Project Officer, Towards Truth – Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Project Officer, Towards Truth

Organisation: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Location: Sydney NSW

Closing date and time: Sunday 8 August 2021, 11:00pm  

How to apply: Please send your application to jobs@piac.asn.au, including Project Officer, Towards Truth in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

Contact person: Annie Barker abarker@piac.asn.au

  • Foundational work that will support a future Makarrata Commission
  • Legal and policy research and development of project database
  • 24-month contract, full time or part time hours considered

Towards Truth is a collaborative partnership of the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW and PIAC and provides practical support for the truth-telling process called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Program Director, Truth and Accountability, you will support the day-to-day implementation of the Towards Truth project, researching, documenting and recording legislation and policy that has had an impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Additionally, you will:

  • Develop thematic priority lists under the direction of the ILC for the project database
  • Assist in the development of partnerships and liaise with external stakeholders to coordinate research needs
  • Develop, supervise and review research by pro bono lawyers and interns

You have a proven understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history, culture and society with solid research and analytical skills and the capacity to develop relationships, particularly with First Nations communities.

A law degree is desirable.