Senior Administration Officer UNESCO Chair

Canberra, Australia
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Level 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $84,019.00 - $96,713.00 per annum plus 17% superannuation (0.5 FTE pro rata)
Term: Part time, Fixed Term (4 years)

The Position

The Senior Administration Officer will provide high-level, comprehensive administrative support to the UNESCO Chair program of work based at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS). The Senior Administration Officer will assist the Chair holder and the CEO with the internal organisation of the Chair program of work, business planning and projects, stakeholder liaison, and the design and ongoing maintenance of communication platforms critical to the Chair’s operations.

The Person

The Senior Administration Officer provides cohesion and effective communication between the UNESCO program of works Chair holder and the CEO, and will work closely with staff within CPAS. The Senior Administration Officer will liaise regularly with the Chair holder and the CEO, CPAS Directorate, key Chair stakeholders (including the steering committee and visiting fellows), the Office of the College Dean, Science Administration and Research Schools across the University.

The School

The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at ANU was the first science communication centre in Australia and is now the most diverse of its kind in the world. We are global leaders in our field, developing methods to encourage informed decisions about the big scientific issues.

The Centre’s mission is to encourage a confident democratic ownership of modern science nationally and internationally by increasing science awareness in the community, fostering public dialogue about science, and improving the communication skills of scientists.

Through research led education our students become skilled communicators who can engage people with the science, technology, or medical information that is most relevant to them. Our research investigates the ways science is being communicated in the public arena, new ways to excite the public imagination about science and methods to encourage informed decisions about scientific issues that concern us in the 21st century.

The College

The ANU College of Science encompasses the disciplines of: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Communication and is also home to a number of cross-disciplinary and specialist Institutes and Centres.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.

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For further information please contact, A/Prof Sujatha Raman, T: +61 2 6125 0498, E:

Position Description: Download FileUNESCO Senior Administration Officer PD.pdf

Closing Date: 27 January 2022

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people of all backgrounds and identities.  For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here. For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment to apply for this role, please contact the hiring manager on the above listed details.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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