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Senior Program Officer, Global Health (Parental Leave cover)

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Organisation : Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Location : Melbourne (East Melbourne)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Health – General, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22 Jan, 2019

About the Role

The Role (Full time)

Did you know that across the globe more people die each year from lack of access to safe emergency and essential surgical and obstetric care, than do from TB, HIV, and Malaria combined? RACS recognises that there is a shortage of trained and skilled national specialists and appropriate supporting hospital infrastructure in many low and middle-income countries. RACS Global Health partners with government, universities, and medical colleges & associations to strengthen specialist medical services in over sixteen countries across the Asia-Pacific. Visiting medical teams and in-country personnel provide clinical mentoring, education, and training to national doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Reporting to the Manager, Global Health this exciting role will see you make your mark through leading, planning and coordinating key projects and programs across the Pacific Islands region. Alongside effective program management responsibilities, this role will also lead and facilitate the implementation of monitoring and evaluation processes and cross cutting best practice in the areas of Gender, Child Protection, Environment and Disability, incorporating the development of tools and systems that can be utilised across the department and programs.

The role will be offered on a fixed term contract basis for 9 months to cover a period of parental leave.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (such as International Development or Public Health) or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in health development programming or progressively responsible experience and/or consulting services in the international development sector, related field or similar position
  • Highly developed cross-cultural interpersonal, communication and liaison skills with a demonstrated capacity to build positive relationships and networks
  • Experience in working collaboratively with stakeholders with an ability to influence at all levels of the organisation and externally
  • Highly developed understanding of cross-cutting best practice in health development programs
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning, in development programs
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills

RACS is a child-safe organisation. This role is subject to a National Police Check and signing of RACS’ Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Why Work At RACS?

We value flexibility and recognise that employees are at their best when they have balance in their lives. Your sense of wellbeing will be supported by a workplace that values your strengths.

RACS promotes diversity – Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is a not for profit, membership based organisation leading the way in surgical performance, professionalism and patient care in Australia and New Zealand.


RACS is at an exciting time in its evolution with a new CEO and Executive Leadership team who are committed to creating a modern, relevant and forward looking organisation.  We are looking for outstanding people to join us in this time of positive transformation.


With service to our members at the forefront of our business, we strive to deliver business outcomes that will enhance the contribution of surgeons to the broader community.


Based at the top end of town we are within easy walking distance to trams and Parliament Station.

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