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Project Manager (Senior)

Burnet Institute - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


About the role

Are you an experienced Project Manager within the international development sector? Are you seeking a meaningful opportunity within a not-for-profit, values driven organisation? Then this may be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Project Manager to join Burnet’s Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science team. You will work closely with the business manager, technical directors, the project team, PNG program leadership as well the finance and administration team to ensure the effective implementation of a suite of activities (Western Province TB Program).

As part of an experienced team of project managers based in Melbourne you will also manage contracts, coordinate design and reporting processes, lead personnel deployment to PNG, monitor implementation progress & financial management, provide logistical and administrative support and respond to emerging risks.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is a full-time position, initially for a 12-month period with the possibility of extension.

Let’s talk about you

You will possess significant experience in the management and implementation of large development and/or research projects, particularly in PNG. With a proven track record of success working with donor’s, you will have excellent knowledge of the Australian development sector & global aid architecture, as well as outstanding administrative and organisation skills.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their strong financial and contract management skills, as well as their experience in recruitment, contracting and mobilisation of consultants and technical advisers.

The following experience is also essential:

  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, including clients, counterpart agencies and colleagues within cross-cultural teams in Australia or overseas
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently exercising strong judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to travel internationally (6-8 weeks per year)

Experience working with monitoring and evaluation frameworks and databases, ideally within a health program would be a bonus!