Driver – Local Position Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste

ABOUT MENZIES:Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving Indigenous, global and tropical health. Menzies has a history of over 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia.THE PROJECTS:The Menzies Global and Tropical Health (GTH) Division is committed to tackling key areas of public health concern that impact on the health and wellbeing of people and communities across northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. With a focus on translational research we shape our research program through close collaboration with a diverse range of healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers, to target priority health issues. Our aim is to find meaningful and relevant ways to improve the health of people in our region.Menzies has recently opened an office in Dili, Timor-Leste. The Timor-Leste office will manage two main projects, STRONG TL and the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste with other smaller projects and partnerships running concurrently.STRONG TL (Surveillance Training, Research Opportunities and National Guidelines for communicable disease control in Timor-Leste) will address key health system needs (surveillance, research and guidelines) to build capacity to manage Timor-Leste’s burden of communicable diseases. The focus of the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste is to strengthen antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance systems and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) data capture through building laboratory and clinical capacity in both the human and animal health sectors. The project will facilitate a stronger One Health approach to surveillance, bringing together multi-sectoral stakeholders to share surveillance data and gain a better understanding of AMR, AMU and AMC.SUMMARY OF POSITION:This position is a critical part of the Menzies TL team being primarily responsible for the safe transportation of staff and visitors, maintenance, record keeping for the vehicles. This position is based in Dili, with frequent travel required to the field.SELECTION CRITERIA:Minimum Senior Secondary (Years 10-12) and/or minimum 1-2 years relevant work experience, preferably with a certificate in auto mechanicsMinimum 1-year driving experience, preferably with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) or private companyValid Timor-Leste Driver’s license, preferably with four-wheel drive experienceKnowledge of basic vehicle repairs and maintenanceGood communication skills in Tetum and basic knowledge of English is an advantageAbility to work within clearly defined routines and plans; repetitive manual duties, with minimal supervisionDemonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a teamGood interpersonal skills including, open mindedness, willingness to learn, team spirit, good attitudeDemonstrated flexible approach and ability to work under pressure and to organize and manage workload to meet deadlinesDemonstrated honesty, reliable and trustworthy.Closing date:  20 September 2020To apply for this position, please refer to  and select / click on the Driver – Three (3) Local Positions Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste role. Please ensure to attach your application letter and Curriculum Vitae with three references, Copy of Identity Card/ BI or Electoral Card and Copy of Good behavior certificate (kelakuan baik) before or by the 20 September 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.    Menzies Timor-Leste is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.POSITION DESCRIPTION 2640 AUD Dili