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48-2024 - EL1 Assistant Director (Centre for Population), Commonwealth State and Population Division

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The Centre for Population are seeking an experienced analyst to contribute to the Centre's demographic forecasts, and analysis, with a focus on migration.

About the Centre for Population

The Centre for Population provides advice and analysis on the size and distribution of Australia’s population. To better understand how the population is changing and the implications, the Australian Government established the Centre in 2019. The Centre’s objectives are to: engage and collaborate, enrich the evidence base, and inform policy.

To meet these objectives, the Centre produces data analysis, population forecasts and new research, which are regularly published on This includes the Centre’s flagship annual publication, the Population Statement, which provides analysis of recent population data and projections of Australia’s future population.

The successful candidate will bring experience and skills in demographic analysis and/or modelling, with strong written and verbal communication skills, sound judgement and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

The Assistant Director (Centre for Population) will have a range of responsibilities, including:

  • Undertaking modelling and data analysis, and the preparation of related forecasts and/or reports.
  • Developing and refining forecasting techniques and models, whilst adhering to strong quality assurance and peer review processes, and ensuring models and procedures are clearly set out and well documented.
  • Preparing briefing and presentations on population and migration related issues including Ministerial Submissions, Cabinet Submissions, published reports, notes and briefs for the executive and various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of work / project plans. Driving the team’s advancement in the use of best practice filing, storage and archiving systems, quality assurance protocols, and documentation.
  • Supervision and development of junior staff.
  • Contributing to the broader objectives of the Group and the Department.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience and/or related qualifications in demographic and migration modelling and an understanding of related policy and data sources.
  • Highly developed critical thinking skills to utilise multiple data sources and related information to distil key issues.
  • Excellent data analytical skills, modelling and/or forecasting experience, proficient in excel, and experience in a programming language preferably R or SAS.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work in a high-pressure environment, supporting a team with high workloads.
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, including ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities and delivering work to a high standard with good attention to detail.

Applications close at 11.30pm on Monday, 27 May 2024.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Kerrie Bremner on 02 6263 2314 or

Please refer to the attached Position Description for more information about the roles.

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