Job Details
  • Reference398756A_1663656150
  • LocationAdelaide CBD
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta

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, people living with disability, and culturally and linguistic diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage EL1 Assistant Director, AT Sourcing Market Performance for a 12 month assignment with potential extension in Adelaide CBD.

About the Team

The Market Innovation and Employment Branch is responsible for the development of a mature marketplace in Assistive Technology (AT), Employment Options and Workforce Development. It does this through the design and review of policy and practice approaches that enable providers to grow and innovate in the preparation for and delivery of supports to participants in the NDIS. The Branch is responsible for implementing the NDIS part of the Government's Employment Strategy to positively influence NDIS participant employment outcomes and delivering on the Assistive Technology Action Plan.

The AT Sourcing and Markets Performance team leads the development and negotiation of market supply and sector enablement initiatives relating to AT. The team work to ensure there is clarity for all stakeholders in the role of and approach to AT supply under the NDIS to ensure timely access for participants to the right AT to pursue their goals and outcomes.

About the Role

The EL1 Assistant Director is accountable under broad direction to undertake complex work that delivers quality outcomes across the functions of the NDIA, and we are seeking a motivated and high performing individual to manage a small team overseeing a range of program and project management activities.

Assistant Directors in the Branch are required to work as part of a team to assist in delivering a range of program and procurement activities and process improvement projects. This role is a team leadership position within the NDIA and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks. The position will be required to assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the NDIA's objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme".

Our ideal candidate:

We are looking for someone who thrives on a challenge and has strong leadership and management skills to join our team. A good understanding of the policies of the Australian Government, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, in particular the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and procurement connected policies is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Developing high quality participant-centric and data-driven briefing, analysis, and project advice to the Director and Senior Executives to inform and influence recommendations on AT sourcing, procurement, and market performance issues.
  • Manage and undertake AT procurement activities.
  • Build productive working relationships and provide clear and concise advice to internal and external stakeholders on key projects and programs of responsibility.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing process and system improvements and maintain strong communication channels with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of team outcomes.
  • Supervise, develop, and coach staff.
  • Identify any compliance and risk issues and offer mitigation strategies.
  • Supporting the continued development of the AT Market Strategy for a range of participant cohorts and AT submarkets.
  • Provide specialist advice and technical expertise to staff and stakeholders.
  • Performing independent research work and analysis including the preparation of draft reports on relevant project activities.
  • Coordinating regular project reporting including status updates and exception reports.
  • Preparing draft written material including business cases, plans, executive briefs and corporate documentation.

(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

Key skills required for role

· Team Leadership

· High levels of attention to detail including data accuracy

· Ability to organise work, sets priorities and complete tasks within set timeframes

· Ability to develop productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

· Procurement, Contract management and/or Program management experience

Desirable skills to have for the role

· A good understanding of the policies of the Australian Government, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, in particular the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and procurement connected policies is highly desirable


(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

What's on Offer?

  • Position located in Adelaide
  • EL1 $585.00 per day + super
  • Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
  • Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

****Applications close by 10am Tuesday 27th of September 2022.****

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. CM123W