Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
$79,717 - $89,256 + 17% superannuation
24 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (0.4 - 0.6 FTE) fixed-term until June 2024 (with the possibility of extension) and the possibility of additional FTE until December 2023
  • Exciting opportunity for a project officer to provide operational support across multiple projects within the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics in the School of Public Health
  • Base Salary $79,717 - $89,256 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Public Health is Australia's first and leading school of public health with a community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities for students. We are ranked #1 for public health in the Asia-Pacific region and #18 globally. Today, the School has more than 330 staff and over 1500 students.

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics sits within the Sydney School of Public Health. Our aim is to build the systems in which policy decisions are made. Our research spans: health services innovation and improvement; health systems and financing; global health policy; value-informed decision-making, and health technology assessment.

As a project officer, you will perform general administrative support under general direction including preparing documents, maintaining records, responding to queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions. This role will support a number of projects related to how we assess the value of innovative technologies such as genomics and digital health solutions.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide operational and general administration support during project organisation and establishment
  • manage the gathering and preparation of project data, information, analysis and reporting to support project organisation and establishment
  • develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with stakeholders
  • support the establishment and communication of the project management methodology
  • support the mapping of key project resources required to establish and commence the project
  • manage the development and implementation of work stream project plans to meet overarching project objectives
  • monitor project activity and the quality and timeliness of deliverables against project objectives
  • implement project governance and reporting procedures to monitor project delivery

About you

You will:

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and provide excellent customer service
  • be comfortable with word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet skills
  • have robust numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure /budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases
  • have strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • have well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills
  • have working knowledge of software programs such a s Hyperion Reporting System, Concur, Unibuy, Records Management and Content Management systems

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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How to apply

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Applications Close

Wednesday 07 June 2023 11:59 PM

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