RHDAustralia Program Manager

Full-time contract based in DarwinAbout 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. Menzies works at the frontline, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia.About the position:RHDAustralia aims to close the gap on death and disability related to acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia through targeted education delivery, access and use of quality evidence based resources, strategic partnerships and national engagement.The Program Manager will provide leadership, management and strategic direction to ensure effective and efficient operation of RHDAustralia. Working closely with the Cultural Adviser, the Program Manager will initiate, plan, manage and deliver key projects in three priority areas:Development and implementation of national education, training and self-management multimodal resources to assist with the detection, treatment, management and awareness of ARF/RHD. RHDAustralia uses a variety of delivery methods, including an increased emphasis on new technologies.Enhancing support for health systems to achieve evidence based practice for focused prevention activities in high-risk communities.Implementation of the 3rd edition of the Australian Guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease which will be the keystone of RHDAustralia’s work in this funding period.The successful candidate will have:Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field or extensive relevant management experience.An understanding of the broad health environment, in particular sectors of health care servicing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander populations.Demonstrated high level program management experience including the ability to work independently to deliver program outcomes, to complete required reports, and to be resourceful and to use initiative in the delivery of program objectives.Demonstrated success in leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams.Demonstrated ability to build strong productive relationships within an organisation and externally with a diverse range of individuals and organisations and an ability to work cross-culturally and in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.Demonstrated responsibility for financial management and knowledge of budgetary processes. Demonstrated high level interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in a variety of contexts.Demonstrated awareness and adoption of new technologies as well as demonstrated high level computing skills in all standard programs.Willingness and ability to travel as well as the flexibility and ability to work outside normal hours when required. Travel will be approximately six times a year, a few days at a time and may include remote communities and interstate travel. What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%$138,234 - $147,385 salary package (comprising gross salary $110,259 - $117,577 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits).A contract until 30 June 2021 will be offered.Closing date:  8 March 2020 Contact: Bec Slade on 08 8946 8651 or bec.slade@menzies.edu.au  This position is designated for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander personApplicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.  POSITION DESCRIPTION 110259 AUD Darwin

RHDAustralia Program Manager

Full-time contract based in Darwin

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. Menzies works at the frontline, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia.

About the position:

RHDAustralia aims to close the gap on death and disability related to acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia through targeted education delivery, access and use of quality evidence based resources, strategic partnerships and national engagement.

The Program Manager will provide leadership, management and strategic direction to ensure effective and efficient operation of RHDAustralia. Working closely with the Cultural Adviser, the Program Manager will initiate, plan, manage and deliver key projects in three priority areas:

  • Development and implementation of national education, training and self-management multimodal resources to assist with the detection, treatment, management and awareness of ARF/RHD. RHDAustralia uses a variety of delivery methods, including an increased emphasis on new technologies.
  • Enhancing support for health systems to achieve evidence based practice for focused prevention activities in high-risk communities.
  • Implementation of the 3rd edition of the Australian Guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease which will be the keystone of RHDAustralia’s work in this funding period.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field or extensive relevant management experience.
  • An understanding of the broad health environment, in particular sectors of health care servicing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander populations.
  • Demonstrated high level program management experience including the ability to work independently to deliver program outcomes, to complete required reports, and to be resourceful and to use initiative in the delivery of program objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong productive relationships within an organisation and externally with a diverse range of individuals and organisations and an ability to work cross-culturally and in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for financial management and knowledge of budgetary processes. 
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in a variety of contexts.
  • Demonstrated awareness and adoption of new technologies as well as demonstrated high level computing skills in all standard programs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as well as the flexibility and ability to work outside normal hours when required. Travel will be approximately six times a year, a few days at a time and may include remote communities and interstate travel. 

What we offer:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • $138,234 - $147,385 salary package (comprising gross salary $110,259 - $117,577 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits).
  • A contract until 30 June 2021 will be offered.

Closing date:  8 March 2020

Contact: Bec Slade on 08 8946 8651 or bec.slade@menzies.edu.au  

This position is designated for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.