Closing date: Wednesday 14th April 2021
The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is calling for proposals for a consultancy to support the development of an organisation-wide research and evaluation agenda. In line with our Strategic Plan (2020-22) we are looking to strengthen the linkages between evidence, practice and advocacy within the Society.
An agreed research agenda would identify key priorities relating to the delivery of social services and social policy where the Society would like to build a more formal evidence base. The agenda would help guide our decisions about the resources (including money, time and social capital) we invest in research and evaluation, and enable us to more proactively identify opportunities to progress this agenda, including through the development of partnerships.
City of Newcastle Council
Closing date: Sunday 11th April 2021
The City of Newcastle (CN) is requesting proposals from suitably qualified and experienced evaluation expert(s) to undertake a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Design Study for CN’s Local Social Strategy (currently in development). This work seeks to embed a MEL framework into the Local Social Strategy, its delivery programs, and operational plans, while simultaneously upskilling the relevant council staff on contemporary and innovative evaluative practice. Evaluation experts with experience in MEL is particularly sought, including developmental and more traditional evaluation types, as well as the ability to prepare and deliver a concurrent evaluative practice training and upskilling program to relevant council staff.
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021
Contact for further information: Questions regarding the tender opportunity should be directed to Sarah Ward, National Health Campaign Manager at or Rosemary White, Health Promotion Advisor, at .
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol.
FARE has been working since 2001 with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harms by supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for changes to alcohol policy.
In 2020, FARE received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to undertake the ‘FASD – National awareness campaign for pregnancy and breastfeeding women’ (the Campaign). The Campaign commenced in July 2020 and will run until June 2023.
The Campaign aims to:
- Increase Australians’ awareness of the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
- Increase the proportion of Australians who are aware that alcohol should not be consumed during pregnancy and it is safest not to drink alcohol when breastfeeding.
- Increase the proportion of Australian women who intend to not drink any alcohol during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
Overview of Homelessness NSW and the Homelessness Industry Partnership
Homelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Its purpose is to advocate and provide leadership on homelessness issues across NSW and to support effective service delivery to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Background to the Homelessness Industry and Workforce Development Strategy
Homelessness NSW is contracted by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to deliver the Homelessness Industry and Workforce Development Strategy, on the understanding that this is done under auspice and in partnership with DVNSW and Yfoundations.