Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Project & Program Specialist

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
The Office of Audacious Endeavours (OAE)
$100-120k Base + Super & Salary Packaging Benefits
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Join the Children’s Cancer Institute as our new Project and Program Specialist and revolutionise the journey of all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer. We are looking for an audacious project management professional to shape the delivery of our national, $67+ Million, Zero Childhood Cancer Program (ZERO) over the next four years and beyond.


  • Do something that matters – Work with us to embed research-driven precision medicine as a transformative and sustained model of care in the Australian healthcare system to provide more effective treatment options and improve the long-term outcomes for all kids diagnosed with cancer.
  • Shape our delivery approach – Use your unique knowledge, skills, and abilities to influence and guide our approach, adapt and respond to challenges as we encounter them, to realise the full gamut of benefits for kids, their families, and our communities.
  • Grow your capability – As a complex, multidisciplinary program, ZERO presents a plethora of development opportunities to deliberately develop your project and programme, management and leadership competency. Together, we will identify and cultivate experiences to realise your capability supplemented by formal training. You will be supported to synthesise leading practice and thoughtfully integrate it into our approach.
  • Collaborate with top minds – Work with researchers and paediatric oncologists who are global leaders in their fields, and a stellar operations and program team who are focused on demonstrating excellence, innovation, collaboration, disruption, transparency, and accountability.

A detailed Position Description: including organisational and program context, information about the role, desirable traits, qualifications, certifications, experience, competencies, and capabilities; is available at You will work closely with the ZERO Program Coordinator, the research and operations focused counterpart to this role, which is also currently being advertised.

The Children’s Cancer Institute embraces flexible working; we will encourage you to adopt a combination of working from home and flexible hours. We are conveniently located on the UNSW campus in Randwick, directly across the road from a Light Rail stop.

We will embrace and celebrate your diversity because it’s the right thing to do. But we also know that more diverse teams mean we learn from new perspectives and experiences, which leads to better approaches, more creative discoveries and innovation, and inclusive translation to clinical care. We will enable your participation, remove barriers, and welcome your authentic-self in a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment – knowing that your unique contribution will bring us closer to ensuring no child dies from childhood cancer.


Salary: $100–120k

People and Culture contact: Ayesha Pereira, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Hiring & Reporting Manager: Matt Swan, Head of Projects

Program & Day-to-Day Manager: Mitali Manzur, ZERO Program Manager

 Feel secure – in a permanent role, on a 4+ year program

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter (mandatory) clearly addressing why you would be ideally suited to this opportunity.

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.