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Organisation : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 24 Aug, 2018

About the Role

(Part-time – 0.6 FTE, Fixed Term Contract for 12 months)

The role

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of key documents that include position papers, government briefings and targeted communications to assist with the implementation of policy publications, submissions, short form analysis and advocacy papers on issues related to youth health, wellbeing and mental health nationally and on occasion internationally.

About you


  • Tertiary qualification(s) in Law, Political Sciences, Public Policy, Social Sciences or a related discipline.
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills, demonstrable and exemplary communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to translate complex ideas into language suitable for a variety of audiences.
  • A demonstrable capacity to think analytically, including the interpretation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative datasets.
  • Proven ability to conceptualise policy and its implementation into practice.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the provision of high quality, responsive services and effective interventions and knowledge of the relevant strategies that could be used through advocacy and policy analysis to achieve these on a state and national basis.
  • A demonstrated capacity to produce position papers, briefings and targeted communications.
  • A good level of understanding of how government policies are developed and enacted and how funding is obtained across sectors.
  • An understanding of the role of collaboration, consultation and partnership in developing effective, evidence-based policy.
  • Well-developed research, analytical, writing and numeracy skills.
  • An ability to work as a part of a team and autonomously.
  • Good time management and work planning capacities are essential.


  • An understanding of the present issues and policies associated with mental health and youth health.
  • Previous experience working in a policy-focused role.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

About us

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Our work has created a new, more positive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, and has developed new models of care for young people with emerging disorders. This work has been translated into a worldwide shift in services and treatments to include a primary focus on getting well and staying well, and health care models that include partnership with young people and families.

So if you’re looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, vibrant and forward thinking organisation which has become a thought leader in the field of youth mental health, we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

David Baker

Phone : 0401445529

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Policy Analyst via Pro Bono Australia.


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