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External Relations and Policy Advisor
  • Contribute to health policy and analysis
  • Monitor the policy & political landscape & synthesise this to inform organisational decision making
  • Full time, initial 12 month contract with potential to extend
  • Full time, initial 12 month contract with potential to extend

About the opportunity- Based in Sydney 

An exciting opportunity has come up for an influential communicator with experience working in a similar role to join the Corporate Affairs team. In this role you will be responsible for coordinating and supporting our  external policy processes, stakeholder environmental scanning and analysis, as well as supporting internal and external stakeholder engagement and management to drive improved collaboration and engagement.

About you

  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent policy analysis skills and a demonstrable knowledge of policy processes and levers, particularly within the health sector.
  • Influential communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Relationship management skills, including the ability to manage the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Development of key stakeholder and external relationship plans
  • Experience in maintaining stakeholder networks
  • Excellent project management, time management and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong solution-focused approach.
  • A degree in social science, health policy, public health, business, strategy, communications or other relevant field.
  • Knowledge of the health sector and, ideally, the current political environment.

About the benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program

About NPS MedicineWise

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise  helps people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.

Help make Australia more medicinewise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit:

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Contact: Bronwyn Walker on (02) 8217 8784 for more information.

No agencies please.

You must be eligible to work in Australia.

Job Ref: DA000097
Submitted: 14-07-2017

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