Job Details
  • Reference382961A_1636081256
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantTony Crymes

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 Regional Liaison Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific duties include:

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory roles and functions of the department and an understanding of how these relate to the regulatory support activities of the program.
  • Maintain an awareness of the longer-term strategic, political and operational priorities of the department and key stakeholders and understand and articulate potential impacts on the team and Program delivery.
  • Monitor changes in the global regulatory, health and aid environment that may impact on the objectives of the Program and assist in the development of responses if required.
  • Work with independence, subject to limited direction against established and evolving priorities and activities to deliver quality outcomes for the Program.
  • Develop and support complex relationships with overseas regional National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and technical assistance partners. Anticipate and respond to domestic and international stakeholder needs and expectations.
  • Assist in strategic planning and Program management. Implement workplans, including setting tasks and priorities, managing workflow and allocating resources.
  • Undertake special projects as required or directed by the First Secretary posted in Singapore and the Canberra-based Program Directors.

Key capabilities:

Key capabilities for the role include:

  • Understands the work environment and initiates and develops team goals, strategies and work plans. Identifies broader factors, trends and influences that may impact on the team's work objectives.
  • Values specialist expertise and capitalises on the knowledge and skills of others within the organisation. Contributes own expertise to achieve outcomes for the business unit.
  • Responds in a positive and flexible manner to change and uncertainty. Shares information with others and assists them to adapt.
  • Proactively offers assistance for a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Persists with, and focuses on achieving, objectives even in difficult circumstances. Remains positive and responds to pressure in a calm manner.
  • Confidently presents messages in a clear, concise and articulate manner. Focuses on key points and uses appropriate, unambiguous language.

Mandatory Requirements:

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • A scientific background (degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or pharmacy preferred) is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills including the ability to consult, liaise, negotiate and work well with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Good written communication skills, in particular the ability to write clearly and concisely about complex matters for different audiences.
  • Experience with or ability to quickly gain understanding of the regulation of therapeutic goods


In addition, we are looking for candidates with a demonstrable ability to:

  • work collaboratively, with a shared purpose to achieve high-level outcomes;
  • build and sustain positive relationships with team members and external stakeholders and
  • respond positively to change.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Tony Crymes on 02 6268 9716 or email for further discussion.