Job Details
  • Reference381229A_1633038332
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted24 days ago
  • ConsultantGillian Stewart

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 APS5/6 Policy/Program Officer on a contract for 9 months with potential extension 12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Policy / Program Officers would be required to undertake a range of activities, which may include:

  • implementing large scale programs working closely with IT
  • contributing to the identification of relevant policy issues within area of expertise
  • drafting of policy advice and guidance materials
  • implementation of processes, procedures and tools that support the delivery of high-quality policy advice
  • assisting with the identification of interested or affected stakeholders across all stages of the policy development process
  • assessing and interpreting a range of information and identify gaps in data or sources
  • evaluating and reviewing policy effectiveness using a range of techniques and tools, including monitoring and analysis of performance indicators
  • contributing to program development and implementation
  • preparing reports addressing risks, interdependencies and program outcomes to senior management, executives, and stakeholders
  • provide advice and technical expertise to guide program activities
  • administrative and secretariat work including coordinating meetings with stakeholders, researching and coordination tasks as required to support the team
  • liaising with internal stakeholders and reporting on program progress
  • drafting written material and briefings for the executive and Minister's office.

Skills & Experience:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities/experience and/or qualifications:

  • qualifications and/or extensive experience in policy, program management, contract management, business, law, or related fields
  • high levels of interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to ensure deliverables contribute to achieving a large-scale reform
  • strategic thinking and conceptual skills
  • planning and organisational skills
  • agility and resilience to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.

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