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Project Officer, Less commons cancer resources

The Project Officer, less common cancer resources is a role dedicated to coordinating the production and delivery of resources aimed to address the unmet psychosocial needs of people affected by less common cancers. There is evidence that the difficulties of obtaining peer support and getting detailed information about a less common cancer can lead to feelings of isolation. This role will facilitate consumer consultation to identify and produce information appropriate to the patient’s needs.

As Project Officer, less common cancer resources your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Demonstrate as understanding of the emotional, practical and financial aspects and availability of supportive care resources in Australia for patient with less common cancers;
  • Engage with key clinical and consumer stakeholders to develop/adapt psychosocial and tumour specific information materials for people with rare and less common cancers based on the first three points;
  • Provide verbal and written reports, as well as project activity data where appropriate, on progress across all areas of responsibility;
  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Project Steering Group.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should follow the simple instructions below to ensure your application meets the requirements for consideration by Cancer Council Australia.

Your application should include:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
  2. A statement demonstrating how you meet each of the selection criteria
  3. in the position description.
  4. Copy of your resume.
  5. Details for two referees. 

Applications can be made via email to: hr@cancer.org.au
Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 3rd April 2019.


Project Officer, Public Health Policy

Cancer Council Australia is looking for a Project Officer, Public Health Policy on a full-time basis (35 hours per week).

Location: Sydney CBD.

The Project Officer, Public Health Policy will assist with developing and maintaining Cancer Council Australia’s National Cancer Prevention Policy (NCPP) and a suite of associated cancer control position statements and supporting documentation relating to cancer prevention and screening under the supervision of the Manager, Public Health Policy.

Key requirements include:

  • Assisting with developing and managing the content for the NCPP and other cancer control policy resources, and additional tasks (e.g. assistance with submissions to government)
  • Online literature searches and critical analysis of research papers
  • Use of a web-based collaboration (wiki) platform
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders Essential
  • Tertiary qualifications in science, public health or a related field
  • High-level research skills with knowledge and experience in conducting literature searchesusing databases (e.g. PubMed, Embase) as well as grey literature
  • Critical appraisal skills for scientific literature
  • Demonstrated high-level written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of the principles evidence-based health policy
  • Understanding of the ethos of not-for-profit organisations

Desirable:

  • Capacity or potential to learn and engage with new wiki technology and/or previous engagement with wikis or other web-based collaboration platforms
  • Currently enrolled in or completed a Master of Public Health
  •  Experience in a similar role

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should follow the simple instructions below to ensure your application meets the requirements for consideration by Cancer Council Australia.

Your application should include:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
  2. A statement demonstrating how you meet each of the selection criteria
  3. in the position description.
  4. Copy of your resume.
  5. Details for two referees. 

Applications can be made via email to: hr@cancer.org.au
Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 12th April 2019.




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