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Policy Officer, Gapi, Epidemiology And Investigation (Vpsg4)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 10 March 2021

Role: Policy Officer, GAPI, Epidemiology and Investigation (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Manage and coordinate deliverables relevant to the Global Awareness and Policy Integration (GAPI) mandate as part of the department's response to COVID 19
  • Actively build connections improve communications and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders to understand the high level policy questions of interest, and where epidemiological outputs produced by the team can be positioned to support.
  • Interpret epidemiological findings from DIME and provide contextual analysis and a strategic lens as needed for policy (cabinet submissions), reports and public facing communications.
  • Maintain a policy framework to analyse and understand epidemiological insights to guide outputs and the direction of the public health response where possible.


  • Report to the Global Awareness and Policy Integration (GAPI) Manager.
  • Coordinate and develop ongoing deliverables and in scope projects across GAPI to meet team objectives.
  • Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate collaborative partnerships
  • Support the team's awareness of priority policy areas to ensure epidemiological considerations are applied where relevant.
  • Play an active role in supporting GAPI to manage stakeholder relationships and enhance collaboration, clear communication and strategic alignment both within and across teams.
  • Develop and maintain a policy framework which can be applied to DIME outputs to ensure they are in line with broader public health response objectives.
  • Provide documentation as needed to maintain clear objectives, reporting lines and outcomes for internal and external stakeholders in order to maintain concise messaging throughout.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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