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Senior Project Officer

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Admin)

Salary package: $82,371 - $94,817 plus 17% superannuation

Term: Part-time, 28 hours per week, Continuing (Contingent Funded) for 5 years

  • Fantastic opportunity to contribute to the successful delivery of a new ARC Laureate Fellowship and world class research centre.
  • Be a key member of a world leading and collegial research team
  • Located in Canberra, you will enjoy working in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep

About Us

The Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) focuses on governing for health equity. We seek to understand the systems of institutions, interests and ideas that shape multisectoral public policy, market practices, and the actions of civil society, and the implications for human and planetary health. The aim of our work is to provide interdisciplinary evidence that, through proactive engagement with key change makers across society, can help contribute to a fairer, more sustainable and healthier society within Australia, across the Asia Pacific region and globally. Read more here:

RegNet is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation. For the last 20 years, RegNet has focused on improving the governance of major social, environmental, economic, and health issues by developing new ways of understanding and responding to these complex problems. The School is known for its paradigm-shifting conceptualisations of regulation and governance as well as its collegial and interdisciplinary approach to knowledge production and dissemination. Read more: RegNet is located in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP), which leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

The Opportunity

We are seeking an energetic Senior Project Officer to provide comprehensive project management support on a diverse range of activities undertaken by the ARC Laureate Governance for Planetary Health Equity Program (GPHEP) and Menzies Centre for Health Governance (MCHG). This role has an emphasis on effective administration of research contracts, strong financial and numerical analysis skills, report writing, executive assistance, team organisation and planning, and event planning.

The Candidate will join a small, collegial and fun team of interdisciplinary researchers, PhD students and visiting fellows. The Candidate will work closely with the ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance, Professor Sharon Friel, work as part of the research team, and alongside other RegNet colleagues.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a degree with relevant experience, or extensive experience in Project Management or Project Management Support or an equivalent combination of extensive relevant experience and education/training. You will be fully proficient in software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Endnote and Twitter. You will have demonstrated experience in managing grant contracts and budgets, report writing, executive assistance, team organisation and planning, and event planning. Experience in communications and graphic design is desirable. To excel in this role, you will have outstanding organisational and people skills, attention to detail, and enjoy working in a team.

What we offer

  • A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you in further developing your administration and knowledge mobilisation skills.
  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of benefits


To enquire about this opportunity, please contact ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Friel of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance RegNet – T: +61 410356194, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

How to Apply

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in Australia.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems