22 May, 2023

Senior Project Officer – The Kirby Institute – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified role

Senior Project Officer – The Kirby Institute – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified role

  • Two positions available
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $100k – $108k (plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading)
  • Location: Kensington NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working) Remote working arrangements may be considered.

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Senior Project Officer is an identified role, as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander. This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting infectious disease point-of-care testing programs operating nationally in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective communication between the program team and jurisdictional stakeholders. The position will also provide support to  senior program staff in the development of project plans and schedules and participate in planning, and monitoring and evaluation processes as required.

Who You Are:

  • Experience or knowledge of Public Health gained through any combination of training and/or work experience. A formal qualification in Public Health would be desirable for this position but not essential.
  • Experience working in infectious diseases and the remote Indigenous context is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the delivery, and monitoring and evaluation of public health programs and the ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with proven capacity to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular) for word processing, handling spreadsheets and preparation of presentations

If you don’t meet all requirements for this position but are open to learn and passionate about supporting remote communities, we would encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Culture:

If you’re looking for the next chapter of your career, it’s at UNSW. Here you are part of something special and meaningful. You will have the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment filled with inspiring people making a real difference to the world. Your voice is valued here, and you will have the opportunity to develop your skills with our lifelong learning program. There is no place to work that is more satisfying.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 7th June 2023 at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: j.cutler@unsw.edu.au

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.  UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.