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Electoral Interference Adviser - EL1


The Electoral Interference Coordination team sits within the Security, Governance and Assurance Section. The overall aim of the Electoral Interference Coordination team is to improve the AEC's capability to counter and respond to an instance of interference in federal electoral systems and processes. Client Details Our client is an independent statutory authority established by the Australian Federal Government.

Their role is to maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services, and targeted education and public awareness programs. Description The role assists in delivering the Secretariat and project role for the interdepartmental Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce (EIAT), in particular the significant planning and governance requirements. The EIAT aims to enable both the prevention of, and adequate responses to, electoral interference matters.

The collaboration of the EIAT is a central part of the AEC's response to threats to our democracy such as malicious cyber activity, physical security incidents, and foreign interference. The EIAT is made up of federal government agencies that provide advice and expertise within their remit, on a broad range of issues within the Australian electoral environment. The EIAT also provides advice and reporting to departmental heads, statutory appointees, and parliamentary committees as required.

You will be required to provide analysis on complex issues and contribute to the preparation and coordination of strategic planning and governance materials for the EIAT. This will include providing professional, accurate and timely advice and judgements to assist the Electoral Interference Coordinator in anticipating, addressing and evaluating risks in the context of a complex and changing environment. You will contribute to conducting critical research into trends that potentially impact the integrity of reputation or services.

You will also assist in formulating strategic doctrine and completing election preparation and delivery activities. Profile A successful candidate for this role would come from a Risk Management background with knowledge of Government and Policy and Cyber Security As well as the following skills and requirements. Must hold a current BASELINE security clearance.

Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and experience preparing reports, briefing papers and proposals. Ability to communicate with influence, negotiate outcomes and manage complex stakeholder relationships. Ability to build strong working relationships and trust with clients, stakeholders and senior management.

Knowledge of and ability to maintain awareness of the Australian and international security environment and understand implications in an electoral context. Proven analytical abilities, maintaining a logical and rational approach under pressure and in the face of competing priorities. Knowledge of risk.


Date14 September 2021

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type Full Time

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