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J8 Doctrine Coordination Manager

Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner

12 month contract

Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) is the Australian Defence Force's operational level headquarters responsible for the command and control of ADF operations.

Commander Joint Operations (CJOPS) is required to maintain a focus on Warfighting, including capability gap identification and attainment of Theatre Campaign objectives. Current and integrated Joint Doctrine is critical in support of these objectives. CJOPS is responsible to CDF, as a COSC member, to produce assigned publications in accordance with the five-year rolling Doctrine Management Plan (DMP).


Daily rate negotiable

Contract Extensions

2 x 12 month extension options

Security Requirements

Minimum NV2


Job Overview

Find out what you'll be doing

Service Benefits

Competitive salary packages

Job satisfaction

Work-life balance

Training & development

The Role

The role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the review and development of ADF Doctrine on behalf of J8 and CJOPS (including Defence wide publications received from the Lessons Doctrine      Directorate (LDD) for HQJOC endorsement

  • Coordinate publication reviews across JOC SMEs as part of the HQJOC endorsement process

  • Develop and implement an ADF Doctrine compliant process for development and depository for the promulgation of HQJOC doctrine at the Application level

  • Review the HQJOC identified legacy publications and manage the actions to either retain, retire or reallocate the doctrine

  • Develop HQJOC standard operating procedures for the management of HQJOC doctrine

  • Develop associated documentation to communicate and facilitate internal J8 and HQJOC decision making for doctrine

  • Develop and maintain professional and collegiate relationships with the LDD

  • Inform JDD staff of Joint Collective Training (JCT) activities which provide the opportunity to inform and validate current and emerging doctrine

  • Represent J8 Branch at Doctrine Community of Practice (CoP)

Your Background & Experience

The assessment criteria is as follows:

  • Prior experience in Defence essential

  • Experience gained in a Defence headquarters would be highly advantageous

  • Manage own time effectively, take ownership and responsibility for tasks allocated, and meet deadlines;

  • Ability to work independently, and also to effectively liaise      directly with the JOC Lesson Network and stakeholders

Anthony Mora

Dora Zhang

Lead Partner





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