APS6 Data Analyst (Dementia)

Location: Canberra ACT

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APS6 Data Analyst

Job Description

Group: Health Group

Unit: Dementia Unit and potentially other units within Health Group

Classification: APS Level 6

Salary: $84,457 to $93,365 plus superannuation (plus 22% loading in lieu of paid

leave for contract positions)

Engagement Type: Initial contract for up to 12 months with possibility of extension

Location: Bruce, Canberra

This recruitment exercise will be used to fill current vacancies in the Dementia Unit and may be used

to fill similar positions at the APS6 classification in other units of the Health Group over the coming

12 months.


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency established under

the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 as a corporate Commonwealth entity to

provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.

We are committed to providing high quality, national data and analysis across the health, housing

and community services sectors. This covers a wide range of areas, from health and welfare

expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, disability and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, and

Indigenous health and welfare.

We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with

respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We are

committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing

work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments outside of work.

The AIHW is committed to creating genuine opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s), people with a disability and people from diverse

cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

For more information, visit the About Us page of our website.

Group description

The Health Group provides leadership, both internally and externally to the AIHW, as well as analysis

and reporting of information and statistics about the health of Australians.

The Health Group is responsible for:

the monitoring and surveillance of chronic conditions, including risk factors and assessing

the impact of chronic conditions for communities and at critical life stages and for at-risk


undertaking a wide range of novel and complex analyses and reporting projects, including

using linked data

working with stakeholders to identify data and analysis needs, gaps and options for data


compilation, custodianship and management of a number of national data collections

including for mortality, diabetes, cancer and screening

the Australian Burden of Disease Study

coordination of data provision to International agencies

management of a number of national expert advisory groups.

There are seven Units within the Health Group: Burden of disease and mortality; Cancer data and

monitoring; Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Kidney; Chronic conditions; Dementia; Population Health;

and Screening, analysis and monitoring.

Dementia Unit description

The Dementia Unit is responsible for monitoring and reporting on dementia, neurological conditions

(e.g. epilepsy) and patient experiences of care. It has an exciting and challenging work program,

involving analysis of survey data, data linkage projects and data development activities. We work

closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including the Department of Health,

academics and peak bodies. The main objectives of our unit include improving the accuracy of

dementia prevalence estimates for Australia and establishing routine monitoring and reporting on

this major health and aged care issue.

Position description

We are looking for an experienced data analyst to join a high performing and collaborative team

working on four novel and important projects on dementia. The role will provide analytical support

to a number of high profile projects and will involve analysing a variety of health and aged care data

sources, including linked data, and preparing output for publication. The successful applicant will

work closely with other team members to develop analytical approaches.

As a Data Analyst, the successful candidate will require well developed analytical skills, a sound

understanding of statistical concepts and methods and possess the ability to manipulate and

interrogate databases using a range of software.

The successful candidate will also have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability

to effectively manage and prioritise their work.

We welcome applications from high performing individuals with a keen interest in contributing to

improving Australia’s dementia statistics. However, applicants with interest in other Health Group

subject matter areas are also encouraged to apply as they may also be considered for similar roles in

other Health Group Units over the next 12 months.

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Level 1

Under general direction the successful candidate will be required to undertake a range of tasks,


Undertaking complex research and statistical analysis, interpretation of data, and preparation of

reports, publications, papers and submissions in the fields of responsibility of the Unit.

Undertaking a range of research, design, project planning and development tasks to deliver

required outcomes/outputs.

Providing detailed advice and options on a wide range of professional, technical and

administrative matters.

Developing and applying new work methods within the area of responsibility.

Representing the AIHW at meetings, conferences or seminars and liaise with people both inside

and outside the AIHW as relevant to the above duties.

Selection Criteria


1. Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills.

2. Demonstrated ability to analyse complex data, and create and interpret tabular and

graphical outputs, using SAS or other software.

3. Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to synthesise complex

information to present data and advice in clear and accessible formats for various audiences.

4. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with internal and

external stakeholders, and work as part of an analytical team .


5. Experience analysing health or aged care data

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit their applications online via the AIHW e-Recruit system. When

applying online for the first time you will need to register and provide a valid email address.

Your application should include:

1. A short narrative or dot point pitch (1000 words max) highlighting your skill set, technical

expertise and experience in relation to the above selection criteria.

2. Your current Curriculum Vitae.

3. Name and contact details of at least two (2) referees (it is preferred that one of these is your

current supervisor).

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Sunday 7 February 2021

Contact officer: Fleur de Crespigny, fleur.decrespigny@aihw.gov.au, 02 6249 5296

Reasonable Adjustment

The AIHW is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment to enable people to

participate fully in all aspects of employment. Applicants who require reasonable adjustments (at any

point of the recruitment process) should note this in their application providing details of any

adjustments that may need to be considered by the selection panel. All efforts will be made to put in

place relevant reasonable adjustments.


This position profile and subsequent selection are approved by:

Justin Harvey, Acting Group Head

Canberra, 21 January 2021

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