Project Officer

Part-time (80%FTE) or Full-time, Fixed- term contract until 31 December 2022, based in Darwin 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:The Life Course Program is a prospective, longitudinal study investigating the causes of non-communicable chronic diseases with special emphasis on early factors and preventative interventions. The ABC study is the longest-running and largest study of Aboriginal people in Australasia and is now in its 35th year. The Project Officer will be involved in the current wave of data collection of two longitudinal studies: the Aboriginal Birth Cohort and Top End Cohort. These studies are monitoring the physical and emotional health of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Top End over their life course. The Project Officer will be responsible for tracing participants of the cohort and assessing their health status, both in urban and remote areas of the Top End. The Project Officer will also be responsible for contacting study participants, organisation of field trips, assisting with health screenings including data collection and entry; with education and training on study procedures to be provided. This position is based in Darwin and involves travel to remote areas of the Northern Territory.The Project Officer under the supervision of the Project Manager will:Assist with contacting urban and remote young Aboriginal adults and non-Indigenous adults previously recruited to the study. Communicate and coordinate effectively with study participants, research team and other stakeholders. Liaise with community councils, health centres and community members for study participation. Assist with the collection of data, data entry and storage in accordance with Good Clinical Practice standards, ethics and within cultural guidelinesAssist with coordinating visits to participating communities in urban and remote areas via either air, commercial and light aircrafts, or road, sealed and unsealed (manual 4WD).What you will bring to the role:Relevant qualifications such as completion of an associate diploma level qualification. Certificate level qualification or relevant work-related experience in health. We are looking for a candidate with great communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences including a multidisciplinary and multicultural team and First Nations peoples. The ability to prioritise workloads, attention to detail and strong record keeping and computer skills. The ability to consult, collaborate and negotiate effectively with stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of data and personal information, exercise diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel on light aircraft, or 4WD to rural and remoter communities as part of the research team, for up to 3 days twice a month.What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $95,232 - $102.308, per annum, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $73,670 - $79,770).Contact: Dr Belinda Davison 08 8946 8544 or email belinda.davison@menzies.edu.auClosing date:  Sunday 5th June 2022 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Selected applicant will be required to provide suitable evidence to Human ResourcesApplicants 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 8544  To view a Position Description please click the below linkPosition Description_Project Officer 95232 AUD Darwin