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National Health and Medical Research Council

Case Study Writer

Important dates

Opportunity ID
1320
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 21 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Monday 28 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Published
Monday 14 May 2018

Overview

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NHMRC is seeking the services of an experienced writer to complete case study development and writing for a number of case studies that have been drafted based on ORA outputs.

What is the latest start date?
1/07/2018
How long is the contract?

Initial contract term until 31/12/2018, with one three month extension at the discretion of NHMRC.

Where can the work take place?
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Offsite
Who will the specialist work for?
National Health and Medical Research Council
How much can you spend per day?

$875.00 (GST Exclusive) A day is taken to be 7.5 hours.

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

You will be working for the existing New Grants Management Solution project team comprising:

- Programme Manager

- Project Manager

- Solution Architect

- Business Analyst

- Change and communications

- Administrative support

- NHMRC SMEs

- Solution vendor

What will the specialist do?

NHMRC is seeking the services of an experienced writer to complete case study development and writing for a number of case studies that have been drafted based on ORA outputs.

Any additional relevant information?

The NHMRC is Australia’s peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

NHMRC’s current grants management solution, Research Grants Management System (RGMS), supports NHMRC’s entire grants management lifecycle. It facilitates members of the HMR community to submit grant applications, conduct assessments and manage their grants and NHMRC staff to administer the processes associated with the grants management lifecycle.

In 2014, NHMRC received funding to implement the Government’s policy to Protect and Streamline Health and Medical Research Funding and NHMRC is conducting initiatives to reduce the burden on the research community, in particular, by replacing RGMS.

In 2017, NHMRC received funding to implement two software applications (Apps) that automate common resource intensive and repetitive tasks within the grants administration process. These apps are the Grants Management Accelerator (GMA), which assists in the Application and Assessor Assignment processes and the Outcome Reporting Accelerator (ORA), which services Research Impact. Both Apps use advanced text analytics and algorithms to complete common administrative tasks more efficiently and effectively than NHMRC staff and assigners from the HMR community; freeing them to do more complex and value-added tasks such as quality assurance, application assessments, and the evaluation of the outcomes of research.

A parallel Government initiative, announced as part of the 2015-16 Federal Budget, is the Streamlining Grants Administration Programme. This includes establishing two grants hubs, one for businesses (administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) and the other for individuals and community organisations (administered by the Department of Social Services). The grants hubs are intended to streamline grants administration, saving individuals and businesses time and money, whilst providing a better experience.

NHMRC operates adjacent to the two grants hubs.

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

GHD Building Level 1, 16 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601

What are the working arrangements?

Part-time work either in NHMRC offices or elsewhere as negotiated with NHMRC.

Remote working is available in agreement with NHMRC.

Is security clearance required?

Not applicable

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience in writing and editing.
  • Demonstrate experience in translating scientific and research language in text that is accessible to the general public.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of the Australian health and medical research community
  • A working knowledge of Australian government granting guidelines and processes

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
3
Cultural fit
  • Demonstrated ability to engage collaboratively with stakeholders associated with the project.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively transfer skills and knowledge to NHMRC staff.
Area of expertise
Agile delivery and governance
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
  • Work history
  • References
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence
70%

Cultural fit
10%

Price
20%

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