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RID-TB Field Team Leader - Papua New Guinea

Burnet Institute

The Opportunity

Do you have extensive experience in global health or international development? Are you skilled at establishing stakeholder relationships and leading project management within a resource – constrained setting? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader, RID-TB to join Burnet’s International Development department in Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. This is a key role in the Reducing the Impact of Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in PNG (RID-TB) Project.

You will be responsible for day-to-day management, coordination, and oversight of our multidisciplinary Daru-based field team and will also be responsible for management of relationships with key Government of Papua New Guinea, WPHA, NGO and other partners in the Western Province.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Supporting the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of individual and team work plans and deliverables in coordination with the technical leads and project management team.
  • Ensuring project operational & logistical needs are met with support from the Daru-based project team including asset management.
  • Acting as the field team’s Security Focal Point in Daru, including management and reporting of all staff health issues and incidents
  • Attending and represent Burnet Institute/RID-TB project at key stakeholder meetings in Daru & Port Moresby as needed.
  • Supporting technical leads to improve the design of health systems building blocks for TB needed to enable delivery of the model of care through SOPs –human resources, program governance and management, laboratory systems, supply chain, infrastructure, data systems
  • Coordinating human resources management of the Burnet based field team (with support from other internal stakeholders)

Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is a full-time position, initially for 1-year period with the possibility of extension.

Let’s talk about you

The successful incumbent will have:

  • A qualification in and 10+ years’ experience in the following field: public/global health, international development or health management.
  • Interest and experience in team and project management with an organisation working in a resource-constrained setting Essential
  • Experience in capacity development and training of health workers and health systems strengthening Essential
  • Experience in management of stakeholders and maintaining effective organisational partnerships Essential
  • Strong interpersonal, people management and partnership brokering skills Essential
  • Highly adaptable, ability to work in remote or resource-constrained setting Essential
  • Experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation, health program design or research Essential
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical appraisal and problem solving skills Essential
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills

The following experience is not essential but would be desirable:

  • A qualification as a registered clinical health professional
  • Experience working and managing a team in challenging settings including management of security, health, and team dynamics in a resource poor situation
  • At least 1 year experience in the programmatic management of TB/DR-TB in a resource constrained setting

The Burnet experience…

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development

Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Apply below and attach the following documents:

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

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.

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