Program Manager, Women’s Health, Australia

Job No: GEORGE55
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Part time - 20 hours a week - 12 months contract
  • Respected and dynamic global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes
Application close date: 28 November 2018

‘The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

An opportunity exists for a Program Manager to join our growing organisation. The Program Manager will work within TGI’s Global Women’s Health program, with a specific focus on the Australian context. 

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Document present and plannedwomen’s health activities in Australia
  • Report and communicate on progress and performance of the Australian womens health program and initiatives to program leaders, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Engage and identify opportunities to further develop the global women’s health program, from key stakeholders: 

            o GI staff in Australia

            o University of New South Wales, Sydney

            o Global and Australian organisations involved in women’s health: research groups, governments, multilateral agencies, funders

  • Develop and maintain a database of key researchers, policymakers, funders in the women’s health space 
  • Coordinate and Chair monthly meetings of Australian based women’s health researchers 
  • Support the Global Program Manager and work with Program Managers in other countries to grow the program
  • Identify and seek relevant funding opportunities for the program
  • Contribute and support women’s healthresearch funding and grant applications
  • Work with the Communications & Advocacy team to support and coordinate related advocacy activities
  • Work with the Human Resources team to support and coordinate related capacity building activities 

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Masters or PhD in public health, in epidemiology, international women’s health, gender studies, development or relevant health or social science degree, desirable 
  • Passion for and demonstrated experience in the field of women’s health  
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, managing relationships with external partners and engaging senior stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills 
  • Computing skills: proficiency with word, excel, endnote or similar referencing program 
  • Experience in the management of projects or programs 
  • Availability and willingness to undertake national and international travel 


  • Experience in undertaking literature reviews, and writing for publication in peer- reviewed journals would be an advantage, as would experience in developing funding applications 
(a writing sample will be required) 
  • Familiarity with current research funding opportunities in Australia 
  • Familiarity with statistical programs (STATA, SPSS, r) would be an advantage.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so apply now!

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from 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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