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Design, System, Process, Evaluation (Multiple Positions) - EL1 and EL2


Job Description:

Adviser Design Process System Evaluation

EL1 & EL2

Ongoing & Non-ongoing opportunities


  • Ongoing & Non-ongoing opportunities
  • Located in Canberra
  • Flexible working arrangements will be considered


About NIAA

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is committed to improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We work to influence policy across the entire Australian Government.

The work we do

These positions are Identified which signifies that the roles may have direct involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There are a number of vacancies. The roles can be fast paced, but also involve thinking long-term and across a range of contexts.

EL 1


  • Ensure in-depth knowledge of and compliance with legislative, financial and administrative frameworks, government decision-making processes and agency guidelines and regulations
  • Take responsibility for the achievements of own and team outcomes, monitor progress and follow through to deliver quality outcomes.
  • Recommend strategic directions for area of responsibility and consider wider agency implications when making decisions
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills including the ability to motivate, influence and build relationships and capability
  • Lead the review of existing content and engaging with stakeholders to develop new content in support of the Agency’s structure and service offer
  • Create content and manage web pages for the intranet with the ability to design and develop internal content specific to the Agency’s requirements.
  • Consider and effectively manage competing priorities and strategic directions when achieving team planning and project outcomes in line with Agency goals and objectives
  • Design and develop communications materials to support internal communications activities in support of the Agency
  • Develop material and key messages to support the Agency’s initiatives and the Government’s agenda
  • Implement change and manage ambiguity in the workplace
  • Provide a significant contribution to innovation and business improvement strategies.
  • Provide content and web management for the intranet, designing and developing internal content specific to the Agency’s requirements
  • Collaborate across the Agency, including offices around Australia to ensure advice to the Minister and NIAA Executive is well developed, cohesive, and appropriately informed by experience in place


EL 2

  • Provide a strategic level of specialist, professional and/or technical expertise, including strategic approach to the design and development of communications materials to support internal activities in support of the Agency
  • Provide strategic advice, problem solving and issues management for internal and external stakeholders in relation to complex and potentially controversial matters
  • Require extensive knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and agency guidelines and regulations
  • Anticipate and establish priorities, monitor progress and work to deliver required corporate outcomes, specific agency functions or a program within an area of responsibility
  • Contribute to the strategic planning of agency wide objectives. Set strategic direction, develop long-term plans and implement operational strategies aimed at achieving specific agency objectives within a discipline or area of responsibility
  • Provide leadership in implementing and promoting a climate of change and continuous improvement
  • Identify and lead innovative solutions and communicate the implications of decisions and actions on the agency’s business objectives and stakeholders
  • Identify, manage and evaluate risk in all decision making and delivery of outcomes


To be successful in this role you will be passionate about better understanding the key issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the field of work, or capacity to quickly develop expertise.
  • Good interpersonal skills and capacity to work with others outside immediate team to achieve outcomes.
  • Capacities to negotiate, motivate, influence, and build relationships.
  • Agility and ability to contribute to development of a broad range of projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct and bring your experience, strategic thinking and innovative ideas to improve policy, practice and workplace performance.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver quality work.



The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.

To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.   

How to apply:

These roles are open to all Australians. If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, submit an online application through the NIAA Careers Page by Sunday, 8 March at 11:30pm AEDT. For more information on Identified positions, please see the APSC website.


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Woden, ACT, Australia


Design, System, Process, Evaluation (Multiple Positions) - EL1 and EL2






Executive Level 1 ($107,494 - $122,513),Executive Level 2 ($125,115 - $148,907) per year