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Sector Development and Policy Advisor - Victorian Refugee Health Network

Employer: The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Legal & Human Rights, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Policy & Research, Project Management, Health Promotion
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 January, 2017.
Applications close: 22 January, 2017.

  • 12 month project, working 3 or 3.5 days per week
  • Great project management skills
  • Understanding of health care for people from refugee background

The Victorian Refugee Health Network (Network) works to develop responsive health service systems that meet the needs of people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers ( The Network is auspiced by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc (VFST). (

We have a role to lead two key Network projects: to undertake consultations and desk based research to update the template used in primary care for on arrival health assessments, and to provide support to a major catch up immunisation project across two Local Government Areas.

We are seeking an excellent communicator, who has a proven track record in project management, a good working knowledge of refugee health, primary care and immunisation.

The position is working 3 or 3.5 days per week, for a 12 month fixed term period. Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 up to $80,440 gross per annum pro rata. Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading,  a range of flexible working options, and a highly supportive team environment.

VFST is an equal opportunity employer.

The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Applications for this position close on 22 January 2017.

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, which can be downloaded from our website at

Please email applications to Jane Ellis, Human Resources Advisor, at, using the subject line: Sector Development and Policy Advisor - Victorian Refugee Health Network application via EthicalJobs.

If you are unable to email please post to: Jane Ellis, Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street, Brunswick 3056.

For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Jane Ellis on 9389 8971.

Supporting materials  PD_VRHN_Advisor_Jan17.pdf