Senior Research Officer, Department of Pacific Affairs

Canberra, Australia
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 7 (Research)
Salary package: $85,023- $ 89,370 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funding)

  • Opportunity to influence the design and implementation of women’s leadership initiatives in the Pacific region
  • World class research environment
  • Build relationships with stakeholders across research, government and development partner communities

Position overview

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is seeking an experienced researcher to support its major programming activities on women’s leadership in the Pacific. The Senior Research Officer will undertake high-quality research and apply evidence-based learning in the development of program activities.

The ANU College of Asia and 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.

DPA is a vibrant research unit in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. The Department is the leading international centre for applied research into contemporary governance issues in the Pacific. In addition to its scholarly goals, DPA maintains a strong commitment to active engagement with policy communities in the region and Australia.

DPA is currently implementing two major gender initiatives funded by the Australian aid program, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and the PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (PNG WiLSP).  The Senior Research Officer will manage and implement a research program to assess the impact of WLI activities and inform their development. They will also support the design and delivery of evidence-based PNG WiLSP program activities. They will develop outreach products and support engagement that communicates research findings to key audiences, in relation to both programs and DPA’s gender research more broadly.

For more information, please contact Julien Barbara, Senior Policy Fellow T: 6125 9612 E:

Closing date: 18 February 2018

Position description:  ANUO7 Senior Research Officer (Gender).pdf

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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.