Project Officer - Health information systems (RID-TB Project)

Job No: BI201820209
Location: Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea


The Project Officer will have a primary focus on delivery of strategic intervention 4 of RID-TB (metrics, evaluation and operational research). They will oversee the implementation of quality data and health information systems, train staff, conduct analysis and support data utilisation by stakeholders. The Project Officer will work with research leads in the implementation of operational research and capacity building. They will support the Team Leader (Daru) in day-to-day coordination of project implementation as required, with a focus on monitoring & evaluation and reporting.  The role will work effectively as part of a dynamic and diverse team based across several geographical locations and maintain effective relationships with partners, stakeholders and counterparts.



Your key responsibility areas will include:

  • Project management support
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Health information systems, data analysis and research
  • Training & capacity building
  • Operations, finance and administration support
  • Communication & team work

Please refer to the attached position description for full details.



The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and experience.


  • Qualification in public health, international development or a related field
  • Experience working on health information systems, databases, research and data management analysis in a health project
  • Experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Experience working in a similar position in a remote, resource-constrained or international development project setting
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills


  • Masters of public / international / global health or similar
  • Experience in capacity development / training of local staff in resource-constrained settings.
  • Previous work/living experience in PNG, the Pacific
  • Experience in programmatic management of TB

Benefit from ongoing support and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close Sunday the 18th November at 11:59pm AEDT (GMT+11)

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. This field is not compulsory.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.

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