Research Administration Officer

Our client, a federal government department, responsible for research, collections and the publishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories has a vacancy for a Research Administration Officer (APS5 equivalent).
This role will see the successful candidate work in the Education Ethics and Research leadership team that provides sectoral leadership in ethics, including managing the ethics program and services; our engagement with the education sectors and the departments emerging role as a research and knowledge exchange. The team also works closely with other research teams in providing policy research and evidence-based advice to government

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing business support to the Executive Director of Research and the research staff
  • Support for group budget planning and reporting
  • Records management including providing support to research staff regarding the use of Alfresco
  • Updating the content of the website and internal communications.
  • Create (as necessary) and manage effective data and knowledge management systems relevant to the delivery of the goals and objectives of the Research and Education Group
  • Coordinate and respond to complex internal and external enquiries such as senate estimates, QON’s and ad hoc advice.
  • Coordinate internal and external project/grant reporting including financial acquittals
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience in project, grant and contract management.
  • Proven ability to develop, maintain and report on project budgets.
  • Experience in supporting finance processes for government appropriation, revenue, in-kind support and externally funded projects.
  • Ability to develop relationships across a number of business units to provide a central point of support and coordination for business planning, activity costing and performance reporting.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in working in research governance or administration is preferred, but not essential.
In addition, the successful candidate must have the following capabilities:
  • Understands Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business with the agency and the outcomes the agency is responsible for delivering
  • Actively engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders
  • Commits to meaningful engagement and reciprocity between the researcher and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • Is flexible and willing to tailor approaches to create culturally appropriate solutions
For further details please contact Hayley Murdoch at ******
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