Associate Director Investment Appraisal

Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Do you have advanced critical analysis and communication skills, and can you build and maintain strong effective relationships?
  • Do you have experience in managing and delivering economic analyses (appraisals) and looking to expand your skills in a central agency environment?
  • Ongoing role

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services.

We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.

Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 


About the Role

The Associate Director, Investment Appraisal leads and manages the delivery of economic analyses (appraisals) for the Department as well as significant projects and assists with the department’s priority setting processes. Lead a small team of economics specialists to deliver diverse, high quality, large scale project appraisals, and develop appraisal methodologies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing the operations of a team working on investment appraisal projects and identify and undertake applied economic research to support the investment appraisal work to ensure that the methodologies used are rigorous and credible.
  • Providing analysts and other Department staff with advice on suitable methodologies in respect of specific appraisals.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with organisations that share strategic interests.
  • Representing the Department at high level state and national policy forums where economic appraisal expertise is required to deal with complex issues.
  • Managing the performance of staff and the work of project teams, including external consultants, and identify staff capabilities required to enhance investment appraisal services.
  • Ensuring that investment appraisal undertaken by both internal and external stakeholders is of high quality, on time and within budget.

 
A bit about you

  • You have high level specialist knowledge of contemporary economic theory and experience in its application to investment appraisal approaches, methods and modelling, including their strengths and limitations.
  • You have relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce or related fields, with advanced units in microeconomics and/or appraisal methods highly regarded.



How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.



Target Questions:
 

  1. Provide an example of where you developed and applied an innovative methodology for the economic appraisal of a project. What was the methodology and how did you convince stakeholders of the rigour of your approach?
  2. Describe your management style and provide an example when working to competing deadlines with limited resources. In your example explain how you managed the situation and the final outcome.

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Aleksander Akopyan on 02 9228 3654 or email aleksander.akopyan@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 [11:59 PM]

Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965 - $144,521) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.


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Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Do you have advanced critical analysis and communication skills, and can you build and maintain strong effective relationships?
  • Do you have experience in managing and delivering economic analyses (appraisals) and looking to expand your skills in a central agency environment?
  • Ongoing role

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services.

We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.

Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 


About the Role

The Associate Director, Investment Appraisal leads and manages the delivery of economic analyses (appraisals) for the Department as well as significant projects and assists with the department’s priority setting processes. Lead a small team of economics specialists to deliver diverse, high quality, large scale project appraisals, and develop appraisal methodologies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing the operations of a team working on investment appraisal projects and identify and undertake applied economic research to support the investment appraisal work to ensure that the methodologies used are rigorous and credible.
  • Providing analysts and other Department staff with advice on suitable methodologies in respect of specific appraisals.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with organisations that share strategic interests.
  • Representing the Department at high level state and national policy forums where economic appraisal expertise is required to deal with complex issues.
  • Managing the performance of staff and the work of project teams, including external consultants, and identify staff capabilities required to enhance investment appraisal services.
  • Ensuring that investment appraisal undertaken by both internal and external stakeholders is of high quality, on time and within budget.

 
A bit about you

  • You have high level specialist knowledge of contemporary economic theory and experience in its application to investment appraisal approaches, methods and modelling, including their strengths and limitations.
  • You have relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce or related fields, with advanced units in microeconomics and/or appraisal methods highly regarded.



How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.



Target Questions:
 

  1. Provide an example of where you developed and applied an innovative methodology for the economic appraisal of a project. What was the methodology and how did you convince stakeholders of the rigour of your approach?
  2. Describe your management style and provide an example when working to competing deadlines with limited resources. In your example explain how you managed the situation and the final outcome.

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Aleksander Akopyan on 02 9228 3654 or email aleksander.akopyan@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 [11:59 PM]

Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965 - $144,521) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.


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