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27-2019 - Principal Adviser (Demography), Centre for Population

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Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Economics, Policy

About The Treasury

The Treasury is a respected and influential central economic agency. We provide authoritative advice and analysis to the Australian Government on a broad range of economic, fiscal, structural, financial and tax policy issues. We also monitor global economic conditions to make sure Australia is well placed to respond to emerging trends.

Treasury provides some of the best opportunities in the public service. Treasury presents a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity to contribute substantially to Government policy that affects all Australians. The Treasury’s staff are drawn from many professions representing diversity in experience and skills. We seek passionate staff who will work collaboratively to deliver the ideas and advice that will help Australia meet the challenges of the coming years.

Treasury offers attractive salaries and employer superannuation as well as a range of other benefits, including generous leave entitlements, salary packaging and a closedown period over the Christmas holiday.

The Treasury is a flexible, dynamic and diverse workplace with offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

About the Centre for Population

Treasury is establishing a Centre for Population to provide a central, consistent and expert perspective on population growth in Australia. The Centre will help all levels of government and the community better understand how states, cities and regions’ populations are changing and the challenges that change presents.

About the Role

Treasury is seeking to fill the role of Principal Adviser (Demography) for the Centre for Population.

The Principal Adviser (Demography) would help to establish and manage the Centre’s research program. In addition, the Principal Adviser (Demography) would integrate the work of the Centre with other parts of the Treasury and the wider public service, as well as develop and maintain external stakeholder relationships.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

•                developing and maintaining the Centre for Population’s demographic model or models as appropriate, to inform policy analysis and planning;

•                developing insights on population and migration that contribute to, and take account of, Treasury’s other economic and budget modelling;

•                delivering the population forecasts and projections used in Treasury’s economic and budget models; 

•                building demographic modelling and analytical capability in the Centre — identifying available approaches, matching them to policy needs and prioritising implementation appropriately;

•                informing the strategic direction for the Centre, and helping to identify priorities for the Centre’s analysis and publications; 

•                building and maintaining professional relationships with demographers and planners in sub‑national governments, in other Commonwealth agencies, in the private sector and in academia;

•                reviewing the availability of existing data and the fitness for purpose of existing modelling approaches, and working across governments to address any gaps or discrepancies as appropriate;

•                preparing and finalising advice and speeches for ministers and for senior officials; and

•                representing Treasury and the Centre for Population in public forums.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

Formal tertiary qualifications in demography, economics or statistics, ideally at the masters or PhD level.

Substantial experience in economic or social policy analysis and development, and/or a publication record related to demography.

First-hand professional experience in the development, implementation and use of demographic models and related data sets.

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