Program Manager
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 02 May 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $123,227 - $138,723
Position No: 19536
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 April 2019
Contact Officer: Liza Marando on (02) 5124 9908 or (02) 5124 9908

About us
The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the ACT. ACT Health provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research.
ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future.
ACT Health has responsibility for:
  • Developing strategic policy and stewardship of the health system, including working with the Commonwealth on key health improvement initiatives
  • Managing demand for and supply of health services across the territory
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of the ACT population by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy
  • Preventing, and providing a timely response to, potential public health incidents
  • Leading the health workforce and clinical training strategy including building strong partnerships with key academic institutions and training providers
  • Commissioning and managing multi-million-dollar contracts for the provision of health services, including partnerships with community sector organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups
  • Managing a portfolio of infrastructure programs to ensure the ACT has world class, sustainable, fit for purpose clinical and patient care facilities
  • Monitoring and enforcement of public health regulations
  • Providing public health advice
Overview of the work area and position
The Community Sector Contracts and Grants Unit, is responsible for the development and management of all funding agreements with funded organisations providing ancillary services in the community. This includes Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), other government entities (funded to deliver services in the community) and private not-for-profit organisations such as Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service. These currently include but may not be limited to: Service Funding Agreements (SFAs); Deeds of Grant (DoGs); Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs); and any associated Deeds of Variation to those agreements.
The Program Manager roles sits within the Community Sector Contracts and Grants Unit, Health Systems Planning and Evaluation Division (HSPE), a dynamic team managing ACT Health Non-Government Organisation (NGO) contracts. The Program Manager will be accountable under broad direction to manage a skilled team to undertake complex to very complex program management activities. They will provide strategic program and policy oversight, utilising project management methodologies, and work within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures. They will have comprehensive knowledge and experience of human resource procurement and contracting and be responsible for implementing procurement activities that comply with legislative and policy frameworks.
The Program Manager will manage stakeholder engagement and identify relevant stakeholders’ expectations and apply procurement methodology to achieve appropriate outcomes. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.
  • Applicants with experience in Government program management and/or legislative interpretation are encouraged to apply.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

How to Apply
For information on how to apply please visit the Health Website here


This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects


No documents have been supplied for this position.