Job Details
  • Reference401302A_1668727839
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryUp to AU$53.63 per hour + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantClaudia Leiva
About the Organization:

This leading Federal government agency supports Australian's in achieving their goals and helps them to live a better life. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency is known for having a great culture across different teams and have excellent office location in Melbourne (Richmond).

About the role:

The APS5 Sector Engagement Procurement Officer will support the leadership team and will have responsibility to procure and manage contracts with/for the Participant Engagement Panel (PEP) and Disability Representative and Carers Organisations (DRCOs). Your role is responsible for actively managing key internal and external stakeholder relationships, and where required will represent and negotiate on behalf of the Agency to advance the Agency's interests across a range of forums.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of contract management plans
  • Administer and manage PEP, DRCO and other relevant Sector Engagement & Advice contracts in accordance with approved Contract Management Plans, policies and processes
  • Maintain records and managing and responding to queries in line with policies and processes
  • Provide advice and guidance to NDIA business areas who seek to engage with participants via the PEP. Assist the Agency business areas with identifying suitable PEP Suppliers and preparing Request for Quotations when required, evaluating RFT responses from suppliers in line with existing policies across the Agency
  • Collaborate, build, and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Supporting, guiding, sharing learnings and upskilling PEP suppliers and DRCOs as required
  • Proactively identify and manage contract risks to meet contract requirements and obligations, and achieve the planned outcomes of the contracts
  • Support the team in tender management, supplier selection, contractor, and performance activities
  • Inform and support the development of and future PEP panel refresh in collaboration with the Director, Branch Manager, Procurement, Probity, Legal Services, Risk, Research & Evaluation, Communications & Engagement, and other key stakeholders involved in the process
  • Inform the development of relevant communication plans and strategies in collaboration with team members and the Communications team

Key skills required for role:
  • Positive contemporary attitudes to people with disability.
  • Adaptable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Has experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while
  • also maintaining high work standards and accuracy
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information and make decisions
  • Handling conflicts and resolving queries and issues
  • Understanding of or experience in contract management

Desirable skills to have for the role:
  • Understanding and knowledge of disability and its impact on individuals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian Government Contract Management Guide (December 2020)
  • Risk management

  • Experience working in a similar role under Australian rules and regulations
  • Experience in coordinating and assisting in the management of complex cases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Current Police Check, o ability to obtain one

What you will bring to the role:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within and across teams, the ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritise and allocate tasks in an efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.

How to apply:

Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government.

Please click 'APPLY" to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to Claudia Leiva at to be considered for this opportunity.

Applications close 15.00 PM AEST, 30th November 2022