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Position with Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights – international human rights law – Principal Research Officer (Parliamentary Executive Level 1)

Job opportunity – Position with Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights – international human rights law – Principal Research Officer (Parliamentary Executive Level 1)

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (the committee) is currently inviting applications from qualified and interested candidates for one position as a Principal Research Officer to the committee. Further information about the committee and its mandate is available here on the Parliament House of Australia’s website.

Principal Research Officers are responsible for major research and writing tasks supporting the work of the committee as well as providing advice in relation to international human rights law and the human rights compatibility of legislation.

This includes scrutiny of legislation, analysis and research, as well as preparing complex reports and briefs for consideration by the committee. The occupant of this position also manages preparatory work for meetings of the committee, other committee business and, as needed, assists with inquiries including the organisation of local and interstate public hearings. He/she is responsible for the supervision of lower level employees and may be required to act as secretary to the committee on occasion.

The successful applicant will possess a  demonstrated ability to analyse legislation against international human rights principles and prepare advice for a parliamentary committee; proven ability to plan and undertake complex research and report drafting tasks that require conceptual, analytical and writing skills of a high order; demonstrated negotiation and liaison skills; sound management and organisational abilities, applied in a small team situation; and an understanding of Australia’s system of government and its parliamentary framework, in particular the role and operation of the Senate and its committee system.

The deadline for submission of applications for the position is 5:00pm on 7 May 2017.

The full position description and further information about how to apply can be found on the Department of the Senate recruitment website at http://recruitmentsenate.nga.net.au/.

Salary $106,886 – $119,727.

If you would like further information about the position please contact Zoe Hutchinson or Toni Dawes at the contact details below.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

PO Box 6100 |Parliament House |Canberra ACT 2600

P: 02 6277 3823  | F: 02 6277 5767 | E: human.rights@aph.gov.au