Job Details
  • Reference383194A_1636526059
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 a Project Support Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

The APS6 Senior Program Officer position is accountable under limited direction to perform complex work with internal and external partners to contribute to the delivery of a robust and fit for purpose Clinical Governance service across the Agency. They will exercise both initiative and judgment in the application of practices and procedures to provide technical, professional, and/or policy advice related to complex problems.

The APS6 Senior Program Officer will assist the Implementation Manager to deliver strategic outcomes, coordinate programs, project management, and support the secretariat in the operations of the committees and working groups. Excellent management and organizational capabilities are essential requirements for this role, along with the ability to communicate with influence and adapt to the audience.

Relevant duties:

  • Leadership and Accountability
    • Work with a range of internal and external stakeholders; applying an in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex project or program management involving the delivery of a robust and fit for purpose Clinical Governance service across the Agency; providing expert advice on Agency policy requirements, resolving complex problems and issues management.
    • Develop, manage, and report on project plans; monitor and evaluate inputs from projects for accuracy and relevance; identify, resolve, or escalate the more complex issues and risks as required.
    • Manage memorandums of understanding, service agreements and purchase orders; monitor expenditure and emerging issues that may impact on Agency priorities engaging with risk and undertaking risk management activities for area of responsibility, ensuring compliance with relevant Agency policies and delivery of outcomes.
  • Management Diversity and Span
    • Working across the section to assist in strategic planning, program and project management activities it supports.
    • Ensure decisions related to the Clinical Governance Framework are communicated and incorporated into the relevant operational action or work plans.
    • Develop reports on project, program and work area objectives, outcomes, and performance for presentation to the branch leadership, other executive, and committees.
  • Job Context and Environment
    • Apply an in-depth knowledge of the role and functions of the branch and an understanding of how these relate to the clinical governance service; providing a point of contact between the branch and related internal and external partners and stakeholder groups.
    • Monitor and coordinate contracts for service including developing contract documentation, managing procurement processes, and addressing contractor performance issues.
  • Independence and decision-making
    • Work under limited direction guided by relevant legislation, the Clinical Governance Framework, and project plans to ensure the effective implementation of operational requirements across key internal and external partners and stakeholders.
    • Understand, document, and analyse projects, external partner, and stakeholder priorities, identifying potential and emerging risks, establishing and testing options; make decisions that are based on professional judgement and in the context of a complex and changing environment.
    • Anticipate, manage, and negotiate resolutions to complex and sensitive issues. Issues may be made up of several components and may contain conflicting information which require analysis and assessment and may need escalation.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Develop and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Engaging and collaborating to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation.
    • Coordinate cross-agency and multiagency planning of project and program delivery.
    • Communicate and explain the views of the branch. Influence and negotiate to gain acceptance and cooperation across a range of stakeholders to identify and deliver mutually beneficial initiatives aligned to the Clinical Governance Framework.

Skills & Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written processes
  • Previous experience working in an APS5 to APS6 capacity (desirable)
  • Experienced in processing invoices using SAP (desirable)
  • Contract management using the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (desirable)

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a higher clearance if required by the Agency
  • Ability to obtain and maintain national police check.
  • Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.