Program Manager

We are seeking a Program Manager to join the team at one of the federal departments.  Given department's work revolves around information and statistics and the presentation of statistics to promote better health and wellbeing, their projects have a significant dependency on data, ICT and commonwealth and state/territory data providers.  Your main responsibility will be to manage the program of works required for department to deliver for the National Disability Data Asset (NDDA) which is being established by new Australian National Data Integration Infrastructure (ANDII).  This will include working in collaboration with the department's project teams and other external stakeholders.  To succeed in this role, you will have a good grasp on delivering data-oriented projects with multiple stakeholders, be a great communicator and team player. You will ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in program management.

Program Manager Responsibilities:

  1. Plan the overall program and monitor progress through weekly reports against milestones and escalation of issues to the Program Executive.  
  2. Define the program controls, or the processes, procedures, reporting, etc., to manage the program.
  3. Daily management through the life cycle of the program, including co-ordination of activities across the department that relate to deliverables of the program.
  4. Monitor and report on the program budget.
  5. Monitor and report on the risks and issues that might arise over throughout the program life cycle and help to identify measures to correct them when they occur.
  6. Coordinate the projects and their interdependencies between the various streams in the program.
  7. Manage and use resources across the various projects in the program.

A dedicated Internal Steering Committee for delivery of the NDDA/ANDII (Program Executive) will ensure the program is aligned with the department’s strategic objectives, manage stakeholders across the program and ensure alignment of deliverables across the program.

Program manager skills:

  1. Have strong program management experience with the delivery of large and complex data projects- The 'large and complex data sets' point to 2 aspects; 1) Linkage. When the underlying data structures do not follow database design principles, then linkage is time-consuming and cumbersome. 2) Time series. In a dataset when new data elements are added when the data elements' meaning changes and/or when the structure of the dataset for that year differs from previous years, creating a time-series is time-consuming and cumbersome. 
  2. Have a broad knowledge of project and program management methodologies
  3. Understand the wider objectives of the program, such as business and strategic goals
  4. The ability to work with a wide range of individuals
  5. Strong leadership and managerial skills with appropriate experience
  6. Strong knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  7. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  8. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  9. Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations
  10. A track record of delivering successful projects

Additional skills (desirable):

  1. A demonstrated understanding of Prince2, PMBOK and Agile delivery
  2. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a project / program management certification
  3. An understanding of (or the ability to quickly acquire) domain knowledge relating to the business of the AIHW


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Deepika  Phogat does  Public Sector  IT and Digital

Public Sector IT and Digital

Deepika Phogat

Public Sector – IT and Digital

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