- Full Time (1.0FTE), Fixed Term Contract ending December 2025
- 6 weeks annual leave | Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax free
- Based in Alice Springs
- Base Salary $89,426 - $111,778 per annum
- Total Renumeration Package $113,280 - $138,682 per annum
Are you passionate about working collaboratively with communities and have an interest or background in health promotion, public health, and/or research? Are you looking for a flexible, full-time opportunity that uses your strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills and your knowledge of working with remote communities?
If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference.
Your new role:
Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Project Coordinator / Manager to coordinate activities central to a new project related to prevention of youth-onset type 2 diabetes.
Recent Diabetes Across the Lifecourse Partnership research concludes the prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in northern Australia is the highest reported internationally over the past 25 years.
Consequences of youth-onset type 2 diabetes include a higher risk of comorbidities and complications than those with later-onset diabetes, highlighting a clear need for effective prevention programs. Australian childhood obesity and diabetes prevention programs, however, have had limited success when adapted for Aboriginal communities.
The Project Coordinator / Manager will be responsible for strong engagement with services and communities willing to take part in this project, either as a program implementation site or as a control site. They must also ensure the project adheres to all ethical guidelines and requirements, and effectively manage program delivery and data collection.
They will work closely with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations in the recruitment, training, and supervision of staff required to deliver the prevention program. Implementation of the prevention program will be led by Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, in partnership with Menzies, whose role is to lead the research trial and evaluation of program effectiveness and implementation.
This position will be based in Alice Springs and will commence in early 2023.
Please see Position Description for a full list of Primary Responsibilities and to view the Selection Criteria.
What you will bring to the role:
As an enthusiastic, resourceful and motivated individual, the successful applicant will already have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage and work collaboratively with community stakeholders, service providers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations.
They will also possess:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications, or a combination of qualifications and experience.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating clinical research studies and adhering to project protocols and procedures including data collection guidelines.
- Capacity to work independently under broad direction, and as part of a research team, maintaining confidentiality.
- Demonstrated experience and competency with a range of computer software including the Microsoft Office Suite and research statistical platforms.
- Strong record keeping skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, punctuality and positive attitude.
Additional selection criteria for appointment at higher level (GSL 8):
- Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience in a remote context, including managing staff.
- Demonstrated strong leaderships skills and experience in team management, staff supervision and management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience.
- Demonstrated skills in project planning and management in a remote context, including human resource and financial management.
- Demonstrated excellence in written skills, performance of contract management tasks, and capacity to deliver project outcomes to a high quality.
Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.
As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position.
Benefits of working for Menzies:
- Exciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes
- Lead change and help make a positive impact
- 6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions
- Attractive salary package $89,426 - $111,778 pa including superannuation and salary packaging benefits
If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:
Senior Research Fellow
Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division
Tel: 08 8946 8693
Prof Louise Maple-Brown
Senior Principal Research Fellow
Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division
Tel: 08 8946 8520
How to Apply:
Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.
Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:
- Cover letter stating your interest in the role
- Updated resume
- A statement addressing the Selection Criteria (no more than 2 pages)
- Any other relevant supporting documentation
Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022.
Applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.
For more information on how to apply for this position please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/ or phone 08 8946 8693.
To view a Position Description please click the below link -