Policy Program Officer
• Full time, fixed term for 2 years
• Global Communications and Advocacy
The George’ is 600+ people focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.
The George Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Policy Program Officer to Support the coordination of TGI’s new global health Think Tank (TT) initiative. The successful candidate will work within the Global Communications and Advocacy department and will assist the Director in taking this strategic initiative forward. So if you are looking for a new challenge then read on further!
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
• Support the coordination of TGI’s new global health Think Tank (TT) initiative
• Support the development and sequenced amplification of TGI research insights and views with events, products and messaging
• Support the formation of a new global visiting Fellows program including global recruitment, coordination and retention of the fellows.
• Provide oversight for and support to specific TT activities
• Contribute to specific communications, events and marketing, including funding proposals.
• In conjunction with regional TGI communication leads, develop specific thought leadership plans for each global region (Australia, China, India and the UK)
• Handle special projects as outlined by the Global Director of Communications/Advocacy
Desired Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will possess:
• A minimum of a master’s degree in marketing, communications or a related advocacy field is preferable however not essential
• 3-5 years’ experience in the field of public affairs and public policy in an advocacy environment
• Demonstrated track record of developing and implementing successful communication and advocacy strategies
• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to work within tight deadlines and manage projects independently, prioritizing and managing workflow
Does this sound like the opportunity for you? If it is then don’t hesitate and apply via the following link:
We will only accept applications via this link.
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 03/09/2017