Project Manager (CRESTRA)

 Full Time (1.0 FTE), Fixed Term Contract ending March 2026, based in Alice Springs6 weeks annual leave | Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax freeBase Salary $102,636 - $111,778 per annum pro rata (Total Renumeration Package $128,279 - $138,700 per annum pro rata) Are you passionate about working collaboratively with communities and have an interest (or background in) improving the health of Territorians living in remote communities? Are you looking for a flexible, full-time opportunity that uses your strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills?If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Project Manager to provide high level management expertise and strategic initiative by managing two research projects:First, the CRE for STrengthening Health Systems in Remote Australia (CRESTRA), seeks to generate and translate evidence that will: 1) ensure a stable and competent remote health workforce; 2) achieve equitable funding for remote health services; and 3) integrate and coordinate services that will improve access to appropriate primary health care and improve health outcomes for those living in remote Australia.Second, the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia project will develop an evidence-base to inform how best to bundle remote health workforce retention interventions, so that people living in remote communities can access greater continuity of health care. Together, these projects will improve the delivery of health care to Territorians living in remote communities.The main duties of the Project Manager involve:Liaising with project collaborators, staff, funding bodies and other stakeholders and build and maintain productive relationships both internally and externally to Menzies. This may include supporting the development of multi-institutional agreements and memorandums of understanding.Communicating with health services and communities to support their involvement in the projects and maintain appropriate engagement over the course of the projects.Co-ordinate, support and monitor the activities and outputs of the project team to ensure high quality and timely delivery on all contractual obligations.Regularly review the project budget and financial statements, reporting expenditure in accordance with agreed budget allocations and timelines, both externally to funding bodies and internally to project executive.Develop and maintain systems that will enable effective project communication and record keeping. This may include preparing reports of projects’ progress and findings for various audiences, including key stakeholders, community groups and participating health services. Please see the Position Description for a full list of responsibilities including a list of essential selection criteria. What we would like you to bring to the roleExceptional verbal and written communication skills, sound interpersonal and negotiation skills, self-confidence, and the ability to interact effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly with an understanding of how to work successfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.Other ideal qualities:Relevant postgraduate qualifications, with relevant work experience or have a combination of education and experience.Demonstrated strong leaderships skills and experience in team management and staff supervision.Demonstrated high level project management experience with a comprehensive knowledge of contractual and risk management principles.The ability to work independently, to be resourceful, and to use initiative in the delivery of project objectives.Proven experience in the successful coordination of multiple ongoing projects and the management of multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary teams. Why MenziesMenzies 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 MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutesLead change and help make a positive impact6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditionsOption of increasing superannuation contribution to 14%15 days personal leave If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact: Deborah RussellSenior Research FellowWellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases +61 400 162 821 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 roleUpdated resumeA statement addressing the Selection Criteria (no more than 2 pages)Any other relevant supporting documentation     Closing date:  Sunday 19 March 2023.  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  or phone +61 400 162 821.   To view a Position Description please click the below link -Position Description AUD Alice Springs 0870