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Coordination, Governance and Executive Officers


Job Description

Office of National Intelligence
The Office of National Intelligence are seeking high performing and motivated individuals with the demonstrated ability to quickly gain an understanding of organisational relationships and the broad responsibilities of ONI and the National Intelligence Community, to fill roles across a range of branches and teams in ONI.

NIC Integration and Foreign Engagement Branch
The NIC Integration and Foreign Engagement Branch directly supports DGNI and the community on matters of NIC leadership, integration and foreign partnerships. The Branch coordinates foreign engagement strategy across the ten NIC agencies and works with international partners to negotiate strategic partnerships.

NIC Capability and Performance Branch
Operating in a dynamic environment the NIC Capability and Performance Branch provides Government with evidence-based advice on NIC priorities, performance and capability. The Branch also provides insights on the NIC's ability to realise the Government's current objectives, as well recommends strategies to mitigate future risks. It identifies and delivers capability investment options to enhance enterprise intelligence outcomes for Government.

Mission Management Branch
The Mission Management Branch works across government to develop intelligence missions that are aligned with Australia's foreign, defence, economic and security policy interests; articulate these missions to the NIC and Government; and develop strategies and frameworks to ensure the intelligence enterprise integrates efficiently and effectively to deliver on those missions.

Executive Branch
The Executive support team provides support to ONI's executive on a range of matters from governance and accountability to communications activities. The Branch coordinates the organisation's contribution to Cabinet and parliamentary committees, is responsible for ONI's corporate reporting and other key planning documents, managing ONI's internal governance framework, and ensuring the organisation is compliant with relevant legislation and internal policies.

Transnational Issues Branch
The Transnational Issues Branch (TNI) is a multi-disciplinary team of analysts responsible for leading ONI's assessments on non-state actors, their strategic impact on Australia and their interaction with states and the international system. Among the Branch's responsibilities are aspects of foreign interference and dynamics such as social cohesion. We prize integrated analysis and extensive collaboration with other government agencies and branches of ONI to best inform government decision-making.

The key duties of the position include
The Roles

The range of duties typical to the roles available includes:
- Designing, implementing and improving governance, mission and evaluation frameworks.
- Improving the business intelligence and other systems and mechanisms that support planning and evaluation.
- Coordinating performance reporting, briefs and responses to various Parliamentary, Ministerial, portfolio, committee, and senior officer requests.
- Liaising with a range of key stakeholders internally and externally, including portfolio departments, NIC agencies, other Government departments, and foreign intelligence services.
- Strengthening alignment between the intelligence requirements of policy and operational decision-makers and the investments and contributions of NIC agencies.
- Steering key governance bodies and managing secretariat support for various senior forums and committees.
- Organising, participating in and representing ONI at a variety of internal and external meetings and working groups.

What are we looking for?

These roles will demand extensive collaboration, negotiation, and issue-resolution across the NIC and policy and operational decision-makers. We are seeking candidates who possess: excellent communication, initiative, strategic thinking and stakeholder engagement skills; the ability to manage competing priorities through effective planning and organisation; and, a strong commitment to team work and strong collaborative skills.
Experience and knowledge advantageous to the roles include: foreign, national security, intelligence and/or central agency policy experience; demonstrated understanding of Cabinet processes, including an ability to write New Policy Proposals and Cabinet Submissions; a working understanding of, and networks across, the NIC or a particular intelligence mission.