Project Officer for Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Of NSW

Applications Closing: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 17:00

The Project Officer will develop, coordinate and implement all aspects of the Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project


The Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project involves training people with disability to become leaders and to acquire the skills necessary to be able to participate in the governance of the organisation. The role is to get a fairer deal for people from diverse backgrounds with disability and their families.

Category: Community Development
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) is the leading NSW advocacy agency for people from non-English speaking (NESB) and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability and their families/carers

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience working in the disability sector and providing capacity building project work to people with disability
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability
  • Demonstrated skills in project management including skills including working with external consultants to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes within agreed timeframes, managing resources, budgeting, evaluation, and reporting
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as undertaking surveys, evaluation of results and preparation of associated reports.
  • Demonstrated high level consultation and networking skills
  • Excellent capacity to manage timeframes and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience in cultural competency
  • Computer literacy in a Windows PC environment
Desirable Selection Criteria:


  • Ability to mentor and build personal capacity, welfare and resilience of women with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by creating a fun, safe and inclusive space to encourage social participation.
  • Arrange and manage weekly music/sounds and dance programs where people can share the music and traditional dances and learn from different cultures and a variety of musical instruments and dances.
  • Organise a culmination event that will showcase the participants learnings.
  • Meeting deadlines and completing tasks within agreed timeframes and standards while also managing a fluctuating workload of other tasks is a key component of the success of the Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project.
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds, ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, exercising sensitivity and empathy. 
Other Information:


  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice principles for people with disability
  • Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity and the rights of people from   non-English speaking backgrounds
  • In addition, undertake police check (government requirement) prior to commencement and have no serious offences that may affect working with vulnerable people.


Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Nancy Walker
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 98916400
How to apply

For an information package call MDAA, further enquiries to Nancy Walker on (02) 9891 6400.


Applicants must address all the selection criteria.  

Send your application to:

Confidential, Nancy Walker

PO Box 884, Granville NSW 2142 or, MDAA

Applications close: Friday 3 May 2019

Date posted: 18 April 2019

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