Closing Date

Sunday, 28 August 2022




Newman, WA

Exceptional general management, co-leadership opportunity delivering programs in a unique regional setting.

  • Working with Martu to drive long-term socio-economic outcomes
  • Inspire a team of passionate, emerging leaders
  • Support the preservation of Martu’s rich culture and practices

The organisation

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) exists to work with Martu building pathways to sustainability on a wide range of cultural, environmental, and social initiatives that preserve Martu’s rich cultural identity and contributes to conservation projects of global significance. KJ is a Martu organisation that operates in several Western Australian desert communities aiming to preserve Martu culture, to build a viable, sustainable economy in Martu communities and to build realistic pathways for young Martu to a healthy and prosperous future.

KJ does not operate with a single CEO, but with three General Managers who perform that leadership function jointly as the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT).  Each General Manager in effect has two roles: specialised, individual responsibility for a key focus of the company, and, through the CLT, contribution to the collective responsibility for the CEO role

The role

The General Manager Program Delivery (GMPD) has oversight of KJ’s programs and is responsible for ensuring the optimal performance of KJ’s activities across four principal fields – Cultural Knowledge Programs, Land Programs, Social Programs and Families Programs, with a focus on delivery.  The role focuses on enabling and ensuring the delivery of the work which fulfils KJ’s obligations to funders and to Martu.  This includes planning, scheduling, resourcing, supporting, evaluating and reporting on the conduct of the work.

To be successful in this role you will have experience leading teams delivering programs or the experience of leading the delivery of programs; GM experience in an equivalent sized organisation and with similar complexity; experience working in a cross cultural context with diverse groups and backgrounds; demonstrated ability to plan and organise tasks, people and projects by setting clear objectives, allocating resources to accomplish tasks and reporting on progress; experienced working with a board to develop a high-quality strategic and operational plans; have an inspiring and visionary leadership style that motivates stakeholders and have a genuine commitment to Indigenous empowerment and advancement, combined with a demonstrated ability to adhere to KJ’s ethics, values and principles.

To apply

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your leadership and management skills and operational capability to co-lead a successful well-funded enterprise that drives long-term socio-economic change, we invite you to read the Position Description here.  For further information on KJ, please visit their website here.

If you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 28 August, 2022.

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