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Project Officer (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified role) – The Kirby Institute

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support, Project Management

Project Officer (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified role) – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $96,960 - $103,434 + 17% Super and Leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid working, work from home and from UNSW Sydney campus)

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Project Officer is an identified role, as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

As a Project Officer, you will provide high level support of the logistics and supply chain for the Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) programs within the Surveillance and Evalution Research Program.. Working closely with the program team, you will play a key role in delivering a responsive and efficient service to the POCT clinics in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

The role of Project Officer (Logistics and Operations) reports to the Senior Project Officer (Logistics and Operations) and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • Relevant experience or qualifications in logistics, operations or supply chain management. Experience in the health sector would be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining systems to track stock, ordering, payments and records.
  • Excellent analytical and numeracy skills with the ability to understand, track and communicate complex data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of interpersonal skills to engage effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also take initiative and work independently to manage competing demands.
  • Highly developed time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to rapidly respond to changing priorities and deadlines by using judgement and initiative.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 26 September at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.  UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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