Federal Government Project Officer (Disability)

The Opportunity
As a Project Officer for the Insurance Support program, your role will be to plan, document and oversee all aspects of the project, including monitoring and managing progress reporting. You will work closely with the Project Manager and staff to ensure that the scope and direction of each project, and stream of work within the program, is on schedule and effectively managed.
Your Responsibilities will include
  • Supporting the Project Manager in scoping, development, implementation, monitoring and reporting the project
  • Leading the team in working within the Agency program management framework
  • Developing and maintaining project documentation, including the project management plan, project schedules and completing performance reports
  • Providing oversight of project activities to ensure that deliverables remain on schedule 
  • Building and managing collaborative relationships with National Office work groups, regions, and external stakeholders to support effective project management.
The Project Officer will engage with a variety of stakeholders in order to progress and achieve program outcomes.
The successful applicant will:
  • Have an inquisitive mind and a high attention to detail
  • Be flexible and responsive to stakeholder needs
  • Strong relationship management and engagement skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be responsible and accountable for their meeting objectives and progressing projects
  • Provide impartial and evidence based advice
  • Possess well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a confidential and sensitive manner
  • The ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Have a positive contemporary attitude to disability
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of disability, and its impact on individuals
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of MS Office and inhouse databases 
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders
  • An ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Value providing high levels of service
  • The ability to prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy
  • An ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse complex information and make decisions under pressure
**Entry Level security checks will be required for all successful candidates and dependent on the role, a working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may also need to be undertaken as per legislation.
How to Apply
Should you be interested in this role, please apply now without delay- applications close on March 11th 2019.
Sydney (Surry Hills)