Employment Opportunities

Project Officer

AIVL is the Australian national peak organisation representing the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations and issues of national relevance for people with lived experience of drug use. AIVL’s purpose is to advance the health of people who use/have used illicit drugs. This includes a primary focus on reducing the transmission and impact of blood borne viruses (BBVs) including HIV and hepatitis C – including for those accessing drug treatment services – through the effective implementation of peer education, harm reduction, health promotion and policy and advocacy strategies at the national level.

AIVL is currently seeking to recruit a full time Project Officer (on a 12-month contract with the possibility of extension) to work in its national office in Canberra. The role will focus on working within a small team environment on a range of project and policy work. 

Remuneration of $85,390.50 per annum is in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (Level 5 – pay point 3, 37.5 hour week). AIVL is also able to offer generous salary packaging arrangements in line with its status as a Health Promotion Charity.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Duties include:

  • Contributing to drafting and development of written communication materials including reports, submissions, resources and correspondence
  • Representation of the organisation at meetings and events
  • Contributing to development and implementation of consultation and communication activities with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Contributing to analysis of government policy, programs and budgets
  • Contributing to analysis of project outcomes and development of new policy and program initiatives
  • Development and delivery of presentations at conferences and public events
  • Managing competing priorities to deliver timely and high-quality outcomes in a small and busy team environment

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Demonstrated ability to achieve results, manage multiple priorities and respond flexibly in a small team environment.
  2. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to exercise sound judgement and administrative, planning and organisational skills.
  3. Demonstrated relationship management skills, together with the ability to build and sustain strong networks and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Oral and written communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear, concise and articulate manner in differing contexts.
  5. Strategic planning and problem-solving skills.
  6. As AIVL is the Australian national peak organisation representing the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations and issues of national relevance for people with lived experience of drug use, relevant life experience and a commitment to advancing the health of people who use/have used illicit drugs are also prerequisites.