First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program - Senior Project Officer

University of Queensland
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,378 - $82,842
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program within the School of Public Health

  • HEW Level 6 + 17% superannuation

  • Part-time (minimum 0.8) or full time, fixed-term appointment for up to 5 years.

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Closing date: Monday 13th February 2023 at 11:00 pm AEST

  • UQ Careers: R-21799

  • Acknowledgment of Country

    The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

    About the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Team ( FNCWR)

    The First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is led by Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. The vision of the FNCWR program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

    The FNCWR Program is Indigenous-led and a multidisciplinary program that uses innovative methodologies which are culturally sensitive and appropriate, and incorporate co-design principles. Our Program is supported through major competitive funding including NHMRC and ARC grants such as Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), MRFF, Partnership grant, Targeted Call for Research to build a National Network of First Nations Researchers.

    About This Opportunity

    The Senior Project Officer is responsible for supporting the coordination and/or administration of end-to-end projects of varying size, scale and complexity to ensure the successful delivery of project-specific strategic and/or operational outcomes. The role is responsible for a range of activities including supporting project planning, supporting processes to monitor and evaluate the project, coordinating project deliverables and communication activities, facilitating stakeholder engagements and coordinating the project budget.

    Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating aspects of the project-delivery cycle, including planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation to support the successful completion of projects

  • Utilising project management programs/applications/software including Microsoft Teams, To Do, NVIVO and Endnote

  • Providing project and administrative support, including monitoring and reporting on project plans, milestones and deliverables

  • Assisting the project team to complete tasks and implement project plans, including collating documents and records regarding relevant issues to ensure projects comply with agreed project methodologies

  • Undertaking project-specific analysis and research and contribute to the preparation of project briefs to support informed decision making and planning

  • Coordinating and supporting the development of project-related documentation and other materials including (but not limited to): including the drafting of emails, documents, and other materials

  • Providing a range of secretariat and administrative services, including coordinating project-relevant committee meetings, activities and engagements

  • Assisting with the facilitation of stakeholder engagement to ensure all key stakeholders are informed and able to contribute to the project as needed

  • Coordinate stakeholder engagements, including planning, developing materials, and facilitating stakeholder participation in the project

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

  • A Bachelor's degree with relevant experience or equivalent experience and/or equivalent education/training

  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a project team and in providing project coordination and/or administrative support

  • A developing understanding of project management methodologies and frameworks

  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to balance competing priorities within tight timeframes

  • Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders to provide updates regarding project status and implementation issues

  • Advanced written, oral communication skills, and stakeholder engagement communication skills

  • Experience coordinating diverse stakeholder engagements

  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook), To Do, NVIVO and Endnote

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) or full time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term position at HEW Level 6 for up to 5 years.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,378 - $82,842 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $87,023 - $96,926 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times and flex-time.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Dr Kate Anderson at [email protected] or (07) 3346 4631

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About the Selection Process

    The interviews for this position has been tentatively booked for the week commencing Monday 20th February 2023.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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