Senior Program Officer

Posted 06 May 2022
Salary$80 - $100 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

About the Organisation
A Federal Government Council centrally located in Canberra looking to improve health outcomes for Australians through a variety of systems and strategies.
About the role
The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:
  • Support the Program Director and Program Manager with program management activities e.g. across end to end delivery to monitor, track and report the status of program/project deliverables to ensure time, cost and quality metrics are in line with approved program artefacts.
  • Provide secretariat functions e.g. organise meetings, prepare meeting agendas and papers and take detailed minutes of meetings. (Must enjoy this aspect of the work)
  • Prepare and maintain high quality program documentation, executive briefs, papers and presentations.
  • Take responsibility for collection and collating of the agreed Program & Project reports for various contexts and reporting intervals from the responsible parties, primarily Senior Project Managers.
  • Manage and monitor the program risks, actions, issues, dependencies, and decisions (RAIDD) register in partnership with the Program Manager and Senior Project Managers.
  • Maintenance of the overall Program Schedule and review of same with the Program Manager
  • Coordinate monthly financial tasks to monitor the program budget in partnership with the Program Manager and Senior Project Managers. Maintain effective working relationships and promote Agency values to achieve delivery.
Skills and Experience
Applicants MUST hold or be eligible to hold a baseline clearance
  • Work with independence, subject to limited direction against established priorities, practices, and methodologies to deliver quality outcomes.
  • Make decisions, with direction from more senior staff, on tasks/assignments with considerable complexity and sensitivity.
  • Represent the agency by promoting its interests at community and cross-agency levels.
  • Support stakeholders through change.
  • Liaise with other sections, external agencies and external stakeholders and facilitate cross-agency or multi-agency planning of Program delivery.
  • Develop and manage project plans, including evaluation reporting.
  • Coordinate risk assessment and risk management activities for a project or the Program.
  • Utilising strong written communication skills, prepare Program documents, briefs, papers and presentations as required.
  • Health experience is desirable
How to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Lexi Pappas 02 6162 7311

Applications close Wednesday 11th May at 5pm

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.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.