Tabatha Gallaway

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Not for Profit / NGO
Program Management

POSTED 27th Jun, 2022   REF NO. BBBH16423

Assistant Director - Child and Maternal Health Program

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

NACCHO is the national peak body representing 144 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). In addition, they are the lead advisor to the Commonwealth Government on primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.

ACCHSs range from large multi-functional services employing several medical practitioners and providing a wide range of services to small services which rely on Aboriginal health practitioners and/or nurses to provide the bulk of primary health care services. Their 144 members provide services from about 550 clinics.

NACCHO has seen massive growth in the last 12-18 months. This growth is due to a significant increase in their funding and the development of even closer relationships with government, membership organisations and stakeholders.

The Opportunity

This opportunity is a full-time 12-24-month contract position located in the Canberra office (Civic) with interstate trips as required.

This role covers a range of duties and activities across the policy and program lifecycle but really affords the person the chance to make a real difference to Indigenous health outcomes. This sector provides over 3.1 million episodes of care per year for over 410,000 people across Australia, which includes about 1 million episodes of care in very remote regions. Very few roles see you being able to have such a direct impact.

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Support the work of ACCHOs through the design and delivery of key child and maternal health programs
  • Improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mums and their babies
  • Co-design and implement innovative programs tailored to community’s needs and priorities that align with the National Agreement on Closing the Gap
  • Provide high level and timely advice and advocacy on highly complex and sensitive matters that contribute to NACCHO’s and stakeholder’s key strategic directions in child and maternal health

The Role

The primary role of the team is to coordinate four child and maternal health activities.

Working as part of this collaborative team, your duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Driving the communication and advocacy of NACCHO child and maternal health programs, policies, and strategic direction at a system level
  • Promoting, developing, and expanding the provision of child and maternal health services through ACCHOs nationally
  • Managing strategic programs to support and strengthen the work of ACCHOs in delivering holistic health approaches including contract management
  • Representation and advocacy relating to health service delivery, health information, research, public health and health programs
  • Working nationally with Affiliates
  • Leading a small team
  • Coordinating, representing and advocating for NACCHO across a range of Government and non- Government settings

The Ideal Person

To be successful in this role, you will be flexible, organised and resilient. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated experience as a high performing policy or program officer within either the APS or a relevant NGO at the EL1 equivalent level. Strong cultural awareness is paramount to your success in this role as well as working in alignment with NACCHO’s organisational values and vision.

You will also have:

  • A background in public, social and/or health policy and/or programs
  • Effective problem-solving and analytical skills and sound judgement
  • A demonstrated collaborative approach to achieving shared goals and ability to lead a small team
  • Experience working in relevant government policy or programs
  • Ability to harness information and opportunities to contribute to NACCHO’s strategic direction
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to present complex and technical information in a simple and clear manner, and tailor written material to different audiences
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills across a range of settings, including identifying and maintaining influential relationships, and an ability to collaborate and influence at senior level.

Salary / Rate

  • $120,000 – $130,000 (Negotiable) + 15% super + PBI
  • 12-24 month non-ongoing contract (Negotiable)
  • Role is located in the Canberra office with interstate trips as required

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tabatha Gallaway on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 16423.

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