Australia nationals: Research Program Manager (Water)

Government of Australia

Canberra ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Position Number: 99911
  • Classification: EL 2 (RPM 2/3)
  • Employment Type: 5 year non-ongoing specified task
  • Eligibility: You must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible to apply for this position
  • Commencement Salary: AUD 149,346
  • Max Salary: AUD 187,131
  • Super: 15.40%

RPM Water -​ Position description84.12 KB -​ docx

ACIAR Water Research Program Manager position will be responsible for commissioning and managing a coherent portfolio of research-for-development projects, closely aligned with the priorities of Australia’s official development assistance program and contributing to ACIAR’s strategy and thematic priorities.

Projects typically involve partnerships that link the innovation systems in Australia and ACIAR’s partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region, bringing together partners in universities, public research and development agencies, and the private sector. 

We are seeking an experienced senior research leader who can further develop a an existing research program, while also contributing to ACIAR’s broader research portfolio management including peer review of ACIAR projects in other programs, contribution to scientific submissions and reviews, and membership of internal committees. 

The position of Research Program Manager (RPM) is pivotal in ACIAR’s distinctive partnership brokering model of research investment in developing countries.  Individual RPMs deliver scientific leadership within their own research program and disciplinary strength, and they also work collectively across programs and across the portfolio as a whole to ensure technical excellence, procedural rigour and to capture opportunities for cross-program synergies. The Water RPM, as with other RPMs, will be expected to mentor graduates and early career research officers and contribute to ACIAR’s research outreach and capacity building activities.

Please refer to the position description for full details of the position or contact Eric Huttner should you have specific queries in relation to this role.

Contact:  Eric Huttner  Ph  +61 401 192 092 or email [email protected].

Applications will need to be submitted via the online form by the closing date. Please submit your CV with referees and a statement of suitability addressing the selection criteria outlined in the Position description.





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