Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Stakeholder Engagement Office

• Identifies and manages a range of complex and often competing needs 

• Negotiates and achieves desired outcomes with a wide range of stakeholders 

• Communicates public policy options and recommendations 

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan requires Victoria to prepare five Water Resource Plans (WRP) for its share of the Basin by June 2019 to demonstrate Victoria’s arrangements for sustainable use and management of water resources. 

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This position will be part of a team responsible for contributing to the development of Victoria’s WRPs. We are looking for a person with a real desire to engage with regional communities on the issues that matter to them, in relation to agricultural, recreational, urban, environmental and Aboriginal water. You will have the experience to manage diverse interests and respond to emerging issues across a broad regional base. You will be responsible for helping to refine and implement a stakeholder engagement strategy to facilitate a coordinated approach to stakeholder engagement throughout the development of each WRP. This role requires a person with skills and experience in stakeholder engagement. An understanding of the requirements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and the key stakeholders within the water sector in regional Victoria is desirable.

This is a fixed term position up until 30 June 2019.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Sunday 11 February 2018.