Senior Project Officer

Canberra, Australia
$84,019 to $96,713 per annum plus 17% superannuation
17 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $84,019 to $96,713 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (currently funded until the end of 2024)
Position Description: PD_ANUO67_Senior Project Officer_CAMA.pdf

  • A wonderful opportunity to coordinate and promote the research and policy impact of over 200 of the world leading researchers in macroeconomics
  • Be a part of the region’s leading public policy school in Australia’s number 1 university
  • Work in a wonderful natural environment on the doorstop of the Nation’s capital.
  • Interact with more than 200 of the world’s leading scholars in macroeconomics from over 20 countries.

About Us

The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The College hosts the largest number of regional experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia's intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.

Crawford School of Public Policy is a School within CAP and is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, political science, environmental management and development, and on key Asia-Pacific countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as Australia.

Read more about Crawford School:

The Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) is located in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. CAMA was established in 2003 to bring together economists working on applied macroeconomic and financial market issues throughout Australia and across the globe. Its objectives are to advance research and post-graduate training in applied macroeconomic and financial issues.

CAMA was founded by Professor Warwick McKibbin who is also the current director. The deputy director is Professor Ippei Fujiwara.

The centre's research activities are built around a series of research programs headed by a Program Director (or Directors). The Program Director is responsible for organising research in the area of the program. CAMA Research Programs include: Behavioural macroeconomics and complexity: Climate change and energy; Commodities and the macroeconomy;COVID-19 and the macroeconomy; Finance and the macroeconomy; Globalisation and trade; Growth, demographics and productivity; Macroeconomic policy frameworks; Macroeconomic theory; Micro-heterogeneity and macroeconomic performance; Model uncertainty and macro-econometrics; Multi-country models and methods; Open economy macroeconomics

The Opportunity

We are seeking a position to be the CAMA Administrator whose role is multidimensional and extremely interesting. The CAMA Administrator  manages the internationally recognized CAMA working paper series (>100 world quality papers per year); coordinate the online and in person seminars and webinars that have global impact; coordinate the Shadow RBA Board of 9 academic members who vote 11 times per year on the outcome for interest rates set by the Australian central bank; to manage the CAMA website and blog that highlights the new innovative research being undertaken by CAMA Research Associates in over 20 countries; to play a lead role in a team that organizes major international conferences in cooperation with Australian government institutions, international organizations and corporations in Australia and overseas.

CAMA is also the ANU node for the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Population Research (CPEAR). The position is also responsible for managing this node in cooperation with the staff at UNSW and other nodes of CEPAR. A key part of this relationship is monthly and quarterly reporting of CEPAR related activities and cooperation in organizing joint CAMA and CEPAR workshops and conferences.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a good understanding of economics, have a high level of communication and writing skills, the ability to update a website and blog, be able to manage a budget and undertake projection out 3 years for strategic planning purposes. The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and standard web management software.

To excel in this role the ideal candidate will have to be able to be well organized in continuously updating information on research and outreach activities, be able to multi-task, be responsive to requests from the Program Directors, Research Associates and students and be able to coordinate and collaborate with other administrative support within Crawford and across the ANU and CEPAR.


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Professor Warwick McKibbin, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

How to Apply

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. 

Closing date: 5 June 2022

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