Programme Manager IP Australia RFQ number C2015/10965 Item number Description Details 1. Proposed Work Order Start Date 30 April 2015 2. Proposed Contract Period 1 July 2015 until 30 June 2016. 3. Contract Option Period An option to extend for any period(s) up to 30 June 2018. 4. Number of Specified Personnel required One (1) 5. Reduced activity period Recognised Public Holidays in the Australian Capital Territory and IP Australia Christmas Shutdown Period. 6. Working Hours 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week Monday – Friday unless otherwise directed by the Department. 7. Services/work required IP Australia is a self funded government agency, with a staff of approximately 1000, which administers Australia's IP rights system, for patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. IP Australia is undertaking a long term strategic change initiative that aims to harmonise processes and their supporting IT systems across the organisations four product lines. A core enabling activity includes the procurement of a commercial off the shelf case management system which will replace the majority of the organisation’s “backend” systems which support the four business lines. IP Australia requires a highly experienced Program Manager to lead and manage this existing strategic program. The Program Manager we are seeking will Be responsible for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering a strategic initiative. Ensure the end results are of the highest calibre with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. Direct a large-scale program, and complex projects involving multiple internal and external dependencies. Be responsible for the overall Program including business, operational, and IT deliverables. 8. Selection criteria Please note the importance of responding to this Selection Criteria. Criteria do not need to be addressed separately, if clearly demonstrated in CV. Required qualifications and experience to be addressed in writing (Note: not listed in order of importance) Applicants are required to submit a two – three page application outlining their skills and experience in relation to the information in attachment A together with a detailed CV. A key area of focus should be on proven capability. In writing their CV applicants should detail, clearly and succinctly and in plain language: Leadership skills Demonstrated and applied experience of at least 10 years in: • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholder • Mobilising and motivating teams, setting direction and approach, resolving conflict, and delivering tough messages with grace • Solid influencing skills • Sound business and technical acumen • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills • Focused and versatile – comfortable under pressure • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally • Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives. Technical skills Demonstrated and applied experience of at least 10 years in: • Establishing and delivering complex projects • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills • Exemplary core program management skills including the management of multiple projects including the management of complex internal and external dependencies • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of program/ project and SDLC methodologies and tools. 9. Other requirements The Specified Personnel will perform Programme Manager duties at IP Australia’s premises located at 47 Bowes Street, Phillip ACT 2606. Appropriately manage records to satisfy IP Australia policy in regards to record keeping and information management. Access to IP Australia is governed by a current ENTRY ONLY/RESTRICTED police check granted in accordance with IP Australia and Australian Government policy. Australian Government security clearances issued by other Government departments/agencies may be recognised on submission of details to IP Australia for verification. Security clearances are normally limited to Australian Citizens only. In exceptional circumstances the Agency Head may consider waiving the nationality requirement of Australian Government policy. If the successful candidate does not hold the level of Security Clearance that the advertised position requires, the cost of gaining the required Security Clearance will be borne by the Commonwealth. This role is a Designated Security Assessment Position - Baseline Please indicate which applies to your candidate: Availability:……………………………… Place of Birth:……………………………… (if Australia, no need to continue) ******************** Australian Citizen YES NO Date granted Australian Citizenship dd month yyyy ******************** Non-Australian Citizen YES NO Citizenship/Residency Status: ……………………………….