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First Nations Community Survey Co-ordinator

  • Data Collection / Field / Operation
  • Melbourne
  • This position has been filled

ORIMA Research

Location: Melbourne Start date: ASAP Salary: $60,000 – $90,000 plus super (depending on skills and experience)

Full job description:

ORIMA Research conducts research for Australian and State/ Territory Government clients on a range of topics, including healthcare and wellbeing, education, environmental assets, policy, sports programs, communications and more.

Our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Services Division is tasked with conducting inclusive, robust, ethical and high-quality research. We have formalised our commitment to working with, and creating opportunities for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities through our REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

We have over 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based interviewers across Australia conducting national research with First Nations Peoples.

We are looking for someone who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander* to work from our Melbourne office and maintain, co-ordinate and oversee our team of community interviewers. This position will work closely with, and be guided by, our First Nations Principal Advisor, N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM.


  • Assist with maintaining and building the size of the interviewer team, as well as training new and existing interviewers
  • Assist with planning data collection logistics, including regularly communicating with interviewers
  • Conduct project briefing sessions
  • Manage and monitor fieldwork progress
  • Complete administrative requirements for each project, including quality control, payments and feedback to interviewers
  • Provide feedback to project managers about improvements and efficiencies
  • Be willing and flexible to travel and work outside of normal office hours


  • At least 3 years’ work experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Mature, administratively capable, organised and reliable with good communication (written and oral) skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work independently and within a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure in a constructive and helpful manner
  • Have an interest in the public sector and/or social research
  • Have a positive mindset and a resilient and ‘can do’ attitude

Please send us:

1. Your CV, including any relevant qualifications
2. A cover letter addressing the following:

  • Your skills and experience
  • The reasons you feel you are suitable for this position
  • Your interest in the position, and ORIMA Research
  • Your interest and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Please email your application by 4 December 2020 to

*ORIMA Research seeks to ensure equitable representation in the workforce by providing pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. This action/activity constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

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