Become part of a vibrant program of research, with a strong focus on community-led programs
Have an impact on Aboriginal health outcomes
Respected global research organisation
The George' is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.
Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is a major priority for the George Institute. We work in partnership with Aboriginal communities, research organisations and other key stakeholders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to conduct high quality research that delivers meaningful impact.
An opportunity exists for a Project Officer to join us on a 2 year contract to lead engagement of Aboriginal communities and organisations in NSW. This role will include establishing, recruiting and facilitating community support in program sites across NSW. The role is responsible for ensuring ongoing quality and cultural appropriateness of program delivery, providing support to community based staff and maintaining ongoing communication to the project team and back to communities.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
Recruitment of Aboriginal community sites for the trial, and manage agreements and staff recruitment
Train and provide ongoing support to Aboriginal community organisation site staff in program delivery
Provide feedback to sites on project progress and results
Monitor program delivery at program sites and ensure ongoing quality of program
Ensure that any research component is being conducted congruent with NHMRC ethical guidelines for the conduct of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research and NSW Aboriginal protocols
Observe financial and administrative guidelines of the George Institute
Desired Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will possess:
Ability to effectively communicate and work with Aboriginal community organisations and staff
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
Strong focus on quality of work, with outstanding attention to detail
Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a range of tasks with conflicting priorities and to meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
Strong project management skills particularly in a research, coordination and development environment
Proven ability to work as a member of a team as well as completing tasks without supervision
Full NSW driver licence and willingness to travel
We will be open to accepting applications from new Graduates
Experience within Aboriginal health care and/or Aboriginal community liaison experience with an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable
Experience within public health or medical research, or in health care environments is desirable
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.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.