Youth Engagement Coordinator

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Position Description –  Treasurer

This position is responsible for engaging youth of African background and the African community to participate in the Farm activities and the root project initiative. This role will also be responsible for enabling community voice to inform the root project activities, and collaborating with a range of partners and organizations.

This role will work closely with UAF members and report directly to the project Coordinator and the Executive Director of Sustain.

Key Objective of the Position

Team: The Roots Project
Reports To: Project Coordinator
Direct Reports:

  • The roots project activities
  • Sector engagements

External Relationships: Liaise with all UAF partners within the region.
Location: Fowler Rd, Cardinia, 3978
Employment Type: Hybrid and Part-time till Sept 2023

About The Roots Project

The UAF is a community-led initiative about the United African Farm that brings together over 80 families from 10 different African countries, representing a wide diversity of cultures and languages. The UAF seeks to build a community that can unify, empower and support its members regardless of their background, ethnicity, or education; pass the knowledge of the diverse history and practices that the membership represents between the diverse cultures and generations, and create strong connections to the land in Cardinia Shire and to the continent from which its members came.

About the Roots Project

Shaped by the Sudanese proverb: “we desire to bequest two things to our children – the first one is roots; the other one is wings”. This project aims to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion amongst participants by training, equipping and upskilling them in agriculture, leadership, career development and business skills. Participants will connect to various African cultures, grow culturally appropriate foods, engage in mentorship programs, and ultimately restore their identity through meaningful conversation.

Our Purpose:

Major deliverables:

  • Consult with the community about the needs of the UAF and plan activities.
  • Ensure the work at the Farm is aligned with the UAF mission and objectives.
  • Outreach to community organizations to engage youth in the community in a range of learning and engagement activities.
  • Establish a youth group for United African Farm.
  • Build, maintain, and work with key stakeholders, including families, community members, volunteers, and local government, to support the engagement activities at UAF.
  • Completion of required data capture, reports, documentation of program information and adequate support in managing privacy for participants and their families.
  • Complete administrative requirements of the group, including but not limited to resources, within provided budget, referrals, data collation, activity preparation, incident reporting, feedback and evaluation.
  • Become a UAF youth champion and advocate for increased membership and participation
  • Coordinate volunteers and events to enhance successful outcomes for the UAF roots project.


  1. Community engagement/development qualification or relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience working within the community for a social change cause.
  3. Experience working with young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  4. Possess current Working with Children (WWC) Check and be willing to acquire a Police check.
  5. Possess a First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.
  6. Hold a valid driver’s license and own a vehicle in good condition.
  7. Availability for an immediate start and ability to work flexible hours.


Anyone from an African background is highly recommended to apply.


Salary, benefits, and contract duration

1-year contract, with the possibility of extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory

performance. 3-month probationary period. The role will be for 8 hrs (1 day) a week and with an hourly rate of $35 per hour


Cardinia (with the flexibility to work from home). Must be available to attend in-person meetings

and activities in Cardinia.

For further information and to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter stating your interest in the role and how you meet the selection criteria to Thuch Ajak,

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