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Project Officer

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
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Project Officer

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  • One of Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

* Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged


UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

The Project Officer will oversee project planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting within The Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS). In particular the Project Officer will assist with the adaptation, development, evaluation and dissemination of culturally-appropriate evidencebased information about crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) for and in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The role of Project Officer reports to a Senior Research Fellow and has one direct report. 

About the role

  • $83k-$89k plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 12 months Fixed Term
  • Full-time


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

• Oversee the adaption, development, evaluation and dissemination of culturally appropriate evidencebased information about crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) for and in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;

• Coordinate the implementation of projects to ensure timely delivery of activities and outcomes;

• Liaise and work in partnership with designers and web developers to develop and update online information and resources;

• Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders and co-ordinating project governance meetings;

• Contribute to the compliance and reporting processes of the project for funding bodies, including managing the project budget;

• Deliver conference, workshop and webinar presentations to disseminate evidence-based prevention strategies to researchers, service providers and the broader community, including management of a webinar series;

• Implement equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs;

• Perform other duties as requested by the Supervisor;

• Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility.

Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in psychology, behavioural or social sciences, public health, or a related field (or near completion);
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and ethical considerations;
  • Previous experience in digital health communication among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, experience working with young people and/or use of online technologies would be highly regarded;
  • Demonstrated project management experience in the fields of mental health and/or substance use;
  • Experience in the dissemination / translation of research into practice;
  • Strong organisational skills including the ability to prioritise a range of tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and the proven ability to liaise with key stakeholders;
  • Capacity to work well under minimal supervision, and willingness to contribute to broader research and administrative tasks at the centre;
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training


Stephanie Kershaw


T: +61 (2) 8936 1049

Applications close:   11:00pm 20th September 2018

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