APS 6 Project Officer, AURA, HAI/IPC and Emerging Issues (Non-ongoing 18 months)

The Commission is seeking a non-ongoing Project Officer for a period of 18 months with a possibility of extension of up to three years. As a member of the AURA, IPC/HAI and Emerging Issues team, the Project Officer will be responsible for managing a wide range of duties, including end-to-end procurement, project and contract management, budget planning, writing reports and briefs and other documentation, and providing secretariat support to committees.

The Project Officer, AURA, HAI/IPC and Emerging Issues will assist with: 

  1. Undertake project management activities including input into project planning and documentation; monitoring and reporting on project progress; and identifying risks and making a contribution to their mitigation
  2. Develop meeting papers, submissions, correspondences, discussion papers, briefing notes, minutes and other written materials
  3. Undertake procurement and contract management activities including financial administration, budget preparation and budget monitoring
  4. Provide secretariat support for committees and expert groups, including support in the preparation of agenda papers, meeting notes, logistics and other administrative tasks
  5. Undertake background research and data analyses to provide information and to inform work of the stream and Commission
  6. Liaise with national and state authorities, professional organisations, individuals, government and non-government organisations; and collaborate with all team members and other areas of the Commission to support the work of the Commission.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage complex budgets, time management, organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to support the production of documents for a range of audiences
  • Demonstrated sound judgement and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in contract management and procurement
  • Experience in providing secretariat support
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area preferred, but not essential.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

In accordance with Commission policy, subject to any valid exemption, it is a condition of engagement that staff have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status and are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencing their engagement.

The Commission is an inclusive workplace and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and/or disability status.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Kathy Meleady on (02) 9126 3640 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au if they have any questions about the role.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 5 July 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.


APS 6 Project Officer, AURA, HAI/IPC and Emerging Issues (Non-ongoing 18 months)

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