Published November 11, 2022
Last Modified November 10, 2022
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Closing Date
December 15, 2022

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional research or evaluation professional who understand the demands of frontline clinical practice and has high level critical thinking skills and experience in translating research to practice or policy.

This is an opportunity to join an outstanding team who are committed to designing, developing and managing small to large projects that make a real and significant contribution to health services improvement in the alcohol and other drug sector, from identifying a problem to finding a tailored solution.

This role provides our key services in service improvement, workforce development and health system development including funding and policy. This position will contribute their expertise across a range of short and long-term projects.

If you have experience working with complex systems in an area of clinical health and want to be part of a growing dynamic team that puts our clients and the people they work with front and centre, we'd love to hear from you!

The role of Senior Consultant provides project leadership and will contribute to:

  • Project design and methodology
  • Stakeholder engagement, including maintaining good working relationships with our clients and other stakeholders
  • Literature review and synthesis
  • Data management and analysis
  • Synthesis and reporting
  • Research dissemination, including training and workforce development

This position will work collaboratively with our team, our clients and other stakeholders; work within specified timeframes to the highest possible standard, and collaborate with program leaders to identify future ideas and business opportunities with existing and new clients.


Key Selection Criteria

You are

  • Driven to do work that creates positive practical impact for health services and the people who use them
  • A creative thinker that is excited by solving unique and complex problems
  • An excellent collaborator with energy and enthusiasm for working closely with both team members and our customers throughout the project design and delivery
  • Resilient to a changing environment and to challenges to your work
  • Independent and a self-starter, able to work remotely, sometimes in isolation, with minimal supervision
  • A strong communicator with the capability to think, articulate and write logically, clearly and simply

You have

  • PhD or equivalent
  • A background in an area of practice/intervention related to alcohol and other drugs or mental health
  • A high level of understanding and knowledge of the health sector, in particular, the alcohol and other drug and mental health sectors and their operations
  • Proven experience with project managing complex projects
  • A demonstrated ability to navigate and negotiate with clients to resolve complex issues
  • Ability in leading multiple complex projects with skills including: dynamic risk management, contract management, project costing and budgeting, resource allocation, team management, identifying business development opportunities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in a range of different program methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability of the development and implementation of a range of methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability in the development delivery, and facilitation of complex meetings, discussions, consults, and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in the production of complex engaging written products using clear, concise and appropriate language
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the complexities of the Health sector
  • Proven ability in analysis of multiple complex data sets
  • Experience with in-depth proposal and tender writing
  • Exceptional client relationship skills with a proven ability to negotiate with clients and external partners to ensure projects remain within scope and budget
  • Exceptional organisational skills showing responsiveness and the ability to prioritise your workload
  • Proactive
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Ability to follow through and own outcomes
  • Adaptable
  • Proficient in the use of Office products and templates
  • Confidence in your ability and role