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Manager - Research

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Salary Packaging - generous tax concessions
  • Modern central Collingwood office / with WFH options
  • 24 months contract

This role provides operational management and leadership to the research team, as well as identifying and responding to emerging research priorities, including developing and leading the research strategy. The role will work closely with the Executive Director - Policy and Research in supporting VACCHO’s new strategic goal of being a ‘strong voice’ to influence positive change for the Aboriginal health and wellbeing sector. This position will work with the Executive Director - Policy and Research to set the organisation’s strategy for research, and work alongside VACCHO Members and Aboriginal leaders to ensure Aboriginal voice is heard to set the Victorian health and wellbeing agenda, in relation to leading research, identifying best practice and enhancing research capability across VACCHO Members, and where applicable, with the Victorian Aboriginal Research Accord Project (VARAP), more broadly across the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and lead the implementation of the VACCHO Strategic Plan, which entails delivering upon the Victorian Aboriginal Research
  • Develop ways of working to ensure all VACCHO research priorities and approaches are informed by evidence-based practice, knowledge and research.
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including well targeted research submissions, reports, research policy briefings, research specific position papers, blogs and other outputs
  • To maintain and further develop relationships with politicians, policy makers, the sector and other external agencies to influence the Government agenda and ensure the best possible operating environment for VACCHO and its Members to enhance research capability to inform policy measures.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in public health, research, policy or other relevant field.
  • Experience and background in research analysis.
  • Demonstrated excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to develop, maintain and enhance relationships, facilitate consultation, and highly developed influencing and negotiation skills to gain co-operation of others in achievement of objectives.
  • Exceptional stakeholder-engagement and relationship building skills underpinned by a proven ability to develop clear and considered advocacy strategies

Get in touch

For more information regarding this role, please contact HR@vaccho.org.au using the subject line: Manager - Research enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Other employment related information

Employment is subject to satisfactory and ongoing police records check (international where relevant), and Working with Children Check.

About Us

We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

Visit us here for more info:https://www.vaccho.org.au/

About Salary Packaging

As a Public Benevolent Institute (PBI), we are able to offer generous tax concessions to our staff. For further information, please click here.

VACCHO is committed to welcoming and embracing the diversity of cultures, identities, gender, sex, and sexually diverse identities and expressions, experiences, beliefs, and values of all people.

We believe in the right for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity at all times, and that all people who work for, govern or undertake work at or visit us should at all times feel safe and included.

A position description is attached.

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