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Project Officer

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Join the Fight Against Scabies! Be a World Scabies Project Officer!

What’s in it for you?

  • Contribute to the global effort to eliminate scabies as a public health problem and make a lasting impact on communities around the world.
  • Explore diverse cultures and environments as you travel to different countries, providing on-the-ground support and gaining unique experiences.
  • Maximise your pay through salary packaging including entertainment and novated leases.
  • Take your career to new heights with ample opportunities for professional growth within the organisation.
  • Access to ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in public health and international development.

The opportunity:

The World Scabies Program is not just a job; it's a commitment to making a real impact on public health worldwide. As a World Scabies Project Officer, you'll be an integral part of a vibrant, diverse team dedicated to eliminating scabies and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

As our World Scabies Project Officer, you will spearhead initiatives in collaboration with governments and strategic partners. Your main focus will be on the elimination and control of scabies and NTDs. Join us as we implement ground-breaking programs in the Pacific Region and beyond, assessing disease burden, designing control programs, implementing mass drug administration and strengthening health systems.

Get ready to embark on a journey! This role is not confined to a desk. You'll be jet-setting to different corners of the globe, working closely with in-country teams and Ministries of Health. Your on-the-ground technical expertise and support will be pivotal in ensuring the success of our programs.

Join us in this exciting journey to make the world scabies-free! Together, we can achieve a healthier, happier planet. Apply now and be part of the change!

Your responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and Country Managers, supports project management from submission to delivery including development and implementation of country workplans in line with the overall program strategy and funding requirements.
  • Takes on and leads specific projects as identified by the Program Manager
  • Contribute to design, implementation and reporting of the program activities, including but not limited to surveys, training workshops, and program monitoring activities
  • Organise and facilitate regular meetings with country program staff, with limited support, to plan and achieve project outcomes

About you:

  • Degree/Honours/Masters in relevant field (e.g. global or public health, a health discipline, international development) Experience working in international development, global health or resource limited settings, particularly in Pacific Island countries
  • Experience in data collection, statistical analysis and reporting
  • Ability to regularly travel internationally to support program implementation, up to a month at a time
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven experience communicating to a wide range of stakeholders across different cultures and countries

Who we are

At Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We are renowned for our cutting-edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention, and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. Murdoch Children’s is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, equity and respect that celebrates and values the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our people. We strive to foster a positive working environment that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and consideration for the diverse voices of our people and the communities we serve. Murdoch Children’s is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability and is a committed subscriber to Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and its principles.

For more information, please refer to the position description. Any specific questions related to this position should be directed to Susanna Lake at [email protected] using the subject line: Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be considered, applicants should submit:

Please submit your application in one combined pdf document.

We welcome all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, religions and sexual orientations in our workplace and encourage talented people of any identity to apply to our vacancies. We will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace, please contact the People Leader listed above if this is needed.

All applicants, please be aware that in line with the Murdoch Children’s and VCGS COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all Murdoch Children’s and VCGS workers must be fully vaccinated (boosted), unless a valid medical exception applies.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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