Senior Engagement Officer - Trachoma Program

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0055895
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 p.a. plus 17% super

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.


The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research.

About the Role

This position will be responsible for working in partnership with key stakeholders to drive activities that will lead to the sustainable elimination of trachoma by increasing facial cleanliness and improving environmental conditions to facilitate clean faces. The position will be based in Melbourne and work with partners and remote communities across the tri-state border region of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Engaging a range of people and organisations to build on the momentum and support for the elimination of trachoma in the NT, SA and WA
  • Establishing, maintaining, building and managing relationships and partnerships with stakeholders
  • Ensuring the prevention of trachoma is included in key stakeholder’s ongoing activities
  • Providing education to key stakeholders about the prevention of trachoma
  • Representing Indigenous Eye Health on key stakeholder committees

About You

You will use your excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate, engage and advocate effectively with a wide range of people. You bring your experience and understanding of effect community consultation and involvement to ensure community needs are identified and put into effect. You will possess high level organisational and time management skills, and ability to prioritise workloads, work well under pressure, and organise own work to meet deadlines.

Ideally, you will further have:

Experience and achievement in Education/Health Promotion/Community Development or project management with Aboriginal communities

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

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