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QLD Connects: Project Team Role EOI


Expression of Interest: Queensland Connects Project and Business Analyst Support


We are looking for a suitably qualified individual to provide research, project, and business analysis support on a fixed-term basis, to a project team undertaking a preliminary study as part of an Advance Queensland Connects program.

This is a short, fixed term contract required between April and June 2024 with most hours required between April and May. The person is required for approximately 2 days a week for a fixed term of 30-34 days or equivalent hours.

Please note that this is a short-term contract and is not a project directly with any Government Agency or University associated with the delivery of the Queensland Connects Team.

There is a possibility of extension or further work depending on success of grant applications.

This is a predominantly work from home arrangement for a Queensland resident although proximity to team members in Brisbane or Townsville will be highly regarded.



We require approximately 34 days. The role pays between 400 and 470 per day. 

The successful person would work with the Project Team to identify exact roles, duties and expectations within that period but would include but is not limited to the following activities.

Research and Analysis

  • Utilise academic databases, government reports, and industry publications to gather information on existing solutions to connectivity issues in rural, regional, and remote Australia. 
  • Summarise key findings, including technologies, policies, and initiatives aimed at improving connectivity in these areas. 
  • Provide a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities related to connectivity in different geographical regions. 


Project Coordination and Support

  • Schedule and organise regular team meetings to discuss project progress, tasks, and timelines. 
  • Serve as a point of contact for stakeholders, including relevant Government Departments, and facilitate communication between the project team and external partners. 
  • Maintain updated contact lists, manage correspondence, and ensure timely responses to inquiries from stakeholders). 
  • Support in coordinating travel and workshops.


Reporting and documentation

  • Compile progress reports detailing achievements, challenges, and next steps for internal review and submission to funding agencies. 
  • Prepare presentations summarising research findings, survey results, workshop outcomes, and project milestones for dissemination to stakeholders and the broader community. 
  • Ensure adherence to reporting requirements outlined by funding agencies or project sponsors. 
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals by drafting sections, gathering supporting documents, and formatting according to funding agency guidelines. 
  • Coordinate input from team members and integrate their contributions into grant application(s).


Key Requirements

We recognise and celebrate that everyone is unique and seek the applicant best suited to the role. We will assess your experience, knowledge and acquired skills, as well as your potential for development and your personal qualities. To thrive in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:  

  • ABN or ability to obtain an ABN prior to the engagement.
  • Evidence of a police history check prior to appointment
  • High level conceptual and analytical skills by conducting research and critical evaluation to develop and implement innovative solutions within a complex ICT environment while ensuring compliance within legislative, policy and regulatory framework.
  • The ability to build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, communicate in a way that promotes trust, respect and integrity, and negotiate successful outcomes without compromising relationships.

 Project Background

The Advanced Queensland Queensland Connects program is a regional entrepreneurship acceleration program that supports regional leaders to develop a detailed understanding of the strengths of their region or sector.

The program brings together teams who nominate to work on a shared vision and collaborative initiatives for an identified regional/industry challenge (their ‘must win battle’) or to unlock key regional opportunities that will help connect and grow the region or sector. 

Cohort 4 teams are part of a dedicated round focused on Climate and Disaster Resilience and Preparedness. This Cohort is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement.

As a result of the Activities of this program, Team Connectivity was successful in obtaining amount of minor seed funding to undertake preliminary activities to develop a preliminary model and briefing for their identified must win battle.

For context, the Connectivity team identified that connectivity is the literal and figurative backbone of community confidence, capability, and capacity in communities. Further, that the ability to be able to participate and thrive in a digital economy supports sustainable resilient communities.

The team identified a must win battle is to solve the sustainable connectivity challenges in regional Queensland that are impacting community resilience, economic development and community by establishing a holistic and overarching framework and model that would connect in various support programs and initiatives.


Response to Expression of Interest

To express your interest, please submit a detailed CV evidence of your ABN (or willingness to obtain one) and a cover letter outlining your suitability against the above requirements and characteristics. Submissions should be directed to by 5th April 2024.


This role offers the chance to be at the forefront of shaping resilient and connected communities in Queensland. If you have the vision and skills to contribute to this pivotal project, we encourage you to apply.