Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Hourly Rate Contract
Governance / Compliance
Program Management

POSTED 8th May, 2019   REF NO. BBBH9065

EL1 Procurement Manager

The Organisation:

Our client is an independent expertise-based statutory authority that sits within the Department responsible for the planning and integrated management of one of Australia’s largest natural resources. It provides more than one-third of the nation’s food and $22 billion in agriculture on average each year.

The Opportunity:

This is an opportunity for an initial 8-month contract at the EL1 level with a possible extension for the right candidate.

It is an opportunity to engage in national collaboration activities, leading a small team in providing complex procurement, grant and contract management advice to stakeholders.

The Role:

Reporting to and under the direction of the Director, you will:

  • Advise staff on complex procurement, grant and contract management activities
  • Advise staff undertaking national collaboration activities, including the preparation, negotiation and management of contract arrangements
  • Develop and implement process and system improvement initiatives for procurement and grant activities
  • Develop and implement procurement policies, procedures and documentation to be compliant with Commonwealth procurement policy and best practice standards
  • Implement an awareness and training package with a focus on improving contract management
  • Provide both formal and informal training to staff

The Person:

The ideal candidate will have experience in a Commonwealth government procurement and grants environment at the EL1 or high APS6 level. You will have a Certificate IV or above in Government Procurement and Contracting or an equivalent qualification.

It is mandatory that you have the following attributes:

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly and adapt key messages
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure and to tight timeframes
  • Excellent attention to detail in both written and oral formats

You will be a highly regarded candidate if you are also:

  • Proficient in providing complex advice under the CPRs
  • Proficient in the application of the PGPA Act
  • Experienced in using Finance One (Technology One)

You must be willing to undergo a police check.

The Salary/Rate:

$60 – $80 per hour + 9.5% Super

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Liz Strachan on 02 6108 4878, quoting Ref No. 9065

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