Full-time (1.0 FTE), Fixed Term Contract to end December 2023
Based in Alice Springs
About the role
Menzies School of Health Research is looking engage a Project Officer to undertake a pivotal role across two co-design projects: The Youth Type 2 Diabetes project and Diabetes in Pregnancy project. The role will report to the Central Australia Project Coordinator.
The Youth Type 2 Diabetes project is working to co-design enhanced models of care in Central Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with type 2 diabetes. The Project Officer will support community consultation and engagement.
As part of the Diabetes in Pregnancy project, they will support engagement and co-design with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait women, communities, and health professionals to reduce diabetes risks before, during, and after pregnancy.
This role will provide administrative support and assist with both project’s co-design and engagement activities under the direction of the Central Australia Project Coordinator. They will be required to work closely with project health service partners and community services in delivery of engagement activities with young people and women with experience of diabetes in pregnancy. The Project Officer will support participant recruitment, and where required, collect quantitative and qualitative research data in accordance with ethical, cultural, and confidentiality requirements.
What you will bring to the role
As an enthusiastic, resourceful and motivated individual, the successful applicant will possess:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications, or a combination of qualifications and experience.
- Exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage and work collaboratively with community stakeholders, service providers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations.
- An understanding of, or an ability to acquire understanding, of research processes and the cultural, ethical and confidentiality considerations for conducting research with human participants.
- Experience with basic computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite and internet browsers, notably with good data entry skills.
- Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work under routine supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team,
Additional selection criteria for appointment at higher level (GSL 6):
- Degree qualification in a related health field with subsequent experience
- Demonstrated initiative and capacity to work independently without direct supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience conducting secretariat duties
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 $95,232 - $111,542 pa including superannuation and salary packaging benefits
If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:
Senior Research Officer
Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division
Tel: 8946 8528
How to Apply:
Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.
Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:
- Cover letter
- Updated resume
- A statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)
- Any other relevant supporting documentation
For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8528.
Closing date: Sunday 9 October 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.
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