and Resource Growth and the Office of the Chief Executive.
Given Oxfam is a global organisation, you will also play a critical role in linking the work of Oxfam Australia to the international confederation in our work alongside and in allyship with Indigenous communities; sharing our experience and learnings, and supporting racial justice initiatives, and building a network of Indigenous leaders across Oxfam’s programs. You will also contribute more broadly to how we work to bring stakeholders and networks together to advance our mission and bring the Australian experience to bear in the global movement. You will be part of the Executive Leadership Group and will work with other executives across the organisation to support the implementation of the OAU Strategic Framework which has First Peoples’ Justice as a key focus.
Desired Skills and Experience
A little about you (the key selection criteria)
To be successful in this role you will have:
Experience leading and supporting teams of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff at a senior management or executive level.
High-level understanding of the development and public policy issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including the linkages between local and national determinants of poverty and marginalisation.
Demonstrated success in strategy implementation, policy development and program management supported by strong financial management and administrative skills.
Ability to lead by empowering team members to take up their roles and autonomy and supporting them with challenges faced and day-to-day tasks if required.
Ability to influence decisions and behaviours horizontally across the organisation through communication and the establishment of trust, credibility and relationships.
We can offer you
A base salary of $163,636 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.
How to Apply
Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:
a cover letter that tells us why you want to join Oxfam Australia, and how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.
Applications close on 17 November 2023.
Here is the link to the Position Description.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.
Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.
We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.
This is a First Nations Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 27 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).