Project Officer



Salary range

$79,204 - $83,596

Closing time and date

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 02:59
Contact person

Contact name

Daniel Mamic

Contact position

Assistant Director

Contact phone

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is an Australian Government statutory agency whose role is to work in a collaborative manner with all Australian governments and blood sector stakeholders to ensure Australia's blood supply is safe, secure, adequate and affordable.

Job Context

You will be part of the Commercial Blood Products team which is responsible for ensuring the supply of a range of commercially available blood products to the Australian community through centralised national contracting, at a cost of over $800 million annually. 

Your role as project officer will primarily be assisting with the management of the NBA’s contract with a key clinical stakeholder group and providing secretariat support for associated committees. In addition, you may be required to provide administrative support for the management of high value contracts for commercial blood products, procurement activities, invoice processing, and other duties as required. The work is dynamic and interesting, one day is rarely the same as the next. You will be undertaking meaningful work, often with immediate outcomes.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a rapidly evolving and forward‑thinking environment. Our ideal candidate will have strong administrative skills, excellent communication, good judgement, and have a strong capacity to support the NBA and manage competing tasks. You will be able to meet tight deadlines, be agile, proactive and responsive and be willing to learn.

Primary Job Duties

Although not exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities of this position may require you to:

  1. Provide administrative support for contracts, programs and projects in accordance with the objectives of the National Blood Agreement and government policies;
  2. Provide secretariat support for one or more governance committees (drafting agendas, organising meetings, note taking)
  3. Assist in undertaking and managing financial processes (seeking quotes, processing invoices, reconciling team finances);
  4. Propose and implement innovations within a culture of continuous improvement;
  5. Prepare and contribute to papers, minutes, presentations and correspondence;
  6. Gather and investigate information from diverse sources;
  7. Review reports, and prepare papers, reports, briefs, minutes, presentations and correspondence;
  8. Work in a collaborative manner to achieve team goals; and
  9. Contribute to NBA organisational strategy and culture.

Applicants are required to submit a NBA Cover Sheet, CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the job description. Submit these to

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