Project Officer

 Full-time (1.0 FTE), Fixed Term Contract until December 2023Based in DarwinInternal Vacancy - EOI open for one week only Are you passionate about health research and would like to support and advocate for meaningful engagement within Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander communities?  If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. Your new role:Menzies is looking for a Project Officer to support workforce development in conjunction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives. The Biyamarr ma team supports and advocates for meaningful engagement of research within Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander communities through a variety of strategic relationships and engagement opportunities with key stakeholders.The Project Officer will undertake specific projects, coordinate and support the delivery and implementation of projects including the Reconciliation Action Plan, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Career Development Strategy 2022 - 2026, and the Strategic Workforce Plan 2022 - 2026.The role will provide administrative and secretariat support, ie minute taking, Agenda items, photocopying in relation to working groups and committees being coordinated through the Biyamarr ma unit. It will also develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders, both internal and external to Menzies School of Health Research to achieve outcomes.   What you will bring to the role:You will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues impacting on the employment and retention of Aboriginal people and the ability to apply this knowledge to deliver improved outcomes.You also possess:A Degree with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.High level interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders within a multi-disciplinary and multicultural work environment.The ability to project manage and undertake multiple tasks to deliver results in a timely and efficient manner by providing financial, policy and planning support and setting up monitoring/reporting mechanisms.Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision and maintain good organisational and time management skills to undertake a range of project management, reporting and liaison activities of this position.Excellent computing skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet searching skills. Why Menzies: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 institutesLead change and help make a positive impact6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditionsOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $104,511 - $111,542 pa (comprising a gross salary of $81,803 - $87,901) If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Vanessa HarrisBiyamarr ma 8946 8435 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 resumeAny other relevant supporting documentation   For more information on how to apply for this position please visit  or phone 08 8946 8435.  Closing date:  Friday 25 November 2022 To apply and view a Position Description please click here  Position Description 104511 AUD Darwin 0800