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Job Ad – Project Officer Kimberley/Pilbara

  • Work with a small but dedicated team
  • Broome based (Other Kimberley/Pilbara locations considered)
  • Part-time position/flexible hours

Rangelands NRM is a not–for-profit incorporated association which works with land managers, government and community groups who are interested in the sustainable use and management of the land. Our NRM region covers more than 2.3 million square kilometres – approx 87% of the WA landmass and 75% of the WA coastline.

Job Description

A rewarding opportunity is currently available for a highly-motivated, well respected and self-directed project manager based in the Kimberley/Pilbara of Western Australia rangelands. Responsible for managing the delivery of projects across the Kimberley and Pilbara, the job would involve liaising with a number of Delivery Organisations to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. They will foster and maintain local and regional community engagement as well as look for new opportunities for NRM projects/partnerships.

Part of this role will include responsibility for building industry capacity in the knowledge and use of climate information in pastoral management, climate and grazing decision tools and the use of climate forecasts for better climate risk and drought management. Training will be provided to deliver a climate service to regions in northern Australia as part of the Northern Australia Climate Program (NACP).

The key areas of responsibility for this role are:

  • Development and management of projects including development of project plans, development and monitoring of budgets, contracting, project liaison and reporting requirements.
  • Support Landcare and other regional community based groups in the Kimberley and Pilbara and build strong relationships with all stakeholders and with the Rangelands NRM partners.
  • Engage with pastoralists and other industry organisations.
  • Facilitate the provision of technical and other advice to the groups that will assist sustainable land management.
  • Support groups to identify funding opportunities & seek funding and other resources to undertake projects.
  • Communicate using workshops, one-on-one and digital methods.
  • Facilitate and deliver climate information into pastoral management and ensure inclusion of climate risk management information into existing extension programs.
  • Test and provide feedback on new climate products.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need the following skills and experience.

Required Criteria

  • Degree in NRM or other relevant discipline or substantial experience in a field related to rangelands pastoral systems
  • Knowledge of regional issues and threatening NRM processes
  • Written and verbal communication skills of a high standard
  • Ability to relate to, and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to use initiative and be self-motivated
  • Computer skills, particularly with MS Office suite.
  • Current WA Drivers Licence.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience living or working in Remote or Northern Australia
  • Experience in a Project Management Role
  • Real passion and interest in climate information and adaption for change.

About the job

This is a part time position, equivalent to 3 days a week with flexible hours. Location would be preferred within the Kimberley / Pilbara region. Travel will be required and occasional camping out may be necessary. At times you will be required to work outside of normal business hours.This initial contract term is until September 2018. However, the successful applicant must be available to continue work after this date as funding may be renewed for further contract periods to deliver regional Landcare services to our region.

How to apply  

All applications, enquiries and requests for a job description should be sent to jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au.  Applications should include a CV and a short summary addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close 29th March 2018.

Job Ad – Project Officer Kimberley/Pilbara

  • Work with a small but dedicated team
  • Broome based (Other Kimberley/Pilbara locations considered)
  • Part-time position/flexible hours

Rangelands NRM is a not–for-profit incorporated association which works with land managers, government and community groups who are interested in the sustainable use and management of the land. Our NRM region covers more than 2.3 million square kilometres – approx 87% of the WA landmass and 75% of the WA coastline.

Job Description

A rewarding opportunity is currently available for a highly-motivated, well respected and self-directed project manager based in the Kimberley/Pilbara of Western Australia rangelands. Responsible for managing the delivery of projects across the Kimberley and Pilbara, the job would involve liaising with a number of Delivery Organisations to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. They will foster and maintain local and regional community engagement as well as look for new opportunities for NRM projects/partnerships.

Part of this role will include responsibility for building industry capacity in the knowledge and use of climate information in pastoral management, climate and grazing decision tools and the use of climate forecasts for better climate risk and drought management. Training will be provided to deliver a climate service to regions in northern Australia as part of the Northern Australia Climate Program (NACP).

The key areas of responsibility for this role are:

  • Development and management of projects including development of project plans, development and monitoring of budgets, contracting, project liaison and reporting requirements.
  • Support Landcare and other regional community based groups in the Kimberley and Pilbara and build strong relationships with all stakeholders and with the Rangelands NRM partners.
  • Engage with pastoralists and other industry organisations.
  • Facilitate the provision of technical and other advice to the groups that will assist sustainable land management.
  • Support groups to identify funding opportunities & seek funding and other resources to undertake projects.
  • Communicate using workshops, one-on-one and digital methods.
  • Facilitate and deliver climate information into pastoral management and ensure inclusion of climate risk management information into existing extension programs.
  • Test and provide feedback on new climate products.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need the following skills and experience.

Required Criteria

  • Degree in NRM or other relevant discipline or substantial experience in a field related to rangelands pastoral systems
  • Knowledge of regional issues and threatening NRM processes
  • Written and verbal communication skills of a high standard
  • Ability to relate to, and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to use initiative and be self-motivated
  • Computer skills, particularly with MS Office suite.
  • Current WA Drivers Licence.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience living or working in Remote or Northern Australia
  • Experience in a Project Management Role
  • Real passion and interest in climate information and adaption for change.

About the job

This is a part time position, equivalent to 3 days a week with flexible hours. Location would be preferred within the Kimberley / Pilbara region. Travel will be required and occasional camping out may be necessary. At times you will be required to work outside of normal business hours.This initial contract term is until September 2018. However, the successful applicant must be available to continue work after this date as funding may be renewed for further contract periods to deliver regional Landcare services to our region.

How to apply  

All applications, enquiries and requests for a job description should be sent to jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au.  Applications should include a CV and a short summary addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close 29th March 2018.