Research Assistant/Project Support Officer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 6 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Work type: Casual
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Role & Superannuation rate: Casual - 9.5% super

Applicants should note that interviews for this position will need to take place in the week starting Monday, 16 December. If you are not available this week could we please ask that you make this clear in your application.

About the role

The Research Assistant / Project Support Officer will collaborate with Lab team members and Fondation Botnar to deliver the design of a major international program centred on this theme and scope challenges/opportunities to better mobilise evidence to shape action in ‘secondary cities’ internationally when it comes to issues of child and adolescent wellbeing in urban environments. This will involve project management activities (including meeting, engagement and project administration support), some support to data gathering activities by Lab researchers and some reviewing of Lab evidence, communication activities including drafting of practitioner-friendly documents, analysing information and formatting/summarising it, as well as engaging where appropriate with the Botnar team and other international experts on questions of (international) urban development.

About you (qualifications/skills/attributes we'd appreciate):

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree or progressed towards completing master’s degree (e.g. urban studies/planning, geography, health (urban, child, public), business studies, development studies).
  • Experienced in writing reports and/or other forms of accessible research materials, especially by using tools from the Adobe Suite and other graphical design programs.
  • Experienced in event organisation and other basic administrative tasks (e.g. budgeting, project planning, team coordination)
  • A broad understanding of key challenges for city leaders today and key actors working internationally with cities.
  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills including the ability to draft communications and reports, and to convey complex information in a manner that is clear, concise and accessible to a broad audience.
  • High-level project management interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to work with collaboratively in a team, and work independently, to prioritise workload.

Other skills and attributes that will be appreciated:

  • Specialisation in urban health, child health or public health
  • Ability and proficiency to use graphic design software to create and refine research findings visualizations
  • Some experience of working with local government and/or international organisations
  • Ability to use a range of analytical quantitative and qualitative software programs
  • Working-level fluency in a language other than English
  • Experience with Global South and/or developing country contexts.

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Applications close: 15 Dec 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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