Employment Vacancies

Program Director, Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP)

With a key leadership role in the delivery of science outcomes, you will lead the RRAP Managing Entity function of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), which is the largest global R&D program seeking to assist coral reefs to survive climate change. You will achieve this by leading effective research planning and management, stakeholder engagement and strategic direction for growth and innovation across the program, currently comprising of 34 multi-institutional contracts, with several thousand deliverables and over 900 cross project dependencies. Your leadership will bring direction to a small interdisciplinary, high functioning team working to deliver the RRAP Managing Entity objectives for this large multi-institutional R&D program.

The RRAP ME has several primary functions:

  • Program Management – projects establishment variations, milestone/deliverable assessments and payments, risk and HSE management, dependency and critical path management, communications, traditional owner engagement, field work co-ordination.
  • Program Development – establishing processes to review R&D programs to identify gaps to achieving targeted operational interventions and modifying programs to respond to R&D outcomes.
  • Partnerships – fostering process to help establish partnerships.

Working closely with the RRAP Executive Director in the delivery of RRAP and other program areas as identified, your position provides leadership in designing and establishing the systems (technology, infrastructure, people, industries) and development processes required to deliver the targeted R&D outcomes. Engaging with high profile organisations across the world to form collaborative project teams capable of designing and delivering targeted outcomes. 

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr David Mead, Executive Director Strategic Development at d.mead@aims.gov.au

Applications must be made through the website. 

Closing date: SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2023 (midnight, AEST).