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Birthing on Country Project Coordinator

Project Coordinators
Contract Full Time
602 days ago
  • One of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare
  • We’re engaging with Aboriginal health issues
  • Work with passionate colleagues & support Aboriginal healthcare

Your opportunity – Be part of something bigger
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal health care. Our incredible team provides remote health services and support to more than 10,000 people across East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
We empower the Yolngu to take control of their lives and direct their futures - and we need passionate people like you to join our team.
Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a full-time, fixed term opportunity. Based in our Darwin Office, you will be working closely with the Allied Health team. To be successful in this position you will coordinate the planning and implementation of the Birthing on Country program in Galiwin’ku including the integration of the Djӓkamirr and Strong Women Worker roles.
Core aspects of your role will include: *

  • Coordinate the future planning and integration of the Djӓkamirr workforce model into Miwatj Health.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement (internal and external) to deliver an integrated approach to the implementation of the Birthing on Country project.
  • Undertake secretariat duties for the in-house Birthing on Country working group.
  • Work closely with the Connected Beginnings Lead Agency in Galiwin’ku to support integrated services to promote school-readiness in children 0-8 years old.
  • Project management approach to develop and implement program processes, as well as support collaboration and involvement across Miwatj programs (especially Maternal Women’s Health, MECSH, Strong Women’s Program, Connected Beginnings and Child Health) in the Birthing on Country project.
  • Support adaptation and development of culturally appropriate and in-language resources to meet the needs of our communities in collaboration with stakeholders as needed.
  • Any other duties as required by the Allied Health Manager.

Why Miwatj?
We offer a range of benefits in this role, including:

  • Competitive salary $90,863 - $95,594 (depending on skills and experience)
  • Ability to Salary Package up to $15,900pa plus a further $2,650pa on Meals and Entertainment
  • 5 Weeks annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • 10.5% Superannuation
  • Professional development and study leave
  • Travel Allowance provided
  • Darwin Office

Who we’re looking for: *
To thrive in this role, you’ll have:

  • An understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Control and self-determination.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by Yolngu people living in remote settings.
  • Degree in health promotion, public health or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Sound understanding of the social determinants of health in an Aboriginal public health setting.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently with good time management skills.
  • Demonstrated communication and engagement skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as a member of team and to facilitate collaborative action.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Desktop research experience and excellent administration skills.
  • Willingness to travel to the Miwatj East Arnhem region.


  • Experience in collaborating with research institutions and projects with community.
  • Training and/or mentoring experience.
  • Ability to speak an Aboriginal language from the Miwatj region and/or knowledge of kinship systems of North East Arnhem Land.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference 100603. Please also find attached the Job Description.

Application close date: 12th December 2022
We’re proud to have employed over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply._

Vacancy Description - JD_Birthing on Country Project Coordinator.pdf (194 kB)

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Job Type: Full-time

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Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
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