Strategic Initiatives Manager

The role:Menzies is looking for a Strategic Initiatives Manager to lead activities and provide high level advice and support to members of the Senior Executive Team on organisational strategic initiatives and special projects.A core activity of the role will be to manage the operations of Top End Academic Health Partners. The successful candidate will support the Deputy Director Research and Associate Deputy Director Strategy in developing and implementing strategic initiatives both within the organisation and with external stakeholders and partners. The role includes leading communications, operations and stakeholder engagement for Top End Partners. Some of the key duties involve: -Work with the seven partners of Top End Academic Health Partners to develop and implement the Communications and Operational Strategies and workplans of the Partnership.Take the lead or provide high level support on various strategic and operational initiatives that have been identified and endorsed by Senior Executive Team.Build and maintain productive working relationships with external stakeholders and partners of Top End Partners.Identify potential grant and funding opportunities that align with identified priorities of Top End Partners.Provide high level support and advice to the Deputy Director Research and Associate Deputy Director Strategy, including writing reports and other correspondence as required, and liaising with or assisting to advance matters with internal and external stakeholders. Please refer to the Position Description to view a full list of primary responsibilities and selection criteria relevant to this role. About you:As a motivated individual, you will already bring your highly developed stakeholder engagement abilities and strong communication skills that will be effective to a range of audiences including people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.You also have:A relevant postgraduate qualification; or extensive relevant experience (working in a high-level advisory and management role, preferably in a research or policy environment), or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.Demonstrated ability to research and gather information resourcefully and use advanced analytical skills to identify and develop innovative approaches and strategies to complex problems in a changing environment.Proven project management skills, including demonstrated experience writing briefing papers, reports and applications for a variety of different funding sources.Excellent attention to detail and the ability to analyse and resolve problems.Strong organisational skills, self-motivation and integrity, and the ability to effectively prioritise workloads, work under pressure to meet tight and conflicting deadlines, and achieve results with minimal supervision. About 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. The Benefits:Attractive salary package $137,090 to $148,386 including super and salary packaging benefits (base salary $110,478 to $120,319)Option to increase employer superannuation contribution to 14%Significant salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 per annum6 weeks annual leave 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:Louise Maple-BrownDeputy Director ResearchEmail: Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. If you require any support or accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. How to Apply:Please visit Menzies’ careers website: to apply for this position.Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letterUpdated resumeA 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: or email: Closing date:  Wednesday 06 March 2024Position Description AUD Darwin 0800