An exciting opportunity exists for an Operations Team Leader to join our Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science team, based in Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.
The main purpose of this role is to manage the day-to-day operations functions of the Daru office. This is inclusive of managing finances, human resources, safety and security and stakeholder relationships for Burnet programs based in Western Province. You will be part of an experienced team of managers, clinicians and public health professionals based in Melbourne and Daru, providing inputs in Western Province.
In this role, you will:
•Manage the project budget and contribute to donor reporting.
•Oversee all financial reporting and liaise with the Burnet finance manager
•Manage the procurement process with the Project Manager
•Oversee asset management including project registers, asset review, asset incident reports and manage necessary equipment replacements
•Oversee workplace health and safety
•Manage security incidents in Western Province within delegation
•Risk management of project field visits, activities, workshops and other events
•Manage HR issues with the support and guidance of HR as needed
•Oversight of the recruitment, selection, and retention of staff in Western Province
This is a full-time contract until 31 December 2023 with possibility of extension.
Remuneration package includes accommodation in Daru, mobilisation and demobilisation expenses (visa, return airfares, additional luggage, transit accommodation), medical and emergency evacuation insurance while in PNG or when travelling for work, and access to project vehicles in Daru.
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The following criteria are essential requirements:
•Qualification in business, management, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience for 3-5 years in a leadership position
•Prior experience in office management and financial/administrative/human resources management
•Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Excellent relationship management and communication skills, including counterpart agencies and colleagues
•Demonstrated capacity to work independently exercising strong judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills
•The ability to respond rapidly and practically to a demanding environment, proactively identifying issues and working to develop and lead solutions
•Demonstrated cultural competency and effective and collegial cross-cultural communication skills
•Experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation, health program design or research
•Strong organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to manage own workload
•Honest and hardworking with strong integrity and accountability
The following experience is also desirable but not essential.
•Previous work experience in PNG or the Pacific
•Previous work/living experience in low-resource settings
The Burnet experience…
We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – achieving a more equitable world through better health.