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Project Manager

Organisation : Burnet Institute

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Health – General, Humanitarian, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $77-$81k per annum

Application closing date : 28 Jan, 2020

About the role


Burnet Institute is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage a portfolio of projects under the Tuberculosis TB) Elimination and Implementation Science working group.

Working closely with in-country team members, technical staff, finance and administration teams, the Project Manager will ensure the effective implementation of a suite of activities. The role will coordinate personnel deployment to Papua New Guinea (and other countries if within portfolio), monitor implementation progress & financial management, provide logistical and administrative support and respond to emerging risks.

The Project Manager will be based in the Melbourne office however will travel internationally approximately 6-8 weeks per year.

This position is initially for a 12 month period with the possibility of extension.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.



The successful incumbent will have:

  • Significant experience in the management and implementation of large development and /or research projects, particularly in PNG.
  • Demonstrated donor experience: review, negotiation and compliance management with Donor contracts, policies and procedures, including project reporting to key stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of Australian development sector & global aid architecture
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent financial and contract management skills, including budget preparation, monitoring, acquittal and report preparation
  • Experience in recruitment, contracting and mobilisation of consultants and technical advisers
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, including clients, counterpart agencies and colleagues within cross-cultural teams in Australia or overseas
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently exercising strong judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to travel internationally ( 6-8 weeks per year)

Experience working with monitoring and evaluation frameworks and databases, ideally within a health program and University degree in field/s relevant to public health, international development or a related field are desirable.

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off for full time staff and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation. Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Burnet Institute

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian medical research and public health organisation focused on achieving better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions. The Institute is headquartered in Melbourne with programs that operate across Asia, the Pacific and in Africa.

Burnet’s culture links innovative discovery-oriented research and implementation research with development and humanitarian action. World-class laboratory and field-based research is integrated into multidisciplinary programs aimed at the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases of global significance. This unique approach allows the Institute to make a tangible and sustainable impact on health in both developed and developing countries.

The Institute has three major thematic programs – Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risk, and Maternal and Child Health, and two expansion programs – Healthy Ageing and Health Security. Staff within these Programs are supported by cross-cutting communities of practice; the disciplines of Life Sciences, Public Health and International Development.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : Project Manager_TB_Melb_PD

CLICK HERE to apply. You will need to attach the following documentation as part of the application:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referee

Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on 28th January 2020.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.

Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

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