Project Assistant

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) is a leading Australian-based research organization that conducts research into lung diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.  The research projects relate to common lung diseases, such as tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Woolcock Institute strives to build capacity for conducting high quality research within the hospitals and clinics of the Vietnamese health care system. It is currently conducting a number of major public health projects in Vietnam, in partnership with the National Lung Hospital, including a national multi-centre study of tuberculosis screening.
Job Summary:
- We are seeking a motivated Project Assistant to join our team in Hanoi and Ca Mau Province, to support the implementation of a large research study of screening for lung disease. This person will work closely with a Project Officer and other Project Assistants at the Woolcock Institute offices, conduct field trips and work closely with our partners within government hospitals throughout Vietnam. She or he will also work with support from senior Australian and Vietnamese researchers based in Vietnam.
- Position title: Project Assistant
- Position code: WIMR-VN-2012-10
- Employer:  The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney University
- Reports directly to supervisor: Project Officer
- Contract type: Full-time
- Duration: 1 year with possible extension; 3 month probationary period
- Duty location: Based in Ha Noi, with regular travel to attend research sites in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Approximately 25% of working time will be travelling out of Hanoi.
Main duties
Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the roles of this employee will be the following: 
1.Prepare official documents for project approvals with the Ministry of Health and related organizations
2.Work with partners at the National Lung Hospital, Peoples’ Committees and hospitals to obtain necessary approvals for conducting this project
3.Prepare research protocols, standard operating procedures, forms, budgets and other documents for the research
4.Administrative tasks including arranging meetings, booking travel, preparing for training workshops, managing finances
5.Conducting monitoring and supervision of implementation of research
6.Providing administrative support for recruitment and employment of field research staff.
7.Other duties as required
1.University qualification related to health, health research or health administration is highly desirable.
Essential competencies
1.Excellent organizational and administrative skills
2.Experience in implementing projects in health-related activities
3.Experience in obtaining official approvals from the Ministry of Health or related organization.
4.Ability to work as a part of a team
5.Ability to take initiative
6.Typing skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and/or basic office financial programmes
7.Reasonable English language skills
Applicants can submit their applications including (a) a detailed covering letter, demonstrating how they meet the above requirements, (b) a detailed Curriculum Vitae in English, and (c) in your application please describe how your previous experience has prepared you for this position.
Submit these by email to Ms Le Thi Nhung at: [email protected].
Applications should be addressed to:
    Dr , Project Coordinator
    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney
    National Lung Hospital
    463 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi
Application deadline: Applications close on Sunday 11th November at 5pm.
Terms of employment:
This will be a 1 year full-time position, commencing in December 2012. Salary will be negotiated following attendance at interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will not be returned.
Organization name: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR)
Send application to: [email protected].

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Hanoi and project sites
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2012-11-11