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Trachoma Program Manager


Employer: University of Melbourne
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Medical Research
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 07 March, 2019.

  • Job no: 0047713
  • Work type: Fixed Term
  • Location: Parkville
  • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

Appointment to be made at Level B $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. or Level C $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (plus superannuation). 
Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

Trachoma Program Manager – Indigenous Eye Health will join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of researchers working on Indigenous eye health. You will be based within Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

The IEH has developed and is supporting implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. This is an exciting, evidence-informed and sector-supported set of policy recommendations that outline the whole-of-system approach required to produce long-term, sustainable changes to reduce the disparities in Indigenous eye health. The Roadmap includes activities required at the national, jurisdictional and regional levels, and spans domains such as health system coordination, governance mechanisms, workforce development and health promotion, monitoring and evaluation.

Australia has committed to the elimination of trachoma by 2020 and IEH is working with many partners towards this goal. You will provide management and contribute to the work around the elimination of trachoma. IEH is involved in trachoma health promotion, social marketing, community development, environmental health, policy development and advocacy.

You will manage the activities of the trachoma team and participate in the strategic management and policy development of the group. This position will enable you to contribute to and lead improvements in Indigenous eye health. As part of a small team, you will collaborate with stakeholders within regions, jurisdictions and nationally towards the sustainable elimination of trachoma. The work is of national and international significance. Expected research outcomes include contribution to national and international peer reviewed publications and national conferences and meeting presentations.

IEH encourages applications from Indigenous Australians.

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