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Program Manager, Epidemiology And Investigation


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Application Closes: 5 March 2021

Role: Program Manager, Epidemiology and Investigation (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Manage and coordinate key initiatives and deliverables across all Epidemiology & Analysis teams as part of the department's response to COVID-19.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Senior Project Leads embedded within Epidemiology & Analysis pods. Each pod is responsible for a specific area of epidemiological investigation (e.g. healthcare, aged care, and education).
  • Provide strategic and operational support to teams investigating and analysing COVID-19 cases, contacts, outbreaks and genomics.
  • Provide high level project management and planning support across teams and play an active role in the continued uplift of these activities.
  • Actively build connections and improve communications between relevant teams and stakeholders to ensure the success of the department's response to COVID-19 in Victoria.


  • Report to the Epidemiology & Analysis Directors.
  • Manage, oversee and document the full life cycle of ongoing deliverables and in-scope projects across the Epidemiology & Analysis teams to meet departmental and branch objectives.
  • Alongside Epidemiology & Analysis managers, oversee and support the successful completion of projects and initiatives, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Play an active role in resource management and recruiting personnel to key roles across the Epidemiology & Analysis teams.
  • Participate in research, analysis, and scoping of possible new projects or initiatives required by the branch and/or department.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare and present detailed status reports to executive leadership in order to communicate progress, highlight successes, resolve issues and overcome challenges faced by the Epidemiology & Analysis teams.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security, privacy and governance policies.
  • Oversee and provide leadership support to project staff who are embedded across the Epidemiology & Analysis teams.
  • Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate collaborative partnerships.
  • Play an active role in supporting Epidemiology & Analysis leads to manage stakeholder relationships and enhance collaboration, clear communication and strategic alignment both within and across teams.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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