Senior Program Manager, Research & Evaluation, AOD Prevention and Harm Minimisation – St Leonards based

REQ131366 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3
Remuneration: $113,735.00 - $129,658.00 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ131366

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

What you'll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Harm Minimisation Unit (AOD PHM) aims to keep people healthy by preventing misuse, minimising harm, and reducing the health, social and economic impact of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and community.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates and reports on state-wide universal and targeted prevention and harm minimisation interventions, policies, programs and research;
  • Is the NSW Government core source of evidence-based information, education and advice on referrals for alcohol and other drugs; and
  • Works with the community, health sector, and other sectors and agencies to advance alcohol and other drugs prevention and harm minimisation.
The Unit sits within the Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch of the Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health and is hosted by South East Sydney Local Health District. 
The primary purpose of this role is to lead the research and evaluation of alcohol and other drugs population health programs and manage the AOD Evaluation Intervention Innovation Fund (EIIF) Grants Program.

Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in health, social sciences or similar; or demonstrated equivalent relevant research experience.
  2. Excellent experience and sound skills in research and evaluation and the application of evidence based practice.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the management of, or application for, funding grants.
  4. Excellent understanding of the policy process and strategic planning and policy development skills, or proven ability to quickly gain this understanding.
  5. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing programs or research on a large scale or state-wide level.
  6. Sound understanding of concepts and issues in alcohol and other drugs, early intervention and population based prevention approaches.
  7. Demonstrated high level negotiation, verbal and written communication skills for the diversity of audiences and the ability to problem solve and manage complex issues within tight deadlines.
  8. Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment including demonstrated capacity to lead and coach.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Fadil Pedic on  

                  Applications Close: 24 November 2019 

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