Project Officer

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    University of New South Wales
    High St, Kensington, Australia
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The Opportunity

This role is based within the UNSW Global Water Institute (GWI). The GWI is a research, education and engagement institute representing research centres and clusters in the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Law and Art Design and Architecture that work on marine, fresh and urban water systems.

Working closely with the GWI Director and Leadership team as the Project Officer you will play a key role within the GWI providing project coordination and administration, executive assistance and support, reporting, and responding to complex enquires using judgement, initiative, technical skill, and discretion. You will also develop communications and build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Good financial acumen is required for this role as you will be managing the GWI operating financials such as tracking expenditures, payment of invoices and the collection of financial contributions as well as contributing to proposals and requests for tenders.

The role reports to the Director of the Global Water Institute and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level 6: $90,566 to $96,613 per annum + 17% superannuation (prorated)
  • Part time – 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)
  • Fixed-Term role – 2 years
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

For further information on the GWI please visit our website -

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in administration, with PA/EA experience to senior management in a large and complex institution or equivalent highly regarded.
  • Experience providing proactive administrative support for research proposals and requests for tenders is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables.
  • Stakeholder management skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience working with a range of computer systems and applications. Advanced word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, internet and e-mail skills, including proficiency with computer packages including Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, managing multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Project experience, with an understanding of the project life cycle and development of project plans, objectives and documentation.
  • Ability to manage project and operating finances, including invoicing and accounts management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Skills and Experience. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:55 pm on Thursday, 12th May 2022

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.



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