Project Officer (Air in East Arnhem)

 This position is based in NhulunbuyFull time (1.0 FTE), 12 Months Fixed Term Contract Are you passionate about working collaboratively with remote communities and health services to improve environmental health and have an interest or background in providing administrative support to research projects? Are you looking for a new opportunity to be part of a fabulous team where your strong communication, administration and stakeholder engagement skills flourish?If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. About the role:Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Project Officer to join one of Australia’s leading rural and remote environmental health research team. The project officer is recruited for the Air in East Arnhem project which is funded through the Medical Research Futures Funds Indigenous health grant.The Project Officer is required to work with Menzies researchers, Miwatj Health staff and Yolŋu researchers employed through Miwatj Health to coordinate the recruitment of Yolŋu citizen scientists, develop training materials, assist with reporting and data collection and ensure systematic recording of data collected and any other duties concerning the project as directed by the Principal Investigators.The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for working collaboratively with Yolŋu researchers employed by the health service and coordinate training activities required by Yolŋu researchers. You will be required to support coordination of stakeholder and community resource development activities, in collaboration with the research team.For example, you will undertake recruitment of participants and obtain informed consent from participants and ensure participant information and data is recorded accurately into relevant databases/systems, ensuring participant data is managed in accordance with ethical, cultural, and confidentiality requirements. You will also provide secretariat support by co-ordinating travel and accommodation, for the research team and other administrative duties for project related activities. Some additional responsibilities for appointment at a higher level PAT 6:Provide coordination of research activities such as project planning, ethics management, recruitment, fieldwork, data collection and reporting processes.Play a role in leading stakeholder and community engagement (identifying new stakeholders, arranging meetings, building relationships, and ensuring stakeholders are kept informed).Provide recommendations to innovate and improve systems, processes, and activities. Please see the Position Description for a full list of responsibilities and to view selection criteria. What you will bring to the role:As an enthusiastic, resourceful and motivated individual, you will already have exceptional communication and IT skills (including previous use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel or similar applications). The successful applicant will also possess:Completion of a relevant qualification (advanced diploma, diploma or certificate) and work experience.Demonstrated experience in undertaking stakeholder engagement (identifying stakeholders, building relationships, and ensuring stakeholders are informed).Demonstrated experience working in complex multidisciplinary research projects.Experience with recruitment of participants for research purposes including obtaining informed consent consistent with ethical standards.Demonstrated experience working in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in remote research settings. Some additional selection criteria for appointment at higher level PAT 6:Completion of a relevant degree, with subsequent experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.Demonstrated initiative and ability to work flexibly and independently with minimal supervision, and experience in adapting processes or techniques as required to achieve objectives without impacting on other areas.Experience working in a research setting and demonstrated experience in undertaking project planning, contributing to ethics management, fieldwork, data collection and reporting. 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. Benefits of working for MenziesBase salary of $79,299 - $94,618 per annum (total remuneration package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits of $101,543 - $119,087 per annum).Option to increase employer superannuation contribution to 14%Generous leave provisions and more! To apply for this position, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in Australia.  This could be a working visa, evidence of permanent resident status, an Australian or New Zealand passport, Australian birth certificate or a certificate of Australian citizenship. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact: Supriya MathewAssociate How to Apply:Please visit Menzies’ careers website: click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  Applicants are required to provide:Cover letter;Current resume and 2 recent professional referees;Responses addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description, which must be no more than two (2) pages; andAny other relevant supporting documentation. To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: or email Menzies Human Resources at  Closing date:  Sunday 18 February 2024  Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their applications, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.  Position Description AUD Nhulunbuy 0880