Project Officer – Anangu Engagement (Domestic & Family Violence Service)

Applications close December 5, 2021

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must be female identified.

  • Full-time, fixed term position until June 2022 
  • Based in Alice Springs with some travel to the NPY Lands
  • Generous salary packaging and leave benefits

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – Walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

‘Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku’ Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.


This position is funded under the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. The role is based in Alice Springs with some travel to communities in the NPY Region.

The Project Officer will work alongside the Women’s Advisory Group (Or Malparara Malparara) Project Officer, Anangu Support Workers (ASW) and the Community Program Coordinator (CPC) to provide relational, administrative and logistical support for Anangu staff who are employed in a variety of ways by the DFVS.

Working Malparara way is essential to the way we work at NPYWC. This role is critical in supporting this cultural way of working. A primary focus of this position is to support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff collaboration and ways of working. You will also help facilitate the management and collation of resources identified and developed through workshops and meetings.


  • Please complete the online application form below, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • For a full position description please click here: Project Officer – Anangu Engagement
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Louise O’Connor, Manager (DFVS) on 08 8958 2375.

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.