PD – Project Officer, Workforce Development


Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) was founded in 1983 and is a not-for-profit organisation which provides volunteer plastic and reconstructive services together with capacity building activities to developing communities in the Asia Pacific region.

Interplast works to improve the lives of people in developing countries who are disabled as a result of congenital and acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. Volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals provide free medical treatment for those who would otherwise not be able to afford access to services. Interplast works closely with local services to build their capacity to deliver surgical and other related health care interventions.

Interplast is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct and is an accredited non-government organisation with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


Reporting to the Director – International Programs, the Project Officer – Workforce Development, is responsible for supporting the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a range of Interplast’s international projects within the Workforce Development program, as well as some additional project support within the International Programs team. This role also has some responsibility for the implementation of Interplast’s Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Framework.

Primarily, this role is responsible for supporting the planning, development and delivery of a range of digital education initiatives, with the support and guidance of the Senior Coordinator – International Programs. This role also works with other members of the International Programs team to design and deliver other program activities.

By undertaking this role, you will be helping to shape the future of the surgical workforce across developing nations across the Asia Pacific community.


The position is based in East Melbourne, although Interplast’s flexible work arrangements allow for regular work-from-home opportunities.

Salary and other employment conditions will be negotiated with the preferred candidate.


For further information, or to have a confidential, obligation-free discussion, please contact:

Jess Hill

Director – International Programs
03 9249 1231 /contactus@interplast.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer – Workforce Development

Applications close 5.00pm AEST 27th August 2021.

PD – Project Officer, Workforce Development

Interplast is currently seeking expressions of interest for a number of short research consultancies across specified countries in the Asia Pacific region, focused on undertaking an analysis of the local context related to gender equality and disability inclusion. 

Terms of Reference for each are listed below, and each includes application dates and further details. These projects are to be undertaken by consultant/s located within the relevant country (either national or expatriate).

Terms of Reference – Vanuatu Project

Terms of Reference – Laos Project 

Terms of Reference – Bhutan Project

Terms of Reference – Vietnam Project 

Interplast is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and protecting the rights of children. All staff and Interplast personnel are required to undergo due-diligence checks and child safe recruitment and selection procedures. Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory clearance of a National Criminal History Check and screening of details against international terrorist listings.

Interplast is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment.