Project Officer – Nutrition

Posted on Jun 8, 2018

Improving Aboriginal Food Security and Nutrition Research Project

The Child Nutrition Program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5 years old residing in NPY member communities.

This team is comprised of five Community Nutrition Development Officers who provide family support and case management for children who are growth faltering or at risk of growth faltering; child nutrition education and promotion through community based workshops and support to local communities.

This research project is a collaboration between the Sax Institute, NPY Women’s Council, Nganampa Health, Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council and participating communities. The project aims to generate an evidence based food security framework and strategic implementation toolkit that will improve food security and nutrition among urban and remote aboriginal groups.

This role has been created to support the implementation and you will work closely with both the senior research lead and NPYWC nutrition team to implement food demand strategies, and support food supply strategies with members of two participating APY communities.

We’re looking for someone with relevant tertiary qualifications in Nutrition and/or Public Health and demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of community nutrition interventions with a strong public health/promotion focus.

In addition, you will be a self-starter who can hit the ground running; so project and time management skills are essential.

Experience working with aboriginal communities in Central Australia would be an advantage.

The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

  • To view the full position description please click here: 20180806 Nutrition Project Officer Position Description
  • To apply, or find out more information please complete the online application form below submitting a Cover Letter and Resume.
  • Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 25 June 2018.
  • Fixed Term (12 Months), 30 hours per week (hours can be flexible)
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Child and Family Wellbeing Service Manager, Shelagh Woods, on 08 8958 2366.

Application Form

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