Policy Officer

Policy Officer

Job Title: Policy Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-08-03 00:00:00
Reference: V-37724
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 04, 2020 13:48

Job Description

Seeking a enthusiastic Policy Officer, who can help develop policy for government to consider in relation to its COVID-19 digital response.

The Role:

You will be excited by the chance to gain experience with policy initiatives in a central agency working on high profile digital products with agencies across government. You will enjoy the pressure of tight deadlines, and creating the products – briefings, QTBs, Senate Estimates briefings, presentations, reporting, talking points, media responses etc. – that will help our Government and senior executive to manage the COVID-19 digital response. Our team is small and dynamic, creating a great environment to learn new skills. You may at times be asked to help with other important work of the team as priorities dictate. Key duties and capabilities You will assist to:

• Prepare robust and proactive advice to government on the COVID-19 digital response

• Support the Minister and our senior executive through briefing that considers government’s goals, stakeholder perspectives, risks and mitigations

• Contribute to policy thinking for the COVID-19 digital response

• Assist with other briefings and tasks, as necessary

Skills and Experience Required:
Essential criteria

  • Policy development and analysis skills – thinking through and researching strategic issues, stakeholder perspectives and potential, practical solutions - 20%
  • Communications skills – delivering high quality written briefings, written reports and advice under tight time pressures, using clear and influential language - 20%
  • Stakeholder engagement skills – understand our key stakeholders, their perspectives, their influence and how to embed this into our advice - 20%
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity and rapid change, including sometimes tight and urgent deadlines - 20%
  • Experience in preparing government policy advice - 20%

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in ICT or digital transformation would be an advantage

Location and Contract Term:

Canberra Based – 6 Month Contract with 1 x 6 Months possible extension.  

Security Requirements:

Must be an Australian Citizen. Baseline Security Clearance is required.

How to Apply:

Applications close 10 August 2020

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information

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