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The Australian National University

Program Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $66,904 - $73,309 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, fixed term appointment of 3 years


  • Work at Australia's National University in the Crawford School of Public Policy
  • A diverse role working in a dynamic team
  • Great opportunity to work in the global development and aid sector


Position overview


The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

The Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four Schools within CAP and one of the world’s leading public policy schools. The Development Policy Centre is a research centre within Crawford School with a focus on aid effectiveness, the Pacific and Papua New Guinea, and development policy more broadly.


An exciting opportunity exists for a professional and highly motivated Program Officer to assist the Development Policy Centre with events, communications and administration. This position is responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks, including marketing, events management, diary management, travel coordination, financial administration, and website management. The initial appointment is for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

You will be working in a collaborative and fast paced environment where your effective and efficient administrative skills along with flexibility in your approach to work and attention to detail will ensure a smooth running of the Centre. Effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders is required and your strong verbal and written communication skills will see you succeed in this position. 

Enquiries: Ms Ashlee Betteridge via phone +61 2 6125 0178 or email

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit


Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems