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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Epidemiology Officer

Burnet Institute |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: International
Sub location(s): Daru, Papua New Guinea

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Epidemiology Officer to join Burnet’s office in Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

You will provide support to day-to-day project implementation taking a lead on health information systems, strengthening data systems and reporting, and responding to the data analysis needs of the on the ground partnership. You will be a senior part of an experienced team of clinicians and public health professionals based in Daru.

In this role, you will:
•Lead the on-the-ground management of health information and electronic data systems with support from the International Health and Development Specialist.
•Establish and maintain quality assurance processes including data cleaning, for data captured by program systems.
•Identify gaps and areas for improvement in existing data systems processes for TB.
•Provide leadership and ongoing support to the establishment and maintenance of project M&E systems.
•Provide support to the TB program and project team to track inputs, progress and outputs against the project’s logical framework and individual or team work plans.
•Build and strengthen capacity and support the Provincial Data Coordinator, with a particular focus on WPHA reporting needs
•Line manage the Senior Data Entry Officer, Data Entry Officer(s), and IT Officer

Refer to the attached position description for full details here: https://www.burnet.edu.au/M&E PD

This is full time position, initially for a 12 month period with possibility of extension, preference for a shorter contract length would also be considered. Attractive salary package discussed with short listed candidates. A monthly mobility & special location allowance is included in the salary package. Other provisions include accommodation and transport in Daru, mobilisation and demobilisation expenses covered (visa, return airfares, additional luggage. transit accommodation), and medical and emergency evacuation insurance while in PNG or when travelling for work.

Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential requirements:
•Qualification in public health, epidemiology or a related field as well as minimum of three years of relevant experience
•Experience working in a similar position on an international health development program.
•Experience with database software in a health and preferably research setting
•An understanding of the principles and importance of gender, equality, disability and social inclusion
•Understanding of database structure and effective data management in research principles
•Evidence of work with and/or development of frameworks, guides and protocols
•Experience and/or understanding of Health System areas
•Experience with project monitoring and evaluation reporting and processes

The following experience is desirable but not essential:
•Experience with IT management
•Previous work/living experience in low-resource settings
•Experience in capacity development / training of local staff in resource constrained settings
•Experience in coding (Stata, R or similar)

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.

Who are we?
Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation passionate about social justice, equality and evidence-based research.
Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Disease Elimination, Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness, and Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.
Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Bring your whole self to work
At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE). If you have a reasonable adjustment, support, or access requirement at any stage of the recruitment process, we encourage you to let us know by emailing [email protected].

Sounds great! How do I apply?
You will need to attach the following documents:
•Resume
•Cover Letter

Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday, 1st October 2023.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.
Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a National Police Check and/or Working with Children.

Closing Date: Oct 1, 2023

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