Project Officer (Digital Health)

Location Sydney CBD
Discipline Government
Job reference 175053
Salary AU$63609 - AU$106713 per annum + + Super
Consultant email

  1. overview

Digital Solutions Division - stewarding the national digital health ecosystem and products through analysis, data, architecture, standards, connections, service and user design.

  1. purpose of position

The Project Officer- Interoperability role will report to the Assistant Director, Interoperability in the Digital Solutions Division. 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 Project Officer is an important conduit within the section, providing direct support to the project team, and through consultation and stakeholder engagement coordinates and contributes to the timely and accurate achievement of Division outcomes.

The role will:

  • Support the coordination of actions and projects outlined in the Interoperability Plan's priority areas 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 to the Director Interoperability, and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Promote a collaborative and positive working environment that encourages creativity, teamwork, and knowledge sharing.
  • Assist with the management of 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 procurement, contracts, and finance requirements
    • Good written and oral communication skills, assist in the preparation of ministerial briefs, agendas, papers, and reports.
    Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a level designated by the Agency on request
    Ability to obtain and maintain national police check.
    Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility.
    1. duty
    Not applicable These capabilities are in line with the Australian Public Service Commission integrated leadership system which can be found on the Australian Public Service Commission website.
    • 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
    Working in the APS
    Australian Public Service (APS) Values guide us through our working lives, setting expectations for shared behaviour that keep our workplace harmonious and productive. The values are also a promise to the people of Australia that we can be trusted to act with integrity, in their service and in accordance with the Public Service Code of Conduct.

John McGivern
Senior Consultant

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