Job Details
  • Reference398751A_1663655763
  • LocationAdelaide CBD
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted13 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 in Part Time 0.60FTE APS6 Senior Project officer for a 6 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 APS6 Senior Project Officer (Labour Hire) is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents.

The position is a team leadership position within the NDIA and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. 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 with the following attributes:

  • Has 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.
  • Ability to organise work, sets priorities and complete tasks within set timeframes.
  • High levels of attention to detail including data accuracy.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to modify messages to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed skills in communication, analysis and problem solving.
  • Contract management and/or program management experience.

Key Responsibilities may include but are not limited to assisting and supporting:

  • AT procurement activities.
  • Stakeholder engagement (internal & external) to develop policy and processes for quality and value for money participant AT sourcing options.
  • Liaising with different market elements and supply/provision enablers to make available workable AT market solutions (including facilitating workshops, focus groups etc.)
  • Supporting the continued development of the AT Market Strategy for a range of participant cohorts and AT submarkets.
  • Developing and coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of trials, staged implementation and ongoing market delivery approaches for participant AT.
  • Developing and managing project plans and schedules in accordance with the Agency's project management framework.
  • Providing 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.
  • Monitoring project budgets, review and report on expenditure and assist with procurement and contract management.
  • Identifying and assisting with the management of project risks, issues and benefits.
  • Contributing to project quality management to ensure that project deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs.

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
  • APS6 $58.50/ph + super
  • Temporary contract for 6 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