Team Leader, RID-TB Project

Job No: BI201820210
Location: Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea


The Team Leader will work with the TB Technical Director, PNG and the Project Director RID-TB to lead design and implement an effective model of care for the management of TB/DR-TB at the facility and community level in Western Province. The position will be responsible for implementation of the RID-TB project and provides oversight and direction at the field level. The position will identify health systems bottlenecks for TB and provide capacity development to provincial and DGH staff to design and support the implementation of systems solutions. The Team Leader will be responsible for management of relationships with key Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG), NGO and other partners in the Western Province.



Your key responsibility areas will include:

  • Co-ordination and monitoring of Project implementation
  • Project management and operations support
  • Stakeholder communication and relationship management
  • Implementation support to health systems strengthening
  • Management of the team

Please refer to the attached position description for full details.



The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and experience.


  • A qualification in public/ global health, international development or health management
  • A public/ global/ international health professional with over 10 years experience
  • Proven interest and experience in team and project management with an organisation working in a resource- constrained setting
  • Experience in capacity development and training of health workers and health systems strengthening
  • Experience in management of stakeholders and maintaining effective organisational partnerships
  • Strong interpersonal and partnership brokering skills
  • Highly adaptable, ability to work in remote or hardship setting 
  • Experience in report writing, evaluation, health program design or publications
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical appraisal and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills with experience in report writing, evaluation, health program design or publications


  • A qualified and registered clinical health professional
  • At least 1 year experience in the programmatic management of TB/DR-TB in a resource-constrained setting
  • Previous work experience in PNG or the Pacific

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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