May 25, 2016

EON Kimberley Project Manager

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EON Foundation was created in 2005 to provide practical support to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people in remote communities in Western Australia. A not-for-profit organisation, EON delivers the EON Thriving Communities Program, focused on improving nutrition through gardening and nutrition education as a basis for chronic disease prevention in these communities.

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Project Manager based in or around Fitzroy Crossing to deliver EON’s Thriving Communities Program to 3 Kimberley locations –Yakanarra, Yiyili and Jarlmadangah.

The first step of the Program is to establish edible gardens in each location. This has commenced already at Yakanarra and Yiyili. So the new Project Manager will build on progress already made at those locations and help develop a garden at Jarlmadangah Burru. The ongoing role is then (through scheduled fortnightly visits to each location) to maintain the edible gardens, deliver practical gardening, cooking and nutrition lessons, with a particular focus on the school children, and provide training and workshops to community members to build capacity. The aim of the Program is to help these Indigenous schools and communities establish a sustainable source of fresh healthy food and equip them with the skills to maintain the gardens and good nutrition over the longer term.

This position requires a motivated, practical person who enjoys working with Indigenous children and adults, is a good communicator and can work independently.

The specific duties will include:

  • Deliver fortnightly gardening, cooking and nutrition lessons to classes of school children in each location
  • Provide horticulture, cooking and nutrition workshops to adult community members
  • Ensure each location has a fully functioning edible garden
  • Identify and mentor local community participants and work with local community members to provide them with the skills to maintain the Program themselves
  • Report weekly to EON management on progress against plans, schedules and goals
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other service providers.

 

EON is seeking candidates with qualifications in horticulture, teaching and/or training. Candidates must be computer literate and have a current Working with Children Check and satisfactory National Police Record check. It is important to have experience with and an enjoyment of working with children, and an interest in health and nutrition. Ideally the candidate will have experience working in remote Indigenous communities.

It is not a requirement that the applicant be from a not-for-profit environment, however it is important that they be prepared to embrace the objectives and culture of the organisation.

Contract Term:    12 months (6 month probationary period) with possibility for two twelve month extensions. Commencement July 2016.

Remuneration: $70,000-$80,000 plus superannuation (depending on experience). Salary packaging available due to Public Benevolent Institution status. Vehicle provided for company use.

How to Apply

More information on EON Foundation can be found at www.eon.org.au

Initial inquiries may be directed to Anna Morris

anna.morris@eon.org.au or call (08) 9380 8365.

Applications (CV and covering letter addressing suitability for the role) to be emailed to anna.morris@eon.org.au

Closing date: 7 June 2016

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