Project Officer

Location Canberra
Discipline Government
Job reference 175052
Salary Negotiable
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The Project Officer will coordinate and assist in a range of moderately complex to complex project support activities, program and project management, with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability.

The primary purpose of the position is to support project management activities and coordinate the delivery of actions and projects. The role will provide high-level engagement and relationship management to stakeholders both internal and external.

The role will:

  • Support the coordination of actions and projects outlined and other digital health-related initiatives.
  • Collaborate and engage with stakeholders at a high level, both internal and external to the Agency, building and maintaining strong relationships to ensure the smooth delivery of project milestones.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic plans, discussion papers and initiatives related to digital health and interoperability.
  • Assist with preparation of progress reports and updates as required.
  • Promote a collaborative and positive working environment that encourages creativity, teamwork, and knowledge sharing.
  • Assist with the management of Agency procurement, contracts, and finance requirements.

The key skills and experience required include:

  • Highly organised with sound knowledge of digital health and digital transformation projects.
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects and priorities, and the ability to pivot between different projects and activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting digital health projects, creating and managing integrated project schedules that align dependencies and deliverables, track progress, and minimise project risk.
  • High-level stakeholder engagement skills and be able to understand, negotiate and resolve complex, difficult, and/or sensitive issues
  • Assist with the management of Agency procurement, contracts, and finance requirements
  • Good written and oral communication skills, assist in the preparation of ministerial briefs, agendas, papers, and reports.


  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Officer with large organisations
  • Adept with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage with numerous stakeholders via several means, e.g. workshop facilitation
  • Knowledge of health or digital health projects
  • Project management qualification or relevant work experience desirable

Catalin Ivan
Senior Consultant

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