Senior Project Officer - National Standards

The Commission is seeking to offer 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.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Australian healthcare system, including issues relevant to the health care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
  • High level policy development and project management experience.
  • Demonstrated high level research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to engage with a variety of audiences and in different formats.
  • Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, in particular, an excellent ability to consult, cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated  experience to lead projects with autonomy, as well as work as part of a small team.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  • A CV summarising your relevant experience and qualifications
  • A two-page cover letter broadly addressing your suitability against both the position description and selection criteria.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Information on this vacancy and how to apply can be found in the link below. 

Applications should be emailed to Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks on (02) 9126 3684.

Applications for this role will close midnight, Sunday 11 December 2022.



Senior Project Officer - National Standards

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