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Project Officer

Burnet Institute

The Opportunity

Are you skilled at providing high quality support to complex projects? Are you an engaging communicator interested in joining a values driven not-for-profit organisation? Then this may be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Project Officer to join Burnet’s Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science team. In this role, you will work closely with the Project Manager (Western Province Projects), the finance and administration teams, as well as in-country team members and technical staff, providing essential support to a range of tuberculosis projects and linked activities delivered in Western Province, PNG.

Working in an experienced team of development professionals, the Project Officer will provide logistical and administrative support to the implementation of Western Province projects within the Tuberculosis Group. Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing support to Project Managers, technical staff & in-country teams by collecting staff reporting inputs and project data, collating data, and formatting reports, briefs and other deliverables
  • Ensuring BI policies and donor requirements are integrated into project management and operational systems.
  • Supporting contracting, including the development of subcontracts, and reviewing head contract agreements.
  • Supporting ongoing review of project transaction reports and budgets to ensure appropriate coding of expenditures.
  • Coordinating the recruitment and mobilisation/demobilisation of field team staff, providing leadership to HR processes including staff orientation and onboarding.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is a full-time position, initially for a 12-month period with the possibility of extension. Ongoing working from home options will also be provided!

Let’s talk about you

Your strong organisation and prioritisation skills allow you provide high quality project support to complex programs.

You are comfortable working with budgets, forecasts & procurements, and have previous experience coordinating travel arrangements.

We are looking for someone with strong judgement & problem-solving skills who can communicate engagingly with a diverse range of people.

Previous experience in international development/NGO and an understanding of cultural sensitivity along with a relevant university degree will be required.

Data collection/analysis and experience in public health research would also be a plus!

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 Apply Now button below to apply for this position and attach the following documents:

  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees
  • Cover letter (responses to key selection criteria are not required)

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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