Project Coordinator

Full-time (100% FTE)Fixed- term contract until 31 December 2022Based in Broome or Kununurra About MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.About the position:This position with the Youth Type 2 Diabetes Project will be based in either Broome or Kununurra and will report to the Darwin based Youth Type 2 Diabetes Project Manager. The Project Coordinator will be involved in co-designing enhanced models of care in the Kimberley for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with type 2 diabetes. This role will lead community consultation and engagement, facilitating youth advisory groups, organisation of and participation in field trips, facilitating community workshops, engagement with resource development, supervision of two Kimberley based youth engagement officers and leading the collection and management of interview and focus group data. Training on study procedures will be provided.The Project Coordinator will:Lead and support the recruitment of study participants in urban and remote locations.Engage with and maintain meaningful relationships with youth with type 2 diabetes and their families and healthcare teams.Communicate and coordinate effectively with study participants, the research team, and other stakeholders (such as community councils and health centres).In line with relevant standards and guidelines, assist with undertaking study procedures. This includes facilitating data collection, obtaining informed consent, data entry and storage in addition to ethics reporting.Establish and maintain a youth Indigenous Reference Group for the Kimberley region.Supervisesupport and mentor the Youth Engagement Officers in the Kimberley region.Work closely with project health service partners in the delivery of engagement activities with young people and their families.An understanding and awareness of relevant Workplace Health and Safety as well as Equal Opportunity principles and legislation along with a commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace for all Menzies staff, students, volunteers and visitors. The successful applicant will have:A degree with at least four years subsequent relevant experience (public health, research, health promotion, health care) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.Highly developed ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a range of audiences including people from diverse cultures and a multidisciplinary team.Demonstrated experience working in a culturally responsive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations.Ability and willingness to undertake training on study procedures.Good organisational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines whilst keeping attention to detailCapacity to work independently under broad direction, and as part of a research team, maintaining confidentiality.Demonstrated ability in writing progress reports against study milestonesStrong record keeping skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, , punctuality and positive attitude.Demonstrated experience and competency with a range of computer software (f.e. Nvivo, RedCAP) including the Microsoft Office Suite.Desirable:Demonstrated experience in conducting research in a remote community setting.Contact: Anthony Gunther on 08 8946 8673 or anthony.gunther@menzies.edu.au  What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package and benefits $87,586  - $95,051 salary package (including superannuation and salary packaging benefits equivalent to a gross salary $111,220 - $119,651 paClosing date:  Tuesday 7 September 2021Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to applyApplicants 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 https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8626.  Position Description 87586 AUD Broome 6725