Project Finance Offer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057139
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time (0.6 FTE); Fixed-term until 30th June 2023
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Infectious Diseases
UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases is a recently established department of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences that is based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute).

Research within the department encompasses infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens, and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician-researchers, epidemiologists, public health physicians, and microbiologists.

About the Role

The Department of Infectious Diseases based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (the Doherty Institute) is seeking to appoint a Finance Project Officer to work across the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-funded projects, COMBAT-AMR and SPARK. These projects focus on capacity building and health systems strengthening in the region. The Project Finance Officer will ensure efficient and accurate financial reporting and management across these projects.

The Project Finance Officer, with direction from the COMBAT-AMR and SPARK Project Managers, will engage in the financial management and reporting across a range of project activities to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of these projects. They will be involved in planning processes and managing budgets, financial reporting, and administrative operations, including the use of the University of Melbourne's financial management processes.

Responsibilities Include:

About You

You will be an experienced professional with a background in budgeting and forecasting. You will have a high level of attention to detail, analytical skills, and the ability to work in complex environments and with a project team. You will be able to plan and organise efficiently, manage competing priorities, and complete projects within stringent timeframes.

You will also have:

About the University
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Benefits of Working with Us
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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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