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Project Officer

Employer: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Project Management, Education & Training, Family Services, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 19 March, 2019.
Applications close: 02 April, 2019. (Expired)

About the Opportunity

We currently require a Full Time Project Officer on a 12 month contract to join the Policy & Equity research group.

A vacancy exists for a Project Officer to provide operational support to the Group Leader, Policy & Equity/Senior Manager, Policy and Service Development Unit. This position will play a vital role in providing support – including coordinating the preparation of tender and grant applications for the group – and project planning and management support to the Group Leader and the PSDU team. This role requires superior organisational skills, and would suit someone who is self-motivated, flexible, and enjoys variety in their role.


  • Provide project support to the Group Leader, Policy & Equity/Senior Manager, PSDU
  • Maintain currency and accuracy of project and funding submission data in the PSDU database, Salesforce
  • Liaise with the Grants Office/Business Development and Legal Office for the co-ordination and preparation of grant and tender applications for the team
  • Provide administrative support to the Group Leader, Policy & Equity/Senior Manager - PSDU, including diary management, preparation of documents for meetings, and recording of minutes
  • Provide project support to the PSDU team as required
  • Drive project management for specific smaller projects under supervision
  • Facilitate and lead internal and external meetings/workshops with stakeholders with support and direction to achieve project outcomes
  • Liaise with and manage stakeholder expectations in relation to project delivery (time/resource/cost implications/risk) with support
  • Contribute to preparation, collection and methodology as required by the project and research group
  • Contribute to the team/group and manage competing priorities/deadlines to deliver projects in a timely manner
  • Develop the structure and content for reports independently from draft to final stage under supervision
  • Present at internal and external forums as required
  • Assist with and contribute to tender and grant applications
  • Is engaged in the campus culture including professional development activities and attending internal/external campus conferences and seminars
  • Is aware of, and adheres to, MCRI policy on Intellectual Property/Material Transfer Agreements/Contracts/Clinical and Public Health Outcomes

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role it is essential you have:

  • Degree/Honours qualification in relevant field (eg child health, education, public policy)
  • An appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with experience communicating to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, and to use judgement and initiative
  • Demonstrated administration skills
  • Working with Children & National Police Clearance (if appointed) in compliance with the Victorian Governments Child Safety Standards.

Salary Range: $71,647 – $89,958 per annum plus super.

Position Reference: 16187.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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