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Project Manager - Return to Country

Employer: Menzies School of Health Research
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Management, Medical Research, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Darwin

Job posted on: 14 February, 2019.
Applications close: 17 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full time contract until 31st December 2023 based in Darwin

About us:

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is a medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses.

About the position:

Not only are Indigenous Australians six times more likely to need dialysis or a kidney transplant for end-stage kidney disease than non-Indigenous Australians, they have a quarter the chance of a kidney transplant and a third the chance of treatment that allows them to return home. Return to Country is a 5 year study of over 1,500 Indigenous dialysis patients at 14 major renal services across Australia. It is designed to find out why this disparity exists and test health services changes to increase the changes of better treatment, at home, for Indigenous Australians receiving dialysis.

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Chief Investigator team this position will be responsible for the overall management and coordinator of this large-scale collaborative project.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be responsible for the overall management and coordination of this large-scale collaborative project.
  • Assist the Investigator team in establishing the project’s governance processes.
  • Liaise with and support the project’s many stakeholders.
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of the project team, including HR, budget, finance, travel and reporting.
  • Hold responsibility for project communications (internal team communications and external stakeholder communications).

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field with previous experience in project management.
  • Exceptional negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability in project management: coordinating, organising, critical thinking and problem solving skills, preferably in the health and/or health research sector.
  • Previous experience organising and facilitating stakeholder meetings and workshops.
  • High-level oral and written English communication skills, including experience in preparing high quality materials and reports.
  • Proven financial management skills.
  • Sound computer literacy skills, ideally with experience in data management.
  • The ability to undertake at least monthly inter-state travel on an “as needs” basis for up to a week at a time.

Contact: Dr Paul Lawton on 08 8946 8537 or

What we offer:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • Attractive salary package and benefits $121,971 - $132,339 salary package (comprising gross salary $96,619 - $105,226, superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

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