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Senior Engagement Officer, Trachoma Program - Alice Springs

University of Melbourne
  • Job no: 0049487
  • Work type: Fixed Term
  • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Salary: $93,935 - $101,684 (UOM 7)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 9.5% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

About the role

  • Based in Alice Springs
  • Join a team dedicated to the sustainable elimination of trachoma
  • Unique opportunity to work with a diverse team
  • Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities in NT, WA and SA

Would you like to use your strong stakeholder management and community engagement skills to contribute to the improved health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging role?

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) is a small, dedicated, multi-disciplinary team based in Alice Springs and Melbourne working to Close the Gap for Vision for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People. We are seeking an experienced and motivated person to drive key partnership and engagement activities for the sustainable elimination of trachoma.

This position requires interstate travel.

This position requires travel to geographically remote communities with overnight stays, sometimes for multiple nights.

A current Australian driver’s licence is required.

Working with Children clearance is required in NT, SA and WA.

About you

To be successful in this position you will:

  • be a self-starter and independent worker
  • have high level engagement skills and be able to see, create and utilise opportunities
  • have excellent communication and leadership skills to exchange with and advocate to a wide range of people.

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor degree in relevant disciplines and/or extensive experience in related area
  • Highly developed understanding of issues related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Experience and achievement in Education/Health Promotion/Community Development or project management with Aboriginal communities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills including the ability to communicate, engage and advocate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Experience and understanding of effective community consultation and involvement to ensure community needs are identified and put into effect.
  • Experience and understanding of working effectively with government agencies.
  • Self-starter with ability to work at a high level autonomously and remotely and also work collaboratively as part of a team
  • High level problem solving skills with the ability to exercise judgement and initiative.
  • High level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise workloads, work well under pressure, and organise own work to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Highly developed understanding and knowledge of issues related to the health, social determinants, environmental health, education, housing and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • An understanding of the public health approach and World Health Organisation’s SAFE Strategy to eliminate trachoma.
  • Post-graduate qualification and or experience in Education/Health/Health Promotion/
  • Community Development and/or related field.
  • Experience working and/or living in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Experience driving 4WD vehicles in remote settings.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

Click Apply Now to submit your application. Applications close 31st January 2021.

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