Jobs/Program Manager


Program Manager



Agency / Department

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$150 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Program Manager will support DFAT’s adoption of a range of finance transformation projects


Working closely with DFAT’s finance and program management team to implement GovERP and e-invoicing, along with assistance on Purchase2Pay, Global Banking and other finance transformation projects.

Essential Criteria

Ability to demonstrate substantial knowledge in project management methodology and experience in managing projects in a SAP environment

Ability to organise and influence colleagues to achieve outstanding results

Ability to identify and gather initial requirements and determine resources required for the project

Demonstrated experience in scheduling and tracking the overall Project as part of a program

Demonstrated ability to understand business drivers and how they translate into technical requirements

Strong understanding of Agile development with demonstrated ability to organise and oversee sprints, scrums as well as regular meetings, and to manage and prioritise the Backlog

Demonstrated experience in supporting delivery teams to perform and drive root cause analysis

Demonstrated experience in managing the inter-dependencies between Project and BAU work streams, including communication of project goals to the business and ensure business readiness.

Demonstrated experience to proactively anticipate project deviations and facilitate taking immediate corrective action, including review and endorse proposed Project variations

Ability to ensure participation in Program Meetings as directed by the Director, FHS.

Desired Criteria

Strong understanding of SAP development environments, technologies and processes, e.g. SAP Activate.

Understanding of, and experience with, migration concepts and tools

Public Sector experience

Experience working within a diverse and inclusive environment

Minimum NV1 (NV2 preferred) security clearance is required.

Security Clearance

Must have current negative vetting level 1 clearance


Two x 12 month extension options

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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