Principal Policy Analyst

Posted 02 February 2024
Salary$80 - $90 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineAnalystAdministration & Support

Job description

  • Government opportunity – hybrid flexibility – NSW all locations considered
  • Initial 6 months contract with possible extension
  • $80-90 per hour + Super
Our Government Client is responsible for promoting, protecting, developing, maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the people of NSW, while considering the needs of the state and the available finances and resources. 
The role

The Principal Policy Analyst sits within the Economics and Evaluation Unit (EEU) which undertakes analysis and provides economic expertise to support the delivery of NSW Health priority initiatives. This includes undertaking program evaluations and economic analysis to assess the impact and outcomes of initiatives.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Prepare documents including briefing papers, discussion papers, evaluation reports, economic appraisals, submissions, related correspondence, and responses as requested to support organisational objectives and outcomes in relation to economic analysis, measurement and evaluation.
  • Provide timely, high level advice and support to the Director Economics and Evaluations and the senior managers to support business processes.
  • Contribute to the development of multi-dimensional resourcing strategies for specific projects to support informed decision making and strategic development.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, representing and negotiating on behalf of the Strategic Reform Branch, in order to facilitate contributions to the evaluation process regarding the economic and resourcing implications of strategic reform proposals.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent professional experience, in areas including health service management and/or economics.
  • High-level analytical skills, and the ability to interpret complex information rapidly and accurately.
  • High-level written communication skills, and the ability to translate and convey complex information for a broader non-technical audience.
  • Proven ability to undertake projects utilizing project planning, prioritizing and time management skills within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work effectively with senior management and external stakeholders to deliver projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
To Apply:
To be eligible it is essential that applicants hold Permanent Residency and have the ability to obtain and maintain a national police check.

If you are interested in this role, please do APPLY NOW with your resume and cover letter in MS Word format or call Karen on 02 9200 3677 for more information

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.