Project Officer

Job No: GEORGE508
Location: Newtown, Sydney

 Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Part Time
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work

This is an opportunity for your career to make a difference. Engage in interesting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes. We are looking for an experienced Project Officer to join our organisation.

The Opportunity

The Project Officer for ASHRA will be responsible for supporting all education and training activities as developed by Education and Training Committee for ASHRA. The Project Officer provides project and operational support as directed, and contributes to the implementation and delivery of a broad range of activities and tasks in order to meet established milestones and deliverables in relation to education and training for ASHRA.

Our Successful Candidate will be responsible for:

  • Support development of strategies/objectives for education and training under supervision.
  • Provides operational support for the development and implementation of the overarching project plan.
  • Partners with team members to build work stream specific project plans, ensuring an accurate and consistent definition of project phases, objectives, work activities and tasks, timing, milestones and deliverables for the project.
  • Maintains and develops project planning material for multiple work streams such as preparing status reports, documenting timelines, preparing charts, tracking activities and highlighting milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Manages project data integrity, ensuring confidentiality and the safe storage of records and files (electronic and hard copy) is utilised throughout project implementation.
  • Develops and maintains effective and productive relationships with multiple stakeholders across the Institute and external partners, ensuring effective communication and on-going understanding of project status and key requirements.
  • Builds rapport and business relationships across the work area to keep abreast of critical issues and priorities, to effectively manage stakeholders.
  • Facilitates information sessions and provides information to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Coordinates and manages a seminar series
  • Facilitates relevant training sessions, seminars and workshops and develops materials, as required.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the Internet
  • Comfortable using technologies
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong focus on quality of work and maintenance of excellent records
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Willingness to travel within State, if required.


For a more details, please see the Position Description for this role. 

The closing date for applications is midnight, Friday 28th February, 2023

We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


About the George

The George Institute  (TGI) is 700+ employees around the world and projects in over 40 countries all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide.

As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Lead world-class, large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and health systems research to transform treatments and healthcare delivery
  • Look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale
  • Develop low-cost, innovative solutions to global unmet needs
  • Drive our global impact through a program of research, advocacy, thought leadership and disruptive social entrepreneurship

We pride ourselves with our 6 core values: excellence, integrity, can-do approach, creativity, impact, and humanitarian commitment.

Please visit our website for more on The George: Home | The George Institute for Global Health


Why the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.

Take advantage of our rewards you may enjoy as part of The George team.

  • Generous salary packaging benefits increasing your take home pay
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Extra leave days including extended Christmas break and study leave
  • YourFlex arrangements e.g. start/finish times, purchase leave, location
  • A global, diverse, inclusive team committed to making impact


Please apply now!

 Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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