Senior Strategic Adviser, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG5)

Job posted: 17/11/2020
Applications close: 14/12/2020 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 6 month contract

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $99,872 - $120,838

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1492148/3

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1492148/3

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $99,872 - $120,838

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): working from home until further notice

Position Summary:

The Senior Strategic Advisor will work as part of the Performance Strategy and Continuous Improvement team within the COVID-19 Public Health Division to contribute to high-level process improvement and performance optimisation activities.

You will contribute to expert analysis, conceptualisation and evidence-based advice that respond to high-level and broad-reaching policy challenges and issues faced by the Case, Contact and Outbreak Management branch.



  • Actively contribute to projects and tasks involving process improvement and performance optimisation in conjunction with Case and Contact Directors.
  • Provide authoritative advice, reasoned contributions and innovative solutions to complex and sensitive issues based on comprehensive research.
  • Proactively drive, coordinate and offer contribution to the creation of policies, policy advisory and policy documentation for Case and Contact Directors as appropriate.
  • Develop policy initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Pro-actively build and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate the flow of information across the department and with key external stakeholders
  • Maintain strict program governance and project management discipline.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Must have previous operations experience, be able to learn fast and hit the ground running, be highly motivated and comfortable with owning and driving multiple, parallel priorities

Please note that Shortlisting will commence immediately, before the position closing date.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Senior Strategic Adviser, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 6 month contract

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Tatiana Ashby | tatiana.ashby@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Senior Strategic Adviser, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG5)