Senior Advisor (Policy and Data Analytics)

The National Rural Health Alliance, Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health, is seeking an experienced Senior Advisor (Policy and Data Analytics).

Based in Canberra, this new full-time position (contract until June 2022 with possible extension) offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the Policy and Strategic Development Team being led by the Director of Policy and Strategic Development. The Senior Advisor will have a key role in contributing to the National Rural Health Alliance in its work towards creating healthy and sustainable rural communities.

The Senior Advisor (Policy and Data Analytics) will take a lead role in conducting data analyses, primarily of quantitative data, that relates to rural, regional and remote health issues; and provide high level strategic advice to the Director and Chief Executive Officer on policy and advocacy matters.

The Senior Advisor (Policy and Data Analytics) will also work with the Director on rural policy development activities; researching and writing policy and advocacy positions; developing presentations, preparing written reports and submissions; leading other projects relevant to the work of the Alliance.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have demonstrated significant and relevant data analytics skills and experience, including demonstrated ability to use statistical software packages. You will also need well-developed writing 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.

Tertiary qualification in quantitative sciences (e.g. biostatistics, epidemiology, mathematics or a related area. Having health policy experience including knowledge of political and legislative processes will be highly regarded.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Written applications, addressing the selection criteria and including a current CV, should be emailed to nrha@ruralhealth.org.au by 29 November 2019.  

For further information contact Dr Gabrielle O’Kane at gabrielle@ruralhealth.org.au or 02 6285 4660.