1 November, 2023

Project Manager

Full-Time | Fixed Term until 30 June 2026 | Location Negotiable (Adelaide or Alice Springs Preferred) 

Salary $105,000-$120,000 inclusive of super 

This role is open to candidates that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only. 

About the Organisation 

Ninti One (Ninti) is an Indigenous, Supply Nation registered not-for-profit organisation. We have offices in Alice Springs and Adelaide with staff and associates based in other States and Territories. We work collaboratively with communities and relevant agencies to achieve social and economic development outcomes. Since our establishment in 2003, Ninti has been building opportunities with communities through research, innovation, and engagement in Australia – and more recently, in a range of sectors across the Pacific and Asia. We have had a stable Board over the last decade, Chaired by Prof Tom Calma AO.  

We work in a broad range of areas including Aged Care, Children and Families, Disability, Education, Employment, Health and International and Regional Development. Ninti’s vision is to build opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through research, innovation, and community engagement. 

About the NBPU TIS 

The TIS program has contributed to a reduction of almost 50,000 fewer First Nations adult daily smokers since 2005. The National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS) is part of the national TIS program, whereby the NBPU TIS supports 26 regional tobacco control grant recipients (GR) in their efforts to reduce the rates of smoking and vaping among First Nations peoples.  

Ninti is the head contractor of this overall 4-year $24 million activity where it leads a consortium with the University of Canberra (UC) and Edith Cowan University (ECU).  

About the role 

The Project Manager will work closely with the Project Director and National Program Manager NBPU TIS to ensure the management of the overall NPBU TIS Contract is delivered with timeliness, quality and within budget. The contract is responsible for sharing and applying evidence-based research and resources; delivering TIS workforce training and development activities; providing guidance to TIS teams to support their planning and performance reporting responsibilities under the program.  

Other aspects of this role include managing sub-contracts with UC and ECU, and furthermore managing the administration of the National Reach and Priority Projects (NRPP) which focuses predominantly on Youth, Pregnant Women and the delivery of outcomes in remote communities.  

About you                                                                                                                                                              

Ninti One are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Project Manager with a successful track record in stakeholder engagement. You will be adept at time management and can prioritise, show attention to detail and be across all stages of a project lifecycle. You will ideally understand financial management, particularly in the project budget context. To be successful in this role, you will show a demonstrated commitment to reconciliation. Experience in funding or grant administration is desirable. 

Key Selection Criteria 

  1. Experience in managing resources and deliverables in line with agreed budgets and plans  
  1. Ability to meet deadlines, often within tight timeframes, and flexibility to adapt to change 
  1. Demonstrated experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships.  
  1. Experience in preparing, administering, monitoring, and reporting on budgets.  
  1. Strong communication skills (oral and written) 
  1. Demonstrated knowledge and /or experience working with First Nations organisations and contributing to improved outcomes for First Nations communities. 

Special requirements 

  • As a First Nations Not-for-Profit organisation, Ninti is committed to increasing access to employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this is reflected in our Reconciliation Action Plan. This role is only open to applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 
  • Must be a non-smoker. 
  • The ability to travel interstate occasionally is a requirement of this role. 

What we can offer you 

  • A role in a company that is genuinely committed to building opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 
  • Access to cultural leave 
  • A flexible, inclusive work environment. 

How to apply 

Applications should be submitted via the Pipeline Talent website on the link below: 


Your application should include: 

  • a cover letter [maximum two pages] responding to the 6 selection criteria as detailed above. 
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages  

How to get more information 

Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.  

Tahlia Gilchrist 

Email: tahlia@pipelinetalent.com.au | (02) 8001 6603