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The core purpose of Kiah Consulting is to support the better delivery of public services, through the public sector and in assisting the private and not for profit sectors to work better with the public sector. This is consulting with impact – assisting those with courage to deliver when being too safe is unsafe.

 

We have delivered major breakthroughs for our clients: saving hundreds of millions of dollars, innovating, resolving, challenging, and turning around programs that are in disarray. Our work is national, addressing our clients most difficult and urgent challenges. We bring private sector acumen, applied appropriately, to the public sector.

 

We build bridges, not battlefields. We seek to build capacity and capability within our clients by working with rather than to them. We deliver solutions from the inside out, leaving a sustainable legacy. We apply private sector acumen to the public sector, appropriately and in context.

 

Our work requires not just knowledge and experience, but the willingness to lead and participate in intense programs of work. We choose people who have passion, drive and dedication to an outcome. We look for leadership, management, empathy, common sense, drive and intellectual agility – at every level and from every member of the organisation – commensurate with the skills and experience of the individual.

 

We are seeking consultants who are comfortable working in ambiguous situations with poorly defined requirements and challenging stakeholders. They will be able to provide leadership through influence, are personable, engage well, and are prepared to work at any level to get the job done. Consultants are almost certainly to be involved in a team: but it might be a Kiah team, a client’s team or a hybrid.

 

To be a successful candidate you will:

  • be enthusiastic, to the point of being driven.
  • be inquisitive and curious, no stone is left unturned because it is a stone that needs turning. You are not an academic but believe in lifelong learning. You most likely have a degree, maybe two, a masters, maybe two. Probably not three or a PhD. Most likely you will have lived overseas or travelled extensively. It will have given you the insight that other perspectives are valid.
  • most likely have worked in the public and private sectors, but it’s not essential if you have the necessary understanding and insight into the two.
  • pursue excellence but understand the principle of diminishing gains.
  • challenge our thinking but not our principles and ideals.
  • seek a life of purpose and meaning in what you do, though you may not yet have fully understood what that means to you other than you know it is to serve something greater than yourself.
  • you will be able to develop and explain complex arguments rationally and defensibly.
  • be able to write concisely, clearly, logically – and quickly – Not just grammatically sound, but able to deliver a clear, structured, critical argument one day and a compelling marketing piece the next. You will be asked to show this.
  • be equally comfortable making formal and informal oral presentations, presenting confidently.
  • be quick of mind, intellectually agile in discussion.
  • be personable.

 

You will understand and be comfortable that our success comes because we are different, not the same. You will respect equally the contribution of the ordinary and the extraordinary, the intellectually agile and the purposeful practitioner, the educated and the knowledgeable accepting that they might not be the same.

 

You may not be a mathematician, engineer or scientist but you will be comfortable working with them. You will not be cowed by the technology but will seek to grasp the concepts if not the detail. Your strategic and agile mind will allow you to link the concepts into meaningful solutions, while having the personality that will encourage others to willingly assist you with the detail.

 

In addition to the general consulting attributes, a successful applicant will have claim to a specialisation:

  • project and program management
  • logistics and supply chain
  • communications
  • risk management
  • national security & defence
  • information technology
  • finance & audit
  • government & policy
  • workplace health and safety
  • commercial and contract management
  • data management
  • training development

 

This list is not exhaustive, and the right candidate with another specialisation will be considered.

 

It is a tough business. Standards are high, clients challenging, the work often difficult. It is also supportive, collaborative and growing.

 

If you think you have these attributes and an interest, then we will be interested in you.

 

Position Details

  • Ongoing positions exist, or are becoming available, primarily in Canberra.
  • The successful applicant may be required to undergo a security clearance.  They must be an Australian Citizen and have no impediments to achieving a clearance.  You should state this explicitly in your application.
  • You may be required to travel.
  • Permanent, part-time, casual or contracted employment arrangements are acceptable.  Flexible arrangements can be offered to suit an individual with young family commitments.

 

Our growth is structured by demand – the opportunity is now. If you have an interest – don’t delay – contact us now.

Email [email protected]

Phone: +61 2 6230 5347

Applications close 28th January, 2021 Apply Online

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