Our Organisation


To drive transformational growth in northern Australia, it is crucial we have staff based in the region. Our team has the perspectives and insights needed to help drive sustainable change and know first-hand the unique challenges faced by residents and businesses in the north.

NAIF Cairns Investment Team

NAIF’s head office is located in Cairns, and with offices in Townsville, Darwin, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, we are perfectly placed to build and maintain strong relationships that make a real difference.

NAIF is a values-based organisation with a strong culture drawn from the talent, experience and dedication of our team members. Everything we do aligns with our purpose of investing in the growth of northern Australia. 

Our committed team has extensive experience as lenders and financial advisors in the commercial market, and expertise advising both public and private-sector counterparts. We have legal, stakeholder relations and communications, risk and governance, Indigenous engagement, and corporate administration experts who work to deliver on our Investment Mandate.

NAIF is committed to providing a safe, inclusive culture where people have the support to succeed; where we embrace diversity of thought; and where individual strengths are celebrated. This enables us to grow and develop, both individually and as a team, as we work towards our strategic vision.

Our culture

At NAIF, we are driven by our purpose, values, and commitment to inclusion. We foster a collaborative and supportive work environment, valuing the growth and development of our team members. We offer opportunities for professional development and prioritise providing a safe and inclusive workplace. 

If you are passionate about driving positive change and contributing to the sustainable growth of northern Australia, we invite you to join our team.

Current vacancies 

Senior Associate, Legal

Reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer this position works closely with various business units across the organisation, particularly with our Investment and Portfolio Management teams. 

If you have a passion for working with others through regulatory matters relating to enterprise compliance with the NAIF Act and Investment Mandate, providing preliminary legal advice and support on project and infrastructure transactions, then this may be your next career change. This role can be located either in our offices in Cairns, Townsville or Darwin.  

Applications should be submitted by 4pm, 29 April 2024.  Shortlisting may commence at any time. For further information, please contact Lyn Bluett our Senior Director, People and Culture on 1300 466 243 or email naif@naif.gov.au

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Accounts Payable

Reporting directly to the Management Accountant our Associate, Accounts Payable works closely with all business units across the organisation managing the accounts payable process.  This role is offered on a part-time basis with flexibility on days/hours per day. This position is located at our head office, in Cairns. 

Your focus will be on receiving, reviewing, and processing invoices accurately and efficiently, ensuring adherence to NAIF policies and procedures. 

In addition to being based in Cairns, you will be rewarded for your contributions and be provided with an attractive remuneration package.  

Application should be submitted by 4:00pm, 13 May 2024.  Shortlisting may commence at any time. For further information, please contact Lyn Bluett our Senior Director, People and Culture on 1300 466 243 or email naif@naif.gov.au

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Associate Director, Investment

As a key member of our investment deal team, the Associate Director, Investment is responsible for executing the strategy of selecting financing partners, negotiating the terms of the partnerships and programs, completing documentation and assisting with the briefing of financing partner origination teams.

The ideal candidate will have at least six (6) years post-tertiary experience with a background in business development, structuring, advising and financial/investment analysis in business banking, project finance or corporate finance. A demonstrated experience in negotiating loan documentation and strong attention to detail with the ability to think critically and analytically to detect risks and confidence in accurate decision making is also essential. This is a full time role base in our Sydney office.

To apply for this position, please send your current resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you align with NAIF's purpose and values to peopleandculture@naif.gov.au by 4:00pm, 24 May 2024. Shortlisting may commence at any time. For further information, please contact Sherilyn Wilson our Senior Associate, People and Culture on 1300 466 243 or naif@naif.gov.au.

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Our values

At NAIF, we believe in fostering a collaborative, ethical, and impactful environment that inspires positive change in northern Australia. Our values define who we are and how we operate, ensuring that we are committed to making a real difference in the region.

We understand that success is amplified when we work as a cohesive team, supporting and empowering one another. Whether it's assisting our co-workers to excel, seamlessly collaborating across different teams, or leveraging expertise from various parts of our organisation, we are united in our efforts to deliver the best solutions to any challenge.

We conduct ourselves with honesty, trust, professionalism, and reliability in all that we do. We honour our commitments, uphold ethical standards, and choose the right path, even when faced with challenges. We promote an atmosphere where acting with integrity is not only expected, but actively encouraged.

We are driven by the belief that our work can truly make a difference. We take pride in our contributions and recognise the profound connection between our efforts and the benefits that we deliver. Guided by  NAIF’s goals and values, we go above and beyond to ensure that our work not only aligns with our purpose, but also propels the region forward.

We take ownership of tasks and encourage calculated risks that foster innovation. We strive to ensure our solutions are impactful by making informed decisions, even in uncertain situations, and by always being open to fresh ideas that drive development.

At NAIF, our values are more than just words – they are the compass that guides us as we create a stronger, more vibrant northern Australia. If you share these values and are passionate about meaningful impact, we invite you to join us. Together, we can shape a brighter future for the region and leave a lasting legacy.

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