08 Aug 2019 8:27 AM | Elaine Woolstencroft (Administrator)
  • Part-time, Flexible Role
  • Canberra Based
  • 3 year contract

The National Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG) is seeking a part-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and manage the association. This is a flexible role and is currently 0.4FTE (2 days per week) based in Canberra.

NASOG’s purpose is to represent and advocate for its members’ interests with Government, bureaucrats and stakeholders. It is a membership-based association representing the interests of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists. Its core activities include policy and advocacy, practice support and education, advisory and assistance.

The CEO will work with the Council to develop and execute NASOG’s strategy and policy platform, and manage the organisation’s operations. The organisation is supported by a secretariat. The core functional areas of the organisation include membership, governance, finance, business development, marketing, policy and advocacy, media and communications.

The CEO is responsible and accountable to the NASOG Council, via the President.

The successful candidate will not only be required to lead and manage the association, but also work at an operational level. The position is also the Public Officer for the organisation.

The incumbent will be comfortable wearing many hats at the same time, be strategic and detailed and be efficient and organised. The use of technology plays a critical role given it operates remotely. Minimal travel is required for the role.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience at the executive level
  • Governance experience
  • Not-for-profit experience in a similar organisation/role
  • Experience working in or closely with the public sector
  • Health sector experience
  • A solid understanding of the operations of Government and policy development
  • Appropriate qualifications relevant to the role

Core competencies
To succeed in this role, candidates must demonstrate essential skills in:

  • Influencing and relationship management
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Advocacy
  • Financial literacy and management
  • Commercialisation, business development and marketing
  • Policy analysis, interpretation and development
  • Leadership and management


  • High level understanding, or background in, the health sector
  • Knowledge of government and the policy making process
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience in project or program management
  • Experience working remotely, including managing remote staff

Additional requirements
This is a contracted role, and the incumbent will be expected to operate under their own ABN as a consultant.

Submitting an application

Candidates should request a position description via Applications should consist of:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the, an indication of when you may be able to start the role, and your salary expectation
  • A current CV
  • Contact details for two referees

Applications will be treated with confidence, and should be submitted by email to Applications close COB Friday 23 August 2019. All inquiries should be directed to this email address. 

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