Kakadu Indigenous Research Coordinator



Kakadu Indigenous Research Coordinator
Location: Jabiru, NT (Housing provided if required)
Position number: NT92 
Base salary range: ASO5 ($64,000 - $67,862 pa) + entitlements
Contract term: until 31 December 2020

As the largest peak Indigenous organisation in Australia, Northern Land Council (NLC) provides a family-friendly and flexible team environment with attractive remuneration packages, five weeks annual leave, district allowance, super, salary sacrifice, airfares and entitlements.

The Kakadu Research Coordinator position will be based at the NLC Jabiru office, and will be supported by the National Environment Science Program (NESP) Northern Hub, the Kakadu Indigenous Research Committee, NLC, and Parks Australia.

The Kakadu Research Coordinator will implement key components of the NESP research project in Kakadu, as well as undertaking consultations on Kakadu biodiversity and conservation programs. The NESP Kakadu research project was developed by the Kakadu Indigenous Research Committee comprised of Bininj/Mungguy traditional owners, who have advocated for research into how traditional Aboriginal knowledge is used by the community to understand the health of country and to shape land management decisions.

You will work with NESP researchers, Kakadu National Park (KNP) staff, NLC and other stakeholders, to liaise with the broader community in regards to how Traditional Owners understand and look after country, in the Kakadu Region.

Your role will include delivery of NESP project milestones, on-country consultations, organisation of KNP’s community and district meetings, in order to assist Aboriginal communities to engage with science and conservation programs across Kakadu.

The successful applicant should be organised, have knowledge of the culture and environment of Kakadu and/or the Top End, and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people and other stakeholders.

The position will involve significant remote travel within the KNP region. Possession of a ‘C’ class driver’s licence and ability to safely drive4WD drive vehicles is essential.

Due to the nature of this position, Aboriginal people in particular local Aboriginal applicants from Kakadu/Top Endare strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact person: Neil Brougham on 0439 176 033
Applications close COB Friday 23 November 2018

To Apply:

Applications must address all selection criteria. The Application Pack must be downloaded from our website www.nlc.org.au or contact HR at [email protected] or call (08) 8920 5183 or (08) 8920 5100. Applicants must be Australian residents. NLC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Our Land, Our Sea, Our Life



Closing Date: