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Stream Leader, Research, Policy and Evaluation, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health INVITATION TO EXPRESS INTEREST CEH is developing a unique leadership role within the organisation to build our capacity to create an evidence base that improves the health and wellbeing of refugee and migrants through capacity building interventions. It is envisioned that this part-time position will be suitable for an individual currently employed by an academic institution who wishes to be based within a community health setting part time to further develop their area of expertise. The role will lead a small team that will strengthen our evaluation capacity, develop strategic relationships and contribute to securing research funding to expand CEH’s knowledge base. To express your interest in this role please contact Michal Morris, General Manager CEH. Award, grade & Salary range Dependant on qualifications and experience plus generous salary packaging EFT

0.5 EFT

Reporting to

General Manager, CEH

Accountable to

Chief Executive Officer, North Richmond Community Health

Tenure

One year contract

Direct reports

2.45 EFT

Location

23 Lennox Street Richmond

Date issued

June 2014

organisation profile The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) assists health, government and community organisations to offer a high quality of service to clients from migrant and refugee backgrounds by building the capacity of the organisation through training and innovation and working directly with communities in education and advocacy. CEH’s work is informed by research, evidence and its experience working with migrant and refugee communities. CEH includes a fee-for-service arm as well as discrete programs that focus on health service delivery and sexual health and viral hepatitis. CEH is part of North Richmond Community Health, an agency committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.

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position objective This is a newly created position and will be responsible for the development of the research, evaluation and policy arm of CEH. Working closely with both internal and external partners this role will be critical in developing a rigorous evidence base on successful interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of refugee and migrant communities. This role will contribute significantly to organisational growth, innovation, and strengthening of CEH as a national leader in culturally competent health and wellbeing. This senior role within CEH will lead a stream that is responsible for growing the evidence base of CEH interventions by identifying opportunities for the implementation of projects and research through research grants, government funded programs and services, commercial fee-for-service opportunities, or strategic partnership that align and add value to the overall purpose of the organisation. This role will support in the provision of longer-term sustainability for CEH.

key responsibilities and deliverables Service Operation and Development Communications & Relationship Management Build the organisation’s profile through the establishment and maintenance of research partnerships with external organisations and the broader community Undertake work leading to authorship in leading journals in relevant fields Enable CEH to develop and publish high quality policy & research papers, briefings, reports and submissions including relevant grant applications and tender submissions. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Foster links with other CALD and health and wellbeing focused organisations, relevant areas of government and CALD community groups in order to develop and maintain policy information networks and a research base.

Policy & Research Strategy Develop and implement CEH’s research, quality and evaluation agenda in line with strategic and operational plans Conduct research and oversee development of research activities in support of CEHs work. Contribute to grants and tenders by providing evidence and information to support the process. Establish and implement an ethics process for internal projects and partnership work. Use evidence and research outcomes to inform policy development and advocacy both internally and with key stakeholders such as local, state and federal government and peak organisations.

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General business Support General Manager in developing and managing strategic partnerships and relationships with government, the industry and broader community. Inform policy development initiatives undertaken by CEH Maintain an in-depth knowledge of CEH products and services. Maintain collaborative and constructive working relationships with the other CEH streams and contribute to the overall strategy for research, evaluation and quality of CEH programs. Any other duties as directed by the General Manager, and commensurate with the scope and classification of the position. Contribute to the development and achievement of the wider organisational strategic plan. Staff Supervision and Performance Provide support and leadership to staff in fostering high performance, high quality outputs and team solidarity Staff, students and volunteers have challenging and manageable workloads which are coordinated, documented and regularly reviewed Quality of outcomes and performance is assessed against services standards and feedback provided to staff on a regular basis A supportive and open staff environment is fostered, dealing with any conflict promptly and according to fair treatment principles. Practices are professional and ethical. Encourage and guide staff in professional development

General duties and responsibilities of managers/ stream leaders Respond to hazard identification and incident reporting promptly, and work proactively at ensuring a safe workplace is provided for employees. Proactively monitor and manage program budget responsibly in order to meet budget limitations. Foster fair treatment practices in the team environment and respond appropriately and promptly to complaints or issues raised.

key selection criteria Essential skills & experience Outstanding written and oral communication, negotiation and consultation skills; Excellent organisational, project management and time management skills; Demonstrated high-level problem solving and analytical skills and ability to research and analyse material and identify key issues; Sound understanding of current Commonwealth and State policies related to health services, refugee policy and multiculturalism

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Evidenced conceptual and innovative thinker Excellent leadership, organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise competing demands. Ability to work in a diverse environment, and exhibit cultural competency and proficiency

Essential attributes Leadership Critical thinking Innovation Relationship building

Qualifications \ Registration requirements A current Victorian driver’s licence A post-doctorate qualification in a relevant discipline (

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Timeframe for completion

Induction Training

3 months or as scheduled

Cultural Awareness

6 months

responsibilities & conditions of employment All employees of North Richmond Community Health are required to follow specific common conditions of employment. These are outlined in the NRCH Policy and Procedures Manual. A summary is listed below: Employees must contribute to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) objectives by reporting hazards and incidents immediately to an OHS representative, committee member or manager. Employees must behave in a manner that fosters safe working practices. Conduct must be in accordance with the NRCH Code of Conduct, Employment Contract, Confidentiality Agreement and other NRCH policies and procedures. Regular working hours will be negotiated but must be within operational hours (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm). From time to time, some out-of-hours work may be required. Salary is set in accordance with the relevant Award and classification. Appointment is subject to a three-month probationary period, wherein performance will be reviewed prior to the expiry of the probationary period and an ongoing employment decision will be communicated. Leave entitlements are as per Award and HR Policy guidelines. All position descriptions are open to periodic review by management in consultation with staff. NRCH provides a smoke-free environment, including within vehicles.

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The staff member may be required to perform other duties as directed, in accordance with training, skills and experience.

further information For enquiries relating to this position, contact: Michal Morris | General Manager, CEH | 9418 9967 | michalm@ceh.org.au Expressions of interest close on 18 July 2014. www.ceh.org.au

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