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Quality & Capacity Building Project Officer

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Operations Management

Sector : Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 29 Dec, 2020

About the role

  • Make a difference – join the friendly committed team at Djirra
  • Part time position – at least three days per week (flexible hours will be considered)
  • Fixed term to June 2021
  • Abbotsford location (working from home during COVID-19)

The purpose of the position is to identify and analyse issues and practices that informs the sustainability, capacity building strategies and activities of Djirra’s Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS). The key functions of this position are to coordinate the CLC accreditation review, monitor and report on the quality improvement and risk management plans, and to identify and provide support to managers on leading strategic quality improvement initiatives primarily for AFVLS, and across the organisation.

This work will include the review and development of AFVLS policies, procedures and resources to support quality governance and achieve accreditation and certification under the National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) for Community Legal Centres. The NAS is an industry-based certification process for community legal centres and is administered by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, Victoria (the Federation). The accreditation review is scheduled for April 2021.

The primary focus will be the standards relating to the provision of legal and related services and will require collaboration with AFVLS and other Djirra staff.

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Children’s Check and a National Police Check. In addition, if you lived in a country other than Australia for 12 months or more in the last ten years then the results of an international police check prior to commencement will be required. You must also demonstrate an understanding of children’s safety.


  • Focusing on the standards relating to the provision of legal and related services at Djirra
  • Identifying and analysing issues and practices that inform the sustainability, capacity building strategies and activities of Djirra’s Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service
  • Leading and implementing the preparation for the National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) accreditation audit with a primary focus on the standards relating to the provision of legal and related services . The accreditation review is scheduled for April 2021.


  • Highly developed written communication skills and experience in drafting a range of documentation, including policies, procedures, presentations, reporting writing and legal practice resources
  • High level analytical skills and problem solving ability, as well as initiative, flexibility and an outcomes focused approach
  • Excellent attention to detail with highly developed organisational and time management skills
  • Capacity to work independently and able to work effectively in a team
  • Proven ability to assess workload, prioritise activities and meet deadlines in an environment of competing demands


  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Extra days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing and provides legal and practical support to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, established over 15 years ago (as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria). It is also a place where culture is shared and celebrated.

How to apply

To find out more about the position (full job description available) and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website Only applications received via the website will be considered. Applications must include your resume and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form.

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please call Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 9244 3333.

Please quote in application: Quality & Capacity Building Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.



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