EL 1 Senior Project Officer, AURA and Emerging Issues

The AURA Surveillance System coordinates data from a range of sources to provide a comprehensive and integrated picture of patterns and trends of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use in human health across Australia. The AURA team at the Commission is responsible for the operation of key elements of AURA Surveillance System, as well as promoting sustainability of, and enhancing, the system; improving the quality and integrity of the data sources; increasing the quantum and representativeness of surveillance data; and analyses and commentary on surveillance data.  

The Senior Project Officer, AURA and Emerging Issues is responsible for a range of policy and program activities across the team requiring initiative and analytical capacity, along with policy and program management expertise, and a sound understanding of the healthcare and service delivery issues. The role requires an ability to take responsibility for review and analyses of a range of clinical and technical data and related issues, respond to changing priorities and work simultaneously on a number of activities.

The EL 1 Senior Project Officer, AURA and Emerging Issues will assist with

  1. Lead the planning and implementation of strategies and national guidance to support activities of the AURA Surveillance System and other activities of the stream.
  2. Undertaking project management activities including project planning and documentation, research, implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress of the project; providing recommendations about managing risk; identifying problems and proposing solutions. This work may involve managing procurement, and oversight, of contractors to undertake elements of the work of the stream.
  3. Identifying relevant material, reviewing, analysing and summarising published literature, websites, policy papers and other materials to prepare papers to inform clinical policy and program direction.
  4. Consulting with experts and stakeholders including coordination of formal consultation processes, where required, to achieve objectives of the program.
  5. Participating in, and presenting to, committee meetings, forums and workshops on relevant topics, and providing secretariat support to relevant committees and expert groups.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, ability to deal with a range of competing issues capably and sensitively to meet organisational objectives
  • Demonstrated project planning management experience in complex environments
  • Experience in writing for a range of audiences and in different formats
  • Experience in analysing, interpreting and utilising literature reviews and searches of grey material and websites
  • Experience in analysing evidence and developing conceptual models and approaches to complex problems
  • Experience consulting and liaising with senior clinical and health personnel
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, or experience in a health-related area.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

In accordance with Commission policy, subject to any valid exemption, it is a condition of engagement that staff have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status and are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencing their engagement.

The Commission is an inclusive workplace and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and/or disability status.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Kathy Meleady to further discuss this role. All applications should be emailed to ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Friday 20 May 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. 


EL 1 Senior Project Officer, AURA and Emerging Issues

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