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Our team is full of ded­i­cat­ed, pas­sion­ate staff. Oppor­tu­ni­ties to work at DKA will be shared here.

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Oppor­tu­ni­ty: Project Admin­is­tra­tion Offi­cer – Tem­po­rary 6 Months

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is seek­ing an expe­ri­enced Project Admin­is­tra­tion Offi­cer to fill a full time 6‑month tem­po­rary vacan­cy for the Codes 4 Life Project.

The Project Admin­is­tra­tion Offi­cer will be involved in all aspects of project plan­ning, imple­men­ta­tion and evaluation.

The pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ties of the role will include pro­vid­ing effec­tive and effi­cient admin­is­tra­tive sup­port to the Project Manager.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will demonstrate:

  • excel­lent pro­fi­cien­cy in Microsoft Office products 
  • excel­lent inter­per­son­al and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills
  • expe­ri­ence in prepar­ing reports and documentation
  • excep­tion­al organ­i­sa­tion­al skills
  • pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence with work­ing across lan­guages and cultures

Desir­able qual­i­ties and experience

  • Arrernte lan­guage skills
  • lives in Cen­tral Australia
  • holds an Ochre card
  • holds an NT dri­ver’s licence

This is a full-time 6‑month con­tract posi­tion locat­ed in Alice Springs, North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct. 

If you are excit­ed by the con­cept of chal­leng­ing and reward­ing work with plen­ty of vari­ety, then we would love to hear from you. The salary will be com­men­su­rate with experience.

For more infor­ma­tion and details on how to apply, down­load an appli­ca­tion pack­age.

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

Clos­ing date: 1st Sep­tem­ber 2019



DKA’s vision is a stronger desert and remote Australia

We work to demon­strate the val­ue of desert and remote Australia

We recog­nise that remote and region­al Aus­tralia has some­thing unique and valu­able and that we can help to demon­strate this val­ue to the world. We also know that peo­ple choose to live in remote and region­al Aus­tralia and we cel­e­brate that.

We con­nect peo­ple, knowl­edge and opportunities

We know how impor­tant it is to make the right con­nec­tions between ideas and needs; to iden­ti­fy exist­ing knowl­edge and the oppor­tu­ni­ties to make changes. Remote and region­al Aus­tralia and its knowl­edge base is a big place to nav­i­gate and that DKA can pro­vide a guid­ing hand.

We look to the future

We active­ly seek oppor­tu­ni­ties to grow ideas into real­i­ties, to act as inno­va­tors and incu­ba­tors, to sup­port future think­ing pro­grams and peo­ple who want to grow region­al and remote Aus­tralia. We iden­ti­fy and facil­i­tate activ­i­ties that can bring real change.

Our val­ues

Work togeth­er

We under­stand how impor­tant it is to be com­mit­ted to build­ing a high per­form­ing and pos­i­tive team togeth­er – and to take that com­mit­ment into our exter­nal rela­tion­ships and net­works. By work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly we increase the impact of the work we do together.

Be cre­ative – innovate!

By approach­ing our work with cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion we will engage with pos­si­bil­i­ties and new ideas, cre­at­ing an agile and respon­sive organ­i­sa­tion – we are always aim­ing to improve the ways we work so that we’re future focused.

Stay focused

There are many dif­fer­ent things we could be doing; we know we need to stay focused and engage pur­pose­ful­ly with every­thing we do. This means we grow mean­ing­ful con­nec­tions, we lis­ten and learn, we cre­ate cer­tain­ty through strong plan­ning processes.

Come from strength

Liv­ing in remote Aus­tralia means that we have some­thing spe­cial to offer to the world. By work­ing from our own strengths and the strengths of those we engage with, we cre­ate pos­i­tiv­i­ty and growth. We live and work across lan­guages and cul­tures and use that expe­ri­ence as the foun­da­tion of our work.

Knowl­edge is powerful

We under­stand the impor­tance of the knowl­edge that exists in remote and region­al Aus­tralia and that we have a role in col­lect­ing, curat­ing and shar­ing that knowl­edge. We work to ensure that cor­rect pro­to­cols are always fol­lowed; it is impor­tant to cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties to share knowledge.