Senior Project Officer, Affirmative Measure - Indigenous

The Commission is seeking to offer either an ongoing employment opportunity or a secondment opportunity (for 12 months), as a Senior Project Officer in the National Standards program.

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for leading the work on assigned work plan deliverables and the development of resources and will be required to contribute to broader activities to support the National Standards Program. This will include undertaking research and analysis of information, project management, policy development, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission. The Senior Project Officer will also provide strategic advice and insights into the health, lived experiences, and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in consideration of Commission health projects.

This position provides a unique opportunity for the right person to make a difference to health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally and their communities in a supportive organisation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Highly developed research, strategic analysis, interpretation, and excellent writing skills.
  • Highly developed project management skills and experience, including a sound ability to manage multiple priorities, recognise common links, identify and manage risks and align key objectives
  • A high level of knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and government policy context and a comprehensive understanding of safety and quality in health care including those related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to cultivate positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A professional, positive, strategic and solutions-focused approach to work
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders in government, private and community-controlled sectors.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 31 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. This initiative helps to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employed in the Australian Public Service, to better reflect the diversity of the Australian community.

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.

Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks on (02) 9126 3684 or email

Closing date for applications is midnight, Monday 24 October 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.


Senior Project Officer, Affirmative Measure - Indigenous

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