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Project Officer, NDSS Program

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Organisation : Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)

Location : Canberra (Chifley)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Education & Training, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : APS5 to APS6 equivalent

Application closing date : 22 Feb, 2019

About the role

Position details

Position Title

Project Officer, NDSS Program

Reports To

Director, NDSS

Responsible For

No direct reports


APS 5 – APS 6 equivalent

Contract Period

Part time contract until 30 June 2020, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.


30 hours per week.


Negotiable dependant on experience

Key Objective

The Project Officer will work closely with relevant ADEA staff, as appropriate, to research, plan, design, implement and evaluate activities funded through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) in order to provide nationally consistent information, education and standards for health professionals in the diabetes field.

Scope of this position

This is a funded position for 30 hours per week until 30 June 2020.

The Project Officer will work closely with the Director, NDSS, the Project Manager, NDSS and other relevant ADEA staff, as appropriate, to research, plan, design, implement and evaluate activities funded through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Key Responsibilities

A key focus for the Project Officer role will be the development of a National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework and associated educational material. The aim of this project is to provide a framework that identifies the diabetes specific competencies a nurse requires to deliver a high standard of diabetes care across the health continuum and all practice settings. The project will support education and professional development for nurses in diabetes care and management.

  • Undertake and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Develop and maintain collaborative and constructive relationships with stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of Annual Plans for the NDSS
  • Liaise with stakeholders relevant to the NDSS projects
  • Develop and implement NDSS projects and evaluate as required, adhering to approved project deliverables and timelines
  • Establish and coordinate reference and working groups as required
  • Manage external consultants to deliver a range of services
  • Liaise regularly with the Director, NDSS about progress and timelines
  • Participate in ADEA NDSS team meetings and ADEA staff meetings
  • Represent ADEA as required at meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to ADEA Board and Annual Reports as required
  • Other duties as requested from time-to-time

Individual Knowledge and Skills of the Position

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in project management including strong organisational and time management skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in the health and primary health care environment
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills including an ability to develop constructive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and to represent their interests in an ethical manner
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience with committees
  • Diverse experience in the development and presentation of health education materials
  • High level research and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment and autonomously
  • Sound computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • A willingness to travel (may include overnight stays).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Moodle
  • Knowledge and understanding of the practice of nursing, allied health, health care, diabetes or chronic disease management
  • Experience in and understanding of the Not-for-Profit environment.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) is the national peak body representing health care professionals in diabetes education, management and care. We are also the regulatory body for Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs).

The ADEA leads and advocates for best practice in diabetes education and care nationally. We are a national association with our administration office in Canberra.  As a member organisation we provide leadership and support for health care professionals who practice within the specialty field of diabetes education and care.  The majority of our membership are credentialled diabetes educators. More information can be found at our website www.adea.com.au



How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD_NDSS Project Officer

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Officer, NDSS Program via Pro Bono Australia.

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