Asia–Pacific Women in STEM Project Officer

Posted 4 November 2020
Closing 13 November 2020 
Job Type Contract – 6 months duration
Full Time / Part Time Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location Canberra
Salary Classification Level 7(1)

About the Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and has an elected Fellowship of 540 leading Australian scientists. The Academy is a non-profit organisation that provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding, and champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science. This position is part of a Secretariat of around 70 staff who work as a team to support the activities of the Academy.

Employee benefits

  • Free parking in the city
  • Work in a beautiful heritage site and surrounds
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Annual leave loading for all staff
  • Options to salary sacrifice
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Christmas closedown
  • Generous employee assistance program

About the role

The Australian Academy of Science is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and effective project officer to join its Diversity and Inclusion team for an immediate start on a six-month contract, working full-time.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and delivering a rapid research project that will collate and analyse the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across the Asia–Pacific region, including any policy responses and other efforts made to address these matters.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collection of data, information and reports on the impact of COVID-19 on women in STEM in the Asia–Pacific region. This will include the collection of quantitative and qualitative information, such as existing data sources, surveys, interviews and policy and program information. 

  • Develop a template survey that can be disseminated across economies, as well as analysing the survey results.

  • Develop a preliminary report with input from across the Asia–Pacific region.

  • Delivery of a workshop bringing together participants from across the Asia–Pacific region to discuss the report and provide ideas for refinement. 

  • Preparation of a final report which will be a refinement of the preliminary report, including any additional guidance from the workshop. The final report will include data, case studies and policy responses.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • build and sustain productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external, including harnessing support and seeking contributions
  • design and develop surveys, including high-level analysis of survey findings
  • manage time effectively and deliver products and outcomes with short deadlines
  • efficiently and effectively organise and co-ordinate events, meetings and interviews
  • write and communicate effectively and concisely.
  • Be a self-starter and complete the project under limited direction
  • A commitment to workplace diversity, workplace participation, WHS and equity principles.

Contact details

Further information on the position is available from:

Name:  Louise Moes

Phone: (02) 6201 9494




How to apply

Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter and Resume.  
  • Please use the above information as a guide when completing your Cover Letter, which should be a maximum of two (2) pages.  Please summarise how you believe your skills and experience would be a good fit for the role.  The Selection Criteria do not need to be addressed separately.
  • Please apply here via SEEK
  • Applications close 4.00pm 13 November 2020

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

The Australian Academy of Science values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment. The Academy supports and promotes flexible work practices.

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