Evaluation Job Vacancies

Evaluation Officer, Black Dog Institute (deadline: 29 September 2023)

Evaluation Officer, Black Dog Institute (deadline: 29 September 2023)

Position Details

Salary Range $75,000 - $85,000 + Superannuation + Salary Packaging ($15,900.00 + Meal & Entertainment expenses)
1 FTE contract until June 2025, hybrid work, 9-day fortnight benefit
Make an impact with our mental health programs and services by developing evaluation frameworks, analysing data, and much more.

About the Institute:
Located on Gadigal and Bidjigal land (Randwick NSW), Black Dog Institute is the only Medical Research Institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the full lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of mental health research and have maintained a reputation as the face of mental health research and treatment in Australia.
Through our unique ‘translational’ research approach, we turn our world-class research into treatments, prevention strategies, clinical services, educational programs, and e-health products. These allow us to continue our work in leading Australia’s population health response, and champion the ongoing conversation of mental health in our society.
Our work is used to distributed through the public and is used to drive evidence informed change across the mental health sector, setting the foundation for a brighter and healthier future for all.

Hybrid work, 1-2 days per week in office (choose your days, consistent team collaboration days where possible)
35 hour work week, flexible hours agreements & 9-day fortnights
Salary Packaging: $15,900.00 of your base salary tax free & up to $2650.00 meal & entertainment
Family first, people first culture, we put our research into action at work to make sure we maintain mental health and wellbeing at work
Pet friendly workplace

The Role:
The Black Dog Institute seeks an Evaluation Officer to support monitoring and evaluation across a range of programs, services and products.
Under direct supervision of the Evaluation Manager, the Evaluation Officer works with key members of the implementation, project management, and research teams. They will contribute to the development of evaluation frameworks, regularly collect and analyse data, produce reports for internal and external audiences, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to deliver evaluation activities.
This may include coordinating stakeholders, conducting literature searches, data collection, preparing and editing evaluation reports, data entry, coding, analysis, and general evaluation support.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Program Evaluation -
Implement and manage quantitative data collection frameworks across multiple evaluations, including monitoring of response rates and liaising with clients
Undertake quantitative and qualitative analyses and interpretation using multiple tools and methodologies
Liaise with the project team and participants to recruit participants to qualitative interviews and case studies
Undertake analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, including conducting statistical tests and qualitative coding
Support data collection by supporting the design and conducting surveys, key informant interviews, and focus groups, and requesting data from program stakeholders
Support the development of evaluation plans, monitoring frameworks and processes
Review background documents, literature, and relevant evidence
Support dissemination of findings by preparing data for presentations and reports
General administrative tasks associated with the evaluation plan

Team support 
Attending team meetings and supporting the broader implementations practice team
General administrative tasks associated with the evaluation team
Other evaluation administrative tasks as required

Skills & Experience Required:
Essential Criteria 

  • Tertiary qualifications and relevant research or evaluation experience in a public health or social science discipline (e.g. psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology, evaluation)
  • Demonstrated 2 – 3 years’ experience in program evaluation design and implementation
  • Demonstrated 2 - 3 years’ experience in quantitative data collection and analysis including survey design and collection using Qualtrics or similar program
  • Demonstrated 2 – 3 years’ experience in qualitative data collection, interview protocol development, conducting interviews and/or focus groups and analysing qualitative data
  • Strong computing skills with Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word, and proficient skills and experience with database management and data analysis using SPSS or similar packages
  • Excellent written communication skills with a demonstrated experience developing evaluation reports for a variety of audiences
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to work both independently with limited supervision and part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and levels of seniority
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with or knowledge of participatory research, co-design principles, or other stakeholder-centred approaches to evaluation
  • Experience using SocialSuite Impact Management
  • Experience with qualitative analysis software (i.e. NVIVO)

EOO Statement:
Black Dog Institute is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects our wider community. We ensure equal opportunity for all, regardless of age, culture, appearance, sexual orientation, lived experience, gender identity, disability and/or family status.

Details of how to apply:

To become a part of the Black Dog Institute team, follow the link https://blackdog.elmotalent.com.au/careers/external/job/view/325 to apply and submit your most up to date resume. If you are shortlisted for the role, we will call you and let you know you are successful. Please do not respond to any suspicious emails requesting you to upload your ID or personal details.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant.

Deadline: 29 September 2023


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