Chief eHealth Strategy Officer (CeSO) and Executive Director Strategy, Cybersecurity and Assurance Branch - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 07/02/2024
REF: DOHces0124
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Chief eHealth Strategy Officer (CeSO) and Executive Director Strategy, Cybersecurity and Assurance Branch

Fixed Term
Close Date: 07/02/2024
REF: DOHces0124
  • Newly created role – SES 2 level
  • Lead the development of the Victorian eHealth strategy and departmental ICT investment plans
  • Collaborate and influence across the sector


The Position 

The CeSO will provide leadership across the health sector to deliver effective ICT and cybersecurity plans and strategy, protecting digital and information assets and providing assurance for project delivery, data confidentiality, integrity, and system availability.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Dr Lance Emerson and working collaboratively with the eHealth Executive Team, the CeSO will ensure effective linkages across the Division and the Department, and develop strong relationships with health sector partners.

Success requires delivering on priority government initiatives including supporting interjurisdictional work and national strategic priorities and driving reform and system improvements that achieve immediate impact as well as long-term change. Leading a Branch of around 50 professional employees you will cultivate a culture of innovation, learning and continuous improvement.

Coming with breadth of experience, you will be highly driven demonstrating contemporary thought leadership and an ability to influence others to maximise the effectiveness of e- health solutions to improve outcomes for Victorians.

You will have gained senior management or executive experience in public health at state or national level ideally, along with experience of, or strong working knowledge in IT strategy / systems, cybersecurity, information management or data governance.

An appropriate tertiary qualification in health, economics, business management, technology management, strategy and innovation, political science, public administration, or public policy is expected. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field would be advantageous.

The Organisation

At the Victorian Department of Health, we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, where our workplaces are productive and safe, and where our communities are more connected.

The eHealth Division will play a key role in the digital future for the department and the sector and will oversee, lead and deliver core functions including enterprise technology; health system digital transformation; and health data, analytics and reporting.

The eHealth Division will accelerate reform, harnessing technology innovation and improving clinician decision-making for better health and population outcomes.

For more information, please refer to the attached Position Description or call David Baber or Deborah Komesaroff at Fisher Leadership +61 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.

To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DOHces0124, please submit your cover letter that includes your motivation, resume and a statement of your experience and suitability for the role generally capturing the key selection criteria.

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