Reporting to the to Manager, Funding Strategy and Intergovernmental Policy you will contribute to the high level strategic analysis of national health policy and reform issues, including development of Queensland positions, in partnership with organisational stakeholders, to support negotiation of intergovernmental agreements including National Partnership Agreements. You will also provide support to the unit on its role interacting with committees and working groups, including preparing briefings and briefing packs for the Health Chief Executives Forum (HCEF) and the Health Ministers Meeting Forum (HMM).
Furthermore you will analyse complex inter-governmental policy issues and provisioning advice, for example in relation to national health reform proposals or the impact of the Commonwealth Government budget.
The successful person
To be successful in this role you will have a comphrensive understanding and a breadth of knowledge in policy analysis and general critical thinking. You will also have prior experiecne with public sector policy and budget cycles such as the development of Cabinet or CBRC submissions. You will have knowledge of the Queensland Australian health system or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
In addition to this, you will have the proven ability to communicate with influence, interpersonal, negotiation and stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to cultivate productive working relationships and networks.
The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.
Strategy, Policy and Reform Division (SPRD) is in the Department of Health and is responsible for driving the strategic agenda for public health in Queensland. SPRD works closely with other Queensland government agencies and cross-jurisdictional colleagues, including at the Commonwealth level.
Key strategic functions are brought together under SPRD that develop policies and legislation to guide and protect the health of the community, design communications activities, campaigns and strategies to engage and empower Queenslanders to improve their health, lead and manage Queensland Health's system sustainability reform, including through funding strategy and lead special projects of critical importance.
A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment
Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
Flexible working arrangements
Diverse work culture
Career training and development
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.