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Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program (Identified Position)

Type of career: 
Jobs
Country: 
Australia
City: 
Newtown
Application close date: 
13/10/2017
Contact name: 
Rebecca Ivers

Full time, fixed term for 3 years

Established in 1999, The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. We have been ranked among the top 10 research institutes in the world for scientific impact. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

The George Institute has a vibrant program of research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait health across multiple research divisions. With funding from NHMRC, industry and philanthropy and characterised by strong community partnerships, the research program has grown substantially over the past 5 years. The underlying principles for our research program aim to ensure Aboriginal leadership, strong partnerships and engagement with Aboriginal communities, and a focus on training the next generation of researchers.

The Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, will coordinate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at the George Institute.  The role will work with senior staff to develop and implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research policy internally, and will manage internal committees that engage staff and students at the Institute on Aboriginal health. The role will work with the communications team and researchers on messaging about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Program to internal and external stakeholders, and facilitate effective communication to research participants and community members.

Our ideal candidate will possess:
• Undergraduate tertiary qualifications
• Demonstrable skills in report writing and or policy development
• Demonstrated experience in project management
• Strong presentation and communication skills
• Strong administration and computer skills, the ability to successfully manage complex operations and to meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in different interpersonal environments i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience in being flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
• Strongly demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work across a variety of stakeholders both internal and external

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

This is an Identified Position
In this position, the incumbent’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
The George Institute will accept proof of Aboriginality confirming the incumbent:
• Is of Aboriginal descent
• Identifies as an Aboriginal person, and
• Is accepted by the Aboriginal community in which they live.

Working with Children in NSW
It is an offence under the NSW Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for, attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.
The incumbent will be subject to working with children and criminal background checks, and driving record check. 

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job please send your covering letter and skills to rivers@georgeinstitute.org,au