Government staff secondments

This page has information on current secondment opportunities for Northern Territory (NT) Government staff under the NGO Secondment Program.

In a secondment, an employee is temporarily transferred from one organisation to another for an agreed period.

By taking placements in a new agency or sector, employees develop personally and professionally while the NT Government benefits from new skills and knowledge.

Secondment program

The program aims to increase the number of NT Government staff undertaking a secondment.

It also provides certainty about the employee's conditions of employment during secondment and on return to the NT Public Sector.

Before you take part in the program, you should read the framework.

NT Public Sector/NGO Secondment Program framework DOCX (651.9 KB)
NT Public Sector/NGO Secondment Program framework PDF (269.6 KB).

Project manager - Djalkiri Foundation

Location: Darwin

Read the project manager job description PDF (547.8 KB).

Submit your application by email to by Wednesday 29 December 2021.

To find out more, call Melanie Rarrtjiwuy Herdman on 0408 258 370.

Below is a step-by-step guide for how NGO positions are filled:

Step 1. Suitable vacancies in the NGO sector are submitted to Social Policy Coordination in the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet for consideration for the secondment program.

If you're an NGO, submit your vacancy by email to

If you're an NTPS employee interested in a vacancy and a secondment opportunity, you can ask the NGO to submit a job description to the NTPS for consideration.

Step 2. The position is assessed by a panel for inclusion into the secondment program.

Step 3. If approved for the program, the position is advertised on the NT Government internet.

Step 4. Any NT Government employee can apply for the position.

Step 5. The NGO determines and manages the recruitment process for the position. Noting that recruitment is not restricted to NT Government staff.

Step 6. NGO appoints to the position.

Step 7. If an NT Government employee is appointed to the position, they must fill in a secondment approval form DOCX (63.4 KB) with their home agency.

Employees in NTGPASS also need to fill in a superannuation form.

Superannuation form DOCX (145.6 KB)
Superannuation form PDF (147.9 KB)

For more information, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

Read more about NT Government secondments in the Broadening our Horizons guide PDF (595.1 KB).

The Northern Territory Government has partnership agreements with Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education to streamline the processes involved with staff sharing.

Go to the Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet website to find out more about partnership agreements.

Last updated: 22 December 2021

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