About your company : Our client is a Federal Government agency tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia. They have a current vacancy for an experienced EL1- Assistant Director – Contract Management to join their team on a 12 month contract.About your role : To be successful in this position you need to be able to apply your knowledge and experience in government contract management. You will be responsible for the leadership and management of contracts related to the health record management system.To do this, you will need to work closely with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the activities of each contract.Your duties will include : Lead and Manage a section of Contract Officers, including annual performance reviews, performance management, and provision of learning and development opportunities;Participate and support the Director for the development of Sourcing Strategies and operational planning, as requested;Coordination, communicating and reporting of contract performance and issues;Provide strategic advice, support and guidance on contract management issues (including maintenance of contract issues log, and the subsequent resolution of issues);Development and maintenance of contract management documentation, processes and procedures (e.g. Contract Management Plan, Variations, Extensions, Negotiation Plan, Work Instructions, process mapping etc.);Management of, or supervision of the Contract Manager to deliver Contract Management Plans relating to My Health contracts;Management of, or supervision of the Contract Manager to undertake supplier performance meetings, supplier performance reporting and effective management of suppliers, including review and execution of contract extensions, variations and amendments;Management of, or supervision of the Contract Manager to manage the allocated budget against contract funds including assessment of monthly financial forecast against estimates;Record and report savings, efficiencies, benefits and other significant events resulting from contract management activities;Drafting written advice including Ministerials, briefs, minutes, reports and correspondence on contract issues ranging in complexity and sensitivity, as required;Undertake contract risk assessments, and implement and manage effective controls;Undertake contract management related continuous improvement initiatives;Conduct proactive stakeholder engagement with other Divisions;Working jointly and cooperatively with peers, stakeholders and other staff to achieve Agency objectives;Provide induction training for team members;Adhering to the Agency Values and Code of Conduct; Other duties as directed by the Director.Follow all Agency policies, procedures and instructions and take reasonable care for your own health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.Qualification and requirements :Demonstrated experience with procurement processes within a government environment (essential)Cert (IV) in Government Procurement or similar (desirable)Demonstrated interpersonal skills in building and sustaining relationships, including working closely with others as part of a team (essential) Ability to work independently and take initiative (essential) Ability to lead and manage staff (essential) High level organisational skills and document management skills (essential) Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential) Ability to identify and mitigate risks (essential) Requirement to obtain and maintain relevant national policy check, and security clearance in which Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility (essential) Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the MS Office Suite (including Microsoft EPM), MS SharePoint, MS Project, JIRA, Confluence and related applicationsAbility to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneouslyWillingness to lead and adapt to changing environments where competing and changing priorities existAbility to identify, analyse and explain a problem as well as offer a workable solutionEstablishes clear plans and timeframes, with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and to achieve outcomesWhat you will get in return: Employment Opportunity to work in EL1 Level - 12 months Contract$67.40 – $76.87 per hour, excluding super depends on level of experienceCanberra Location Next Step : To apply for this role you must be Australian Citizen. If you consider yourself fit for this position, I look forward to hearing from you. Please click “Apply” to submit your current resume in 3 pages in Microsoft Word format including detail of two 2 referees ( .doc or .docx ) or if you would like to know more about this role, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0261323832At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.