Job Details
  • Reference403245B_1673825732
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith
As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.
Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS5-EL1 Communications and Stakeholder Engagements Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension for 12 months.
Ideal Candidate:
  • have strong professional judgement and excellent management/support, liaison, representation and written skills
  • be motivated and highly independent with proven ability to convert analysis into effective and impactful communication products and strategies
  • be a team player, able to build and coordinate networks and engage stakeholders
  • have strong political nous and an understanding of the interplay between Australia's development, political, economic and security interests in a regional and domestic context, with horizon and risk-scanning abilities.
    Additional helpful (but not essential) skills include multimedia (digital photography, video, etc) and software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere etc) skills. Ability with Microsoft PowerPoint would also be helpful to assist with design infographics and other visual products.
    Key Duties:
  • help implement a communications strategy to support the launch of the government's new international development strategy
  • transform complex development content into succinct results-based Ministerial products for websites, social media, campaigns and multimedia products
  • manage/assist with events and stakeholder engagement around the new policy in liaison with international development partners and agencies, think tanks, private sector, academic institutions, diplomatic core, government departments, managing contractors and external suppliers
  • project manage/support the alignment of stakeholder engagement with wider strategic intent
  • manage/support media, with monitoring and alerts, liaison, briefings, and responses
  • write communications including briefings, cables, internal and public facing products for traditional and digital channels targeting domestic and international audiences
  • oversee production of visuals, graphic design and multimedia communications promoting the value of Australia's international development program
  • oversee APS procurement and contract management processes for administered and departmental budget allocations
  • assist the strategic policy section to define shape the new international development narrative and shape internal communications for departmental alignment
  • conduct internal and external campaign monitoring and evaluation, including desktop and public research.

  • Qualifications (or equivalent experience) in a degree/diploma or postgraduate diploma with a major in journalism, editing, strategic communications, public relations, marketing. Experience in government communications essential.

    Mandatory Requirements:
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 2 clearance.

    If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.