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Project Officer – Ageing

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Organisation : Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Location : Melbourne (Malvern East)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Development, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Jan, 2019

About the role

Part-time: 12-month contract; 3 days per week
Location: HFA Office, Malvern East, Victoria
Closing date: 13 January 2019

About the role

  • Opportunity to make a difference for people with bleeding disorders
  • Managing a project to identify needs and propose solutions
  • Part-time; 3 days per week; 12-month contract

Haemophilia Foundation Australia is looking for a dynamic, experienced project officer to manage its ageing project. This is a 12-month project to assess the needs of the bleeding disorders community in relation to ageing and propose and test some solutions.

With improvements in treatments, many people with bleeding disorders are now living into their senior years, as well as experiencing early ageing. We have done some preliminary work to understand what this means for them, and now need to follow up to explore the questions raised and address their needs. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new field and to make a difference for older people with bleeding disorders.

Reporting to the Policy Research and Education Manager at the office in Melbourne, the position is part-time and is offered for 12 months at 3 days per week with potential for flexibility on days worked each week if some parts of the project are more intensive than others.


The Project Officer will be responsible for the HFA Ageing Project and will manage the activities associated with it.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with the HFA team, the Advisory Group, our state member organisations and other key stakeholders to identify the Australian bleeding disorders community needs in relation to ageing and develop a response to these needs.
  • Undertaking a further review of the literature to establish the evidence-base around ageing and bleeding disorders.
  • Consulting with the bleeding disorders community and other stakeholders to understand the community’s needs and seek feedback on proposed solutions.
  • Producing a needs assessment report with recommendations to address community needs.
  • Working with web developers to set up a practical online solution with peer support and relevant information.
  • Establishing and managing a national community focus group to develop and test the solutions.
  • Organising a workshop for the focus group.
  • Preparing and sourcing appropriate educational materials.
  • Preparing the project evaluation.

Key selection criteria

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g., policy, health, education, community development or related field)
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the ageing area and strategic responses
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and implement projects successfully, be highly self-motivated, flexible and work under pressure
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills with the capacity to develop surveys and other forms of evaluation and produce a clear discussion of issues, conclusions and recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across diverse groups, including report-writing, presentations and plain language information
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, and able to consult, negotiate and create constructive working relationships with the range of stakeholders
  • Experience in organising and managing workshops
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively with a small team
  • Demonstrated competence with a range of electronic and online applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet, and social media platforms.
  • About the organisation

    Organisation Name : Haemophilia Foundation Australia
    Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) is the national peak body that represents the bleeding disorders community in Australia. Our key role is to provide education, patient advocacy and support for people with haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other rare bleeding disorders and their partners, family and carers, and we work proactively to promote high quality treatment and care and better health outcomes for people affected by bleeding disorders. Our vision: active, independent and fulfilling lives for people in our bleeding disorders community.

    How to apply for this role

    Position Description : Project Officer-Ageing PD

    Applications not allowed for this job listing.

    Please quote in application: Project Officer – Ageing via Pro Bono Australia.


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