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Prevention Advisor – Projects

Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria and DVRCV

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Other, Policy & Research, Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Other, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 25 May, 2021

About the role

The Primary Prevention team’s focus over the next twelve months is developing, implementing and consolidating a suite of programs and projects that will continue to build capability, connectedness, and expertise in the primary prevention sector. The team will focus on increasing the reach, impact and sustainability of current activities, including strengthening of evaluation and monitoring practices. The team will focus on developing and strengthening critical partnerships with diverse communities and sector stakeholders, as well as scoping new activities to respond to the emerging needs of the workforce, particularly in a post-pandemic recovery period.

The Prevention Advisor – Projects will provide support in all aspects of project management, documentation, reporting, evaluation and monitoring. This role will also be responsible for managing project management and project administration of existing projects as well as supporting other the development and implementation of new partnership projects as they develop.

Under the direction of the Prevention Project and Partnership Manager, this role will support and strengthen partnerships with diverse community organisations and oversee the development of resources for primary prevention practitioners working with diverse communities. This role will also be responsible for scoping new project opportunities and partnerships in line with the organisation’s primary prevention strategy as well as provide expert primary prevention advice to organisations we are partnering with.

For more information about the key responsibilities of the role, download the position description.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in public policy, health, project management or related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • A sound understanding of, and keen interest in, intersectional feminism and how this relates to preventing and responding to family violence and violence against women. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to interact professionally and confidently with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly developed experience in project management
  • Experience of project and contract management processes and practices
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes
  • Ability to prepare project briefs, reports, proposals, and recommendations on complex issues
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of key primary prevention and response frameworks and standards and prevention sector (desirable)
  • Experience in a role/organisation engaged in Prevention of Violence against Women or gender equality (desirable)
  • A deep understanding, or lived experience, of the ways that gender inequality intersects with other forms of inequality and oppression, such as ableism, white supremacy, racism, homophobia, transphobia and classism. (desirable)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Victoria and DVRCV

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for specialist family violence response services for victims-survivors in Victoria. We are an independent, non-government organisation.

To achieve this, we:

  • advocate and provide advice to government with and on behalf of our members
  • lead innovation and influence policy, legislation and community attitudes
  • work with our members to strengthen specialist family violence practice and build the capacity of human services
  • work respectfully and collaboratively with all our partners.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide resource centre that focuses on building the capacity of systems, organisations and professionals to prevent and respond to family violence. We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that provides training and capacity building activities to meet workforce development needs from prevention to response.

DV Vic and DVRCV are merging to become one entity in 2021.

DV Vic and DVRCV’s work is informed by the experiences of adult and child victim-survivors impacted by family violence.

DV Vic and DVRCV is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

How to apply

Position Description : Prevention Advisor - Projects

If you have a question about this position or would like a confidential discussion, email Melissa on

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 24 May

Please quote in application: Prevention Advisor – Projects via Pro Bono Australia.


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