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Aps 4/5 Data Analyst/project Officer (Hssg/taodu & Jeu)

AIHW Australian Institute of Health & Welfare - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Data Analyst/Project Officer

Job Description

Group: Housing and Specialised Services Group

Unit: Various (Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit; Justice and Education


Classification: APS Level 4/5

Salary: $68,893 - $82,268 plus superannuation (plus 22% loading in lieu of paid

leave for contract positions)

Engagement Type: Initial contract for up to 12 months with possibility of extension

Location: Bruce, Canberra

This recruitment exercise will be used to fill a number of current vacancies and may be used to fill

similar positions at the APS4 and APS5 classifications over the coming 12 months.


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency established under

the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 as a corporate Commonwealth entity to

provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.

We are committed to providing high quality, national data and analysis across the health, housing

and community services sectors. This covers a wide range of areas, from health and welfare

expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, disability and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, and

Indigenous health and welfare.

We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with

respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We are

committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing

work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments outside of work.

The AIHW is committed to creating genuine opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s), people with a disability and people from diverse

cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

For more information, visit the About Us page of our website.

Group description

The Housing and Specialised Services Group (HSSG) develops and reports data to support reporting

on the health and welfare of, and provision of services to, a range of vulnerable populations—

people with drug and alcohol addiction; people experiencing homelessness or needing assistance

with housing; young people under youth justice supervision; the health and welfare of Australia's

prisoners; and research projects relating to education.

HSSG collects and analyses data to support reporting and policy decisions on the health and welfare

of, and provision of services to, a range of Australians.

Unit descriptions

Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit

The Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit (TAOD) unit is responsible for the collection, validation,

analysis, and reporting on tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevalence and alcohol and drug

treatment services. This includes leading and contributing to projects that consolidate alcohol,

tobacco and other drugs data from across multiple national collections to identify trends in alcohol,

tobacco and other drug use, drug-related harm, attitudes and behaviours, treatment, and emerging

issues and drugs of concern.

The unit’s work program includes the reporting against several national data collections including

the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS), the

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data Collection, and the triennial National Drug

Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS).

The TAODU works closely with the Australian Government Department of Health, state and territory

health departments and other experts in tobacco, alcohol and other drug issues.

Justice and Education Unit

The Justice and Education Unit (JEU) manages the Youth Justice National Minimum dataset (YJ

NMDS) and associated products and reports, the National Prisoner Heath Data Collection (NPHDC)

and the Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) project. We also undertake work for the

Commonwealth Dept. of Employment, Skills and Education (DESE) under a current MoU.

Position description

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic Data analysts and Project officers to provide data analysis,

technical and non-technical written work and research project support to the Tobacco, Alcohol and

Other Drugs Unit and the Justice and Education Unit.

The successful applicants will require an understanding of and skills in or aptitude for statistical and

research project work. The position also requires strong verbal and written communication skills, and

sound organisation skills.

In this role, you will be responsible for undertaking data collection and data management processes,

statistical analysis and interpretation including preparation of online reports. You will also be

required to liaise and negotiate with external stakeholders including jurisdictions and members of

relevant working groups.

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Level 1

Supervisory Responsibilities: Nil

Under general direction you will be required to:
Undertake the collection and statistical analysis and interpretation of data and/or research

activities in either the alcohol, tobacco and other drugs fields or the justice and education fields.

Undertake a range of research, design, project planning or data development tasks.

Contribute to publications, analytical reports, technical and non-technical submissions and

agenda papers.

Provide advice on technical and research administrative matters to senior managers.

Effectively liaise with stakeholders both within and external to the AIHW.

Represent the Institute at meetings as appropriate to the responsibilities above.

Selection Criteria


1. Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to investigate and

interrogate data.

2. Well-developed research and writing skills, including the ability to synthesise information from a

range of sources to produce high quality written work in range of formats (e.g. print, web and

data visualisations).

3. Effective liaison, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within, and

contribute to, a team.

4. Sound organisational skills, including the demonstrated ability to determine priorities, manage

projects and workflows, and meet deadlines.


5. Experience with statistical programming using a range of software, including SAS and/or other

software (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R).

Highly desirable

6. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health or welfare discipline, or previous experience in a role

involving data development, collation and/or research analysis and reporting.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit their applications online via the AIHW e-Recruit. When applying

online for the first time, you will need to register and provide a valid email address.

Your application should include:
1. A short narrative or dot point pitch (1000 words max) highlighting your skill set, technical

expertise and experience in relation to the above selection criteria.

Positions will be offered at the APS4 or APS5 level depending on the skills and experience of

successful applicants. In your application please specify which unit/s and classification/s you

would like to be considered for.

2. Your current Curriculum Vitae.

3. Name and contact details of at least two (2) referees (it is preferred that one of these is your

current supervisor).

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Thursday 29 April 2021

Contact officer (TAODU): Louise Tierney, louise.tierney@aihw.gov.au, 02 6249 1175

Contact officer (JEU): Anna Ritson, anna.ritson@aihw.gov.au, 02 6249 1293

Reasonable Adjustment

The AIHW is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment to enable people to

participate fully in all aspects of employment. Applicants who require reasonable adjustments (at any

point of the recruitment process) should note this in their application providing details of any

adjustments that may need to be considered by the selection panel. All efforts will be made to put in

place relevant reasonable adjustments.


This position profile and subsequent selection are approved by:

Gabrielle Phillips

Group Head, Housing & Specialised Services Group

Canberra, 14 April 2020

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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