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Senior Policy And Advocacy Adviser

The Fred Hollows Foundation - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Indigenous Australia Program


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • An amazing opportunity with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations
  • Improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia
  • Continue 29 years of impact working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and carry on Fred Hollows’ legacy
  • Permanent position located in Darwin, Sydney or Melbourne

Do you want to do work that really matters? Since 1999, The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen. It is not just what we do that is important to us, it is also the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can always exercise their rights to sight, good health, and self-determination.

Over the next 5 years, we are determined to deepen our impact in preventing blindness and restoring sight of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Our initiatives are strongly aligned to Strong Eyes, Strong Communities – the Five-Year Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health and Vision, developed by Vision 2020 Australia.

About the position

Reporting to the Advocacy and Engagement Manager, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic policy officer to provide high level advocacy and policy advice to the Indigenous Australia Program. To do this role effectively you will have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Capacity to contribute to a strong policy evidence base through critical analysis
  • Project management skills and ability to be flexible with changing priorities

Key accountabilities

1. Undertake research and policy analysis on current and emerging policy areas related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and health. 

2. Prepare high quality written materials including briefings, discussion papers and policy positions.

3. Support the Indigenous Australia Program and national eye health sector advocacy initiatives.

4. Work with the IAP to translate research and program evidence into policy positions.

5. Contribute to development of organisation and sector submissions to government and other inquiries as applicable.

6. Develop and implement quality project plans to ensure effective translation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy goals into actionable strategies and plans.

About the team

Our Indigenous Australia Program is a special place to work. Our values, contributions and efforts breathe life into “Fred’s” legacy for an equal and just world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired. We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight. We work with purpose, passion and commitment.

About You

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following:

· Demonstrated ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and working knowledge of the diverse circumstances and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

· High level experience in areas of research, policy analysis and policy development

· High level experience of writing in various formats for internal and external audiences

· Demonstrated understanding of health issues effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

· Knowledge of national public policy across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and eye health

· Strong advocacy and influencing skills

· Understanding of advocacy and communication approaches

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you.

These include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours
  • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au with the subject line “The Fred Hollows Foundation – Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser”

Your application should include:

· an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

· a cover letter and details describing your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role paying close attention to the key experience requirements outlined above (About You)

· Applications must be received by midnight June 16, 2021.

How to get more information

Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent

Email: lesina@pipelinetalent.com.au

Ph: 0408 027 880

Or jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au or 02-80016603

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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