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Department of Home Affairs

Biometric Project Director for immediate start.

Important dates

Opportunity ID
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 18 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Wednesday 16 May 2018


Write a summary of your brief

The Biometrics Implementation Section (BIS) is seeking the services of an experienced Project Director to manage the technical delivery of the National Facial Biometric Management Capability (NFBMC) Program.

What is the latest start date?
Personnel requires Security Clearance and Employment Suitability Clearance prior to start date.
How long is the contract?

01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 with options to extend for a further 2 x 12 momths.

Where can the work take place?
Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Department of Home Affairs
How much can you spend per day?

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

The Project Director will lead a team to deliver the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability, including testers, developers, biometric specialists, business analysts and procurement and project personnel, working directly with all stakeholders, including states and territories.

What will the specialist do?

Managing the technical delivery of the National Facial Biometrics Management Capability (NFBMC) Program, Specified Personnel will undertake a range of tasks including, but not limited to:

• Planning, leading and guiding the program activities;

• Architectural guidance to the development of the NDLFRS and FR intergration;

• Leading and manage the technical development of the services provided by the NDLFRS and NFBMC;

• Managing and coordinating program resources and program inputs;

• Leading communications and reporting and managing stakeholder engagement;

• Leading and coordinating the program activities across the Branch to deliver the NFMBC capabilities and services.

Any additional relevant information?

Specified Personnel’s performance will be monitored during the contract term and assessed against their achievement of described deliverables in accordance with applicable technical standards and Departmental Policies.

Specified Personnel will be expected to:

a) Lead the development of a range of documentation that will be specific to the program and its business related outcomes;

b) Oversee the development of design document including:

I. architecture artefacts for NFBMC and NDLFRS;

II. requirements traceability and visibility matrix; and

III. design documentation as required;

c) Develop and maintain accurate documentation in relation to business and technical requirements.

d) Develop and maintain accurate program related documentation include plan, risk and issues management documents and any other reasonably required project or progam management documents in accordance with the Department’s EPMO requirements.

e) Delivery timings of documents to be agreed with the Assistant Secretary.

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Canberra, ACT

What are the working arrangements?

Full time on site in Canberra

Is security clearance required?

The Department requires specified personnel to have a minimum NV1 security clearance prior to commencement unless otherwise specified.

Note: The Contractor will be required to meet the cost of any security clearances.

The Department requires specified personnel to obtain and maintain an Employment Suitability Clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions


• That no supplier or nominated sub-contractors have been named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality ACT 2012;

• That suppliers and nominated sub-contractors agree to comply with the Department’s policy of not engaging illegal workers;

• That suppliers, or nominated sub-contractors, do not have any judicial decision against them (including any decisions under appeal) relating to unpaid employee entitlements; and

• If nominated sub-contractor/s is a through an Indigenous Enterprise (being an organisation that is 50 per cent or more Indigenous owned that is operating a business).

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • 15+ years' project and program leadership and delivery experience;
  • Strong delivery focus – evidence of having been personally responsible for delivering projects or programs on time and with quality;
  • 10+ years' of ICT project management experience in enterprise level software development and/or experience in systems architecture;
  • Substantial experience with stakeholder management across projects, including in a multi-jursidictional environment;
  • Substantial experience in managing and delivering biometric programs or projects, including in a relevant law enforcement or government context.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
Cultural fit
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
Area of expertise
Emerging technologies
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
  • Work history
  • References
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence

Cultural fit


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