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Project Officer - Recovery

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Apply now Job no: 519892
Work type: Full time
Location: Victoria

  • Maximum term position until 
  • Full time - 38 hours per week (open to 0.8 FTE)
  • Based in Mallacoota and East Gippsland, VIC

About Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. We act for humanity.

About the role

You will work within the Victorian Emergency Services team to support bushfire affected communities in East Gippsland.

You will build capacity and capability of volunteers in the relevant regional area and work with communities as directed to implement sustainable and effective community disaster preparedness and recovery initiatives. In particular, you will work with the Coordinator to increase community capacity to support a strong, positive recovery from drought and bushfires and to better prepare for future disaster events. 

The role requires a self-motivated and proactive person, able to manage their own time effectively, a high level of administrative skill, organisational ability, and willingness to support local Emergency Services volunteers and to work as part of a broader team.

What you will bring

  • Proven experience developing and working with volunteers
  • Proven ability to identify new approaches and solutions and be innovative in addressing challenges
  • Demonstrated understanding of community development strategies
  • Events management experience highly regarded
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a geographically diverse team and to take direction from local, regional and state leads
  • Capacity to work independently and adaptively within a demanding, changeable and unpredictable environment
  • Ability to work outside standard business hours, during emergencies, meetings and training is a requirement of this role

A Working with Children Check and valid driver's licence are mandatory requirements for this position.

We follow Covid-19 safe practices

We encourage all of our employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and a number of states have mandated that Australian Red Cross employees must be vaccinated to perform work for us. Please make sure that you are able to comply with these government requirements or have the appropriate medical exemption information available.

The benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Further information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact David Pace on  0437 117 429.

Position description: Download File PD - Bushfire Recovery & Project Officer - Emergency Services.pdf

Applications for this position will close at 11:55pm on Tuesday, 1st February 2022.

Please apply as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the advertisement sooner.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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