Senior Policy Advisor – Sydney / Melbourne. The Fred Hollows Foundation. Closing: 20th Feb 2022


The Senior Policy Advisor is accountable for providing policy analysis, developing, and implementing advocacy strategies related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice and health equity. Supporting the Director of Social Justice and Regional Engagement (international) to progress stakeholder engagement and advocacy activities, primarily within Australia and includes opportunities to expand thinking across the Asia Pacific region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Undertake policy analysis, and develop and implement advocacy initiatives on current and emerging areas related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice issues and health equity, including:
  • Recognition and reconciliation, including the Uluru Statement from the Heart
  • Close the Gap on health and life expectancy outcomes
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ right to sight, good health, and self determination.
  • Engage and work in coalition with non-Indigenous organisations as allies, to progress Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice and health equity reform, ensuring this is led by and accountable to the priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  • Manage and develop written materials, such as briefings, discussions papers, public submissions and policy positions to inform The Foundation’s Social Justice and Regional Engagement advocacy approaches, and work collaboratively with the Communication and Digital teams to translate this into impactful content for a wide range of audiences.
  • Identify, manage and pursue opportunities to influence key decision makers and government policy, and work with Public Affairs to identify and pursue key influencing opportunities in The Foundation’s partnerships, media, communications and government relations initiatives.
  • Provide coordination and advocacy support to the Director Social Justice and Regional Engagement to progress initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and as related to eye care for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples globally.
  • Actively contribute to The Foundation’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), ensure alignment between Social Justice and RAP activities, and work with the Indigenous Australia Program, the Social Justice and Regional Engagement Team, the RAP Executive Sponsor and CEO on internal education activities to improve understanding of reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice through The Foundation.
  • Other tasks as requested by your manager.

Find out more and apply: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/FHF/senior-policy-advisor-sydney-melbourne 


February 17, 2022

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Posted by: Renae Kilmister