Project Lead - Communities for Children, Kununurra
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Location: Australia
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The Communities for Children project in the East Kimberley works to combat adversity and create lasting improvement in the circumstances of vulnerable children and families. We need a passionate practitioner to coordinate the project, developing and maintaining strategic cross disciplinary partnerships that will create better lives for children across WA.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. Across Western Australia, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across WA.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum term (until end of June 2021) position, based in Kununurra, you’ll provide strategic and operational support to the Regional Manager, to develop and deliver an integrated strategy for children in their early and middle years. Your primary responsibility will be facilitating the Communities for Children project in the East Kimberley and supporting community partners and other key stakeholders to ensure delivery of high quality programming. You’ll be part of our East Kimberley team and will report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Managing the successful delivery of the Communities for Children project
  • Undertaking project development activities for early and middle years programs, including submissions for donors, program design, and grant applications
  • Actively seeking opportunities to develop programs and the skills of program staff
  • Monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Establishing and maintaining effective networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Mentoring and support the Communities for Children Project Officer

Does this sound like you?

… You’re a strategic thinker with the ability to support partners and teammates to achieve their best, and you’re motivated to continually strive for better performance. Passionate about championing creative and innovative solutions to transform the lives of children living in disadvantage, you’re looking to further develop your community development and project coordination experience across the picturesque East Kimberley region.

This role requires:

  • Degree in Community Development, Education, Early Childhood, Social Work or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong networks and partnerships to drive project outcomes
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities
  • Driver’s licence (car available for work use)
  • Project coordination skills and experience

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Monthly professional supervision sessions
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Location allowance for Kununurra
  • One return flight to Perth per 12 months’ continuous service
  • $600 air conditioning subsidy from October– April
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close Monday 20th August 2020.

Position Description – Project Lead, Communities for Children

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia

About Save the Children


Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.


Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.


We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.