Employment

Senior Adviser
(Policy and Research)

The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking an experienced Senior Adviser (Policy and Research) until 30 June 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Based in Canberra, this new role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the Policy and Strategic Development Team being formed by the Director of Policy and Strategic Development to lead the National Rural Health Alliance in its work towards good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.

The Senior Adviser (Policy and Research) will take a lead role in conducting research, including project design, data collection, analysis and reporting on of social and health epidemiological data and other quantitative and qualitative data.

The Senior Adviser (Policy and Research) role also includes planning and reporting on policy activity;  researching and writing policy and advocacy positions; developing presentations, preparing written reports and submissions; leading projects relevant to the work of the Alliance; and providing high level strategic advice to the Director and Chief Executive Officer on policy and advocacy matters.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have demonstrated health policy experience including relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in health-related policy and research and excellent writing skills.  

You will also need well-developed analytical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work across a broad range of groups, including members, rural networks and stakeholders in government and non-government agencies. Knowledge of political and legislative processes would be welcome. 

To view the Senior Adviser (Policy and Research) position description CLICK HERE

Written applications, addressing the selection criteria and including a current CV, should be emailed to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au by 4 September 2018.  

For further information contact Dr Joanne Walker at jo@ruralhealth.org.au or 02 6285 4660.

Policy Officer

The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking an experienced Policy Officer (Policy and Strategy Development) until 30 June 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Based in Canberra, the Policy Officer will be responsible for policy and project work including researching and writing policy positions; developing presentations, preparing written reports and submissions; drafting media statements and providing high level strategic advice to the Director Policy and Strategy Development and Chief Executive Officer on policy and advocacy matters.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have health policy experience including relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in health-related policy and research, and excellent writing skills.  

You will also need well-developed analytical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work across a broad range of groups, including members, rural networks and stakeholders in government and non-government agencies. Knowledge of political and legislative processes would be welcome. 

An appropriate salary will be negotiated to attract a quality applicant.

To view the position description CLICK HERE

Brief written applications, addressing the Position Description and including a current CV and referee contact details, should be emailed to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au by 4 September 2018.

For further information contact Dr Joanne Walker at jo@ruralhealth.org.au or 02 6285 4660.