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Manager, Prevention of Violence Against Women

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Organisation : Women's Health East

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Doncaster East)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 24 Jul, 2019

About the role

The Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women will be a member of the Health Promotion Team at Women’s Health East. Other members of the team include the Health Promotion Manager and Health Promotion Officers.

The Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women provides leadership to the TFER Partnership. This includes:

  • Supporting the governance structures; in particular the TFER Leadership Group and the TFER Evaluation working group
  • Providing leadership, support and expertise to the Partnership as a whole and to individual partners or networks as required
  • Responsibility for WHE’s functions as the backbone organisation for the TFER partnership – in collaboration with other members of the WHE HP team
  • Updating and implementing the TFER project plan
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and partnerships with TFER Partners
  •  Ensuring that the TFER website is up to date and regular TFER communiques are disseminated (with support of WHE HP staff)
  • Ensuring the development and implementation of key TFER documents – the TFER Strategy 2017- 2021, TFER Action Plan 2017 – 2021 and the TFER Evaluation Plan 2017 – 2021 (in conjunction with the TFER Evaluation working group and the WHE HP Manager)

A key responsibility of the Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women includes project management of the annual Together for Equality & Respect project plan. The WHE HP team supports the delivery of TFER work. The deliverables over the 2019-2020 year include:

  • An effective and action focused regional governance group
  • Deliver a regional leadership forum for the eastern region
  • Conduct annual TFER Action Plan 2017-2021 review and identify partnership needs
  • TFER PVAW Community of Practice – 4 sessions over the year
  • Deliver skill builder workshop for TFER Practitioners
  • Regular TFER Partner check-in visits
  • Implementation of the TFER collective impact research

In addition the Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women will work with the TFER Evaluation working group to implement the TFER Evaluation Plan 2017 – 2021.

The Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women will actively contribute to WHE’s strategic and operational plans and stakeholder engagement strategies. They will represent WHE and/or TFER at strategic meetings, networks or forums as required. They will contribute to the Management team at Women’s Health East.

The Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women will lead, contribute to and/or support the development of new initiatives and projects, advocacy and policy directions for Women’s Health East; including the sourcing of funding where relevant.

The Manager, Prevention of Violence against Women will provide support to other PVAW activities at WHE and to the Health Promotion Team in relation to the prevention of violence against women. They will also have a role in WHE’s training delivery to partner organisations. The HP staff at WHE work as a team and are required to be familiar with and support the health promotion work of
other team members as required. All team members at WHE have a role in participating in the delivery of TFER. In addition members of the TFER governance structures provide support to the delivery of the TFER Strategy and Evaluation plan.

Key Selection Criteria
1. A tertiary degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Gender Studies or other relevant qualification and at least three years relevant experience
2. Commitment to working within a feminist framework and within a social model of health
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in intersectional prevention of violence against women practice
4. Evidence of successful project management skills
5. Demonstrated robust health promotion planning and evaluation skills, knowledge and experience
6. Highly developed written communication skills including ability to write reports, plans and submissions
7. Highly developed skills and experience in the development of effective partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders in order to deliver strategic outcomes
8. Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively
9. Strong time management /organisational skills and ability to manage multiple and competing demands

Desirable Criteria
1. Certificate IV in training and development is highly desirable
2. Sound understanding of co design principles
3. Highly developed IT skills
4. Demonstrated skills in advocacy work and policy review
5. Knowledge of the Eastern Metropolitan Region

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Women's Health East

Women’s Health East is the Women’s Health Service for the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) of Melbourne, covering the municipalities of Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges.

Working within a feminist framework Women’s Health East addresses the social, political and environmental causes of gender inequities impacting the health and wellbeing of women in the region, through research, advocacy for systemic change, training, and external capacity building.

Our priority action areas are to Advance Gender Equality, Prevent of Violence against Women, and Improve Women’s Sexual & Reproductive Health.


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