Job Details
  • Reference366251A_1606253086
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantSusan Nesbitt

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 APS6 Policy/Project Officer on a contract for 12 Months, with potential extensions of 24 months.

Background of the Branch:

Our client's branch is responsible for the regulation of non-prescription medicines including traditional and herbal medicines, vitamin and mineral supplements, sunscreens, and over-the-counter registered medicines that are supplied in Australia. The Branch's activities assure that these medicines meet appropriate standards of quality, safety and efficacy commensurate with their level of risk.

They undertake market authorisation and post-market compliance activities including:

  • Post-market compliance reviews of listed medicines
  • Assessment of new substances and new permitted indications for use in listed medicines
  • Pre-market evaluations of registered over-the-counter medicines, registered complementary medicines, and 'assessed listed' medicines
  • Maintaining the listed medicines application portal.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Project Manager in coordinating, managing, delivering and monitoring development and implementation of reforms for listed, registered complementary and registered over the counter medicines including internal and external stakeholder consultation
  • Draft policy, guidance and technical documents for consultation with stakeholders. Collate stakeholder feedback in the production of guidance documents
  • Assist in the preparation of draft reports, briefing papers, speeches, Ministerial correspondence and discussion papers for review by Executive level employees
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and participate in committees and forums as required.
  • Develop and manage project plans, including evaluation reporting
  • Resolve moderately complex enquiries from stakeholders and provide information and advice as a representative of the branch
  • Conduct research and analysis activities in support of new regulatory policy proposals
  • Assist in planning, developing, implementing and managing communication strategies and activities and prepare a range of high-level written correspondence to support the outcomes of reform related communication project(s)
  • Develop internal SOPs that align with the review recommendations and provide appropriate support for BAU activities
  • Develop, plan and manage training programs and work plans to support BAU implementation of MMDR recommendations

Mandatory Requirements:

  • High level communication skills and an ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders and Departmental staff;
  • Highly developed written and verbal skills, including proofing, editing and developing communication strategies and other products in a timely and accurate manner; and
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, respond positively and flexibly to change and produce quality outputs to tight deadlines.
  • Tertiary training in scientific discipline(s) relevant to medicines regulation.
  • Knowledge and experience in the regulation of therapeutic goods or related field would be highly regarded (Desirable)
  • Experience in a communications-related role would be highly regarded (Desirable)
  • Qualifications in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism or related discipline and/or demonstrated experience in a media or corporate communication role would be highly regarded

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Susan Nesbitt on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.