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Business Manager - TB Elimination

Burnet Institute

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is now available for a talented Business Manager to join Burnet’s Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science and Health team. In this role you will support the working group heads and work closely with the activity leads, program managers and Strategic Funding and Partnerships staff to ensure the effective implementation of the group’s activities and strategy including active engagement in business development.

You will be responsible for mentoring project managers, initiating and implementing business processes and system improvements, risk management, quality assurance, contract management and financial management of the suite of TB activities. You will also manage contracted activities/projects as required.

This position is full time, for an initial 12 month period with the possibility of extension. Refer to the attached position description for a full list of key responsibilities.

Let’s talk about you

You will possess significant experience in the management and implementation of large development and/or research projects, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. With strong experience in business development and an in-depth knowledge of donor contract management, you will also have outstanding project management, strategic planning and organisational skills, including experience with monitoring and evaluation.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent relationship management and communication skills, specifically working with clients, counterpart agencies and colleagues within cross-cultural teams in Australia or overseas. A willingness to travel internationally is also required (up to 6-8 weeks per year – this will be reduced and reviewed due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel), along with a university degree in a relevant field.

In-depth knowledge of the Australian and Asia- Pacific international development sector would also be desirable.

The Burnet experience…

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development

Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet is also participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Click the link below to apply, the following documents are required:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.

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