Are you a researcher with a track record in immunisation research and expertise in the field of health system strengthening? Then this could be the role for you!
An exciting opportunity now exists for a Senior Research Officer to join Burnet. You will play a key role within Burnet’s Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Working Group. This role will have a focus on the planning and implementation of immunisation and health systems strengthening projects with a focus on the identification of zero-dose children, service provision and workforce development in the Indo-Pacific region.
In this role, you will:
- Provide expertise and technical support in immunisation and health system strengthening at a national and regional level
- Foster the development and implementation of immunisation and health system strengthening projects with partner organisations (i.e., Ministries of Health, local health authorities, WHO and UNICEF)
- Support the development of evidence-based programming, policy, and advocacy in the areas of immunisation and health systems strengthening
- Contribute to the development of projects, proposals and funding submissions
- Disseminate the findings of research and development activities
- Indirect supervision and mentoring of junior staff
- Mentoring of students
Refer to the attached position description for full details. This is a full time, parental leave cover position, initially for a 1-year period with possibility of extension. Fully remote working is an option, so we are open to applicants based anywhere in Australia. You will also be provided flexible working hours to manage your own start and finish times.
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The following criteria are essential requirements:
- Master’s degree in a related area (health system strengthening, immunisation, public health, international development)
- An emerging national and/or international track record in planning and implementation of public health projects, particularly in limited-resource settings
- Significant expertise and experience in the field of health system strengthening
- People management skills including teamwork, capacity building, collaboration, and communication
The following experience is preferable but not essential:
- An emerging national and/or international track record in planning and implementation of immunisation research and development with a focus on service provision, scale-up and workforce development
- An understanding of how new vaccine technology may be scaled up in local communities
- An understanding of the global vaccine/immunisation architecture (i.e., Gavi, WHO, UNICEF)