Women’s Ranger Coordinator Kija

  • Full Time

Website Kimberley Land Council

About this Job

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Kija Women’s Ranger Coordinator assists the delivery of the Kija ranger program by providing strong leadership to a team of female Indigenous rangers to deliver on their annual works plan, as set by Kija traditional owners. The works plan is made up of a diverse range of cultural and natural resource management activities, including fire management, threatened and pest species management, on country trips with senior traditional owners, engagement with the local school and much more.

The Kija Women’s Ranger Coordinator will take a lead role in growing the capacity of the Kija women rangers and enhancing the traditional owner governance of the program.

We are looking for a dynamic and resilient individual with proven skills and capacity in Indigenous engagement, land and sea cultural and natural resource management, project management and administration.

This position is based in Warmun (Turkey Creek) and works across the Kija country in the East Kimberley in Western Australia.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties

1.       Supervise and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Kija Women Rangers to ensure delivery of the annual works plan.

2.       Collaborate with the Kija Ranger Coordinator, Healthy Country Advisory Committee and KLC’s LSMU staff to develop, monitor and report on ranger activities.

3.       Ensure effective day-to-day administrative management of the ranger program including timesheets, casual rangers and Traditional Owner payments, purchasing, scheduled maintenance and stock taking of equipment and supplies.

4.       Plan, supervise and participate in field activities to remote locations associated with completing the work plan and fee for service opportunities – including extended periods in the field i.e., camping overnight for field work or surveys.

5.       Work with and mentor the Rangers to develop their personal and project skills, leadership abilities and work ethic.  This will include mentoring rangers in specialist roles and developing their capacity and confidence to move into more senior roles.

6.       Support on the job training, identify training needs and liaise with the KLC Training Coordinator to engage with training providers so that there are appropriate professional learning outcomes for rangers.

7.       Work with Kija Ranger Coordinator and external organisations to develop partnerships and land and sea management projects and ensure appropriate governance, ownership and participation by Traditional Owners in these activities.

8.       Deliver on fee for service opportunities and other projects that support the development and sustainability of the ranger group and Traditional Owner aspirations.

9.       Assist researchers to engage in approved on-country research with Rangers and other Traditional Owners, and direct research requests through appropriate channel.

10.   Ensure high level responsibility taken by rangers for the care, maintenance and safekeeping of equipment and resources used and be ultimately responsible for the group’s assets.

11.   Always ensure compliance with cultural protocols and KLC Policy and Procedures, including the promotion of safe working practices and instruction of Rangers in Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures.

12. Participate and assist in KLC events as required, including KLC’s AGMs and LSMU meetings and regional forums.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential

1.       Qualification(s), or commensurate experience, in environmental management, conservation biology, anthropology, community development, or another related field.

2.       Experience managing small teams and/or coordinating on-ground natural and cultural resource management projects, preferably with Indigenous organisations.

3.       Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal social and cultural challenges in Northern Australia and willingness to commit to community empowerment, training and development.

4.       Experience in working independently with minimal supervision in a remote area and demonstrated capacity to remain focused, positive and organised in a challenging work environment.

5.       Good communication, negotiation and community consultation skills including ability to work with an advisory group and as a member of a team.

6.       Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management including grant writing, reporting and acquittals.

7.       Proficiency in administration, reporting, using computers and Microsoft Office suite.

8.       Current valid driver’s license and experience operating 4WD vehicles remote off road conditions.

9.     A Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or ability to obtain one.

HOW TO APPLY

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Upload a copy of your current resume and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria.

For further information about us, visit our website, www.klc.org.au

 

ABOUT THE KIMBERLEY LAND COUNCIL

Covering the Kimberley region of northern Westerns Australia, the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) commenced in 1978 and was formed by Kimberley Aboriginal people as a political land rights organisation. It has become the peak Indigenous body in the Kimberley, working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.

 

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be found.
The Kimberley Land Council is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women and people form culturally diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

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