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Senior Research Officer - Foyer Foundation
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Deadline: Monday 1st April 2019

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is uniquely positioned. We work closely with the Brotherhood’s service development and delivery on the ground, and connect this work with broader social policy advocacy. As one of the largest research centres outside of academia, we seed new approaches to social policy, programs and practice that help shape a better future for individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty, inequality and social exclusion.

The Foyer Foundation and BSL share common goals and have entered into a partnership with one another to leverage the relevant expertise of both organisations and enhance the complementary roles each organisation plays in the Australian Youth Foyer movement.

Foyers are integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people, typically aged 16 – 24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Foyers provide a point in time service that enables young people to develop and achieve educational and employment pathways.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The Youth Research Team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre is seeking a Senior Research Officer to build on our research and policy work on Youth Foyers to support the development of an impact measurement, monitoring and evaluation framework across Youth Foyers nationally. In partnership with the Foyer Foundation, the role will collaborate with foyers in a diversity of contexts to devise a framework to support ongoing adaptive learning and development.

In partnership with the Foyer Foundation, the Senior Research Officer will build on BSL’s research and policy work on Youth Foyers to support the development of an impact measurement, monitoring and evaluation framework across Youth Foyers nationally.

This role will require travel to youth foyer sites across Australia.

Senior Research Officer - Developing Independence
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Deadline: Monday 1st April 2019

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is uniquely positioned. We work closely with the Brotherhood’s service development and delivery on the ground, and connect this work with broader social policy advocacy. As one of the largest research centres outside of academia, we seed new approaches to social policy, programs and practice that help shape a better future for individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty, inequality and social exclusion.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The Youth Research Team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre is seeking a Senior Research Officer to conduct the developmental evaluations of pilots testing a new approach to supporting service-connected young people in their transitions from care. This approach aims to shift the focus of services away from managing individualised deficits towards expanding young people’s capabilities, based on their goals and aspirations.

The Senior Research Officer will undertake the ongoing research and evaluation of the Certificate I in Developing Independence (DI) pilots and the related Brighter Futures pilot project. The Certificate I in Developing Independence is a formally accredited, foundation level course with the goal of assisting service-connected young people without appropriate family, personal and community networks to (re)engage in education and training.

Chief Evaluator
Department of Social Services
Deadline: Monday 8th April 2019

The Chief Evaluator will be required to provide technical expertise in the design and delivery of evaluations, and will develop a framework to better measure the impact of policy interventions. The Chief Evaluator will also manage, quality assure and continuously improve core Department of Social Services evaluation business processes.

To apply please click here.

Further information


 

Impact and Strategy Manager
Indigenous Community Volunteers
Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 27th March 2019

  • Canberra Location
  • Ongoing Full time position

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and its growth and sustainability?

Are you passionate about closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage?

If your answers are yes, then ICV has the opportunity for you!

ICV facilitates community development and research activities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. We support communities to harness opportunities available to them to overcome social and economic disadvantage through community development and capacity building projects. Reconciliation that occurs through our volunteering and social enterprise initiatives is also an important outcome of our work.

A rare and exciting leadership opportunity has become available to build a culture of learning, innovation and growth and promote the evidence base of ICV, drawing on ICV’s bespoke monitoring and evaluation system.

Health Promotion Coordinator - Evaluation
Women's Health West
Deadline: 9am, Monday 18th March 2019. Interviews will be held on 27 March 2019

The Health Promotion Coordinator – Evaluation is responsible for contributing to the evaluation of Preventing Violence Together (PVT) and Action for Equity. These innovative regional partnerships aim to prevent violence against women and redress sexual and reproductive health inequities in the west.

With support from her team leader, the successful candidate will lead the implementation of the PVT Shared Measurement and Evaluation Framework and support the development of an evaluation framework for the Action for Equity partnership.
This is a 12 month, fixed-term, full time position. The role is paid at Women’s Health West’s Enterprise Agreement Level 5. Pay point depends on experience (ranging from $74,000 to $79,000 pro rata) + 9.5% superannuation and generous salary packaging options.

All applicants must meet the selection criteria in a brief cover letter (PD link provided below). Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria in their application will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Position description: https://whwest.org.au/about-us/work/  

Applications must be either sent to: Recruitment, Women’s Health West, 317-319 Barkly St Footscray 3011, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information, please contact the Manager, Gender Equity.

Position Description


 

Evaluation Consultant
ActionAid Australia
Deadline: Monday 11th March 2019

ActionAid Australia is looking for an experienced evaluation consultant for the end-of-project evaluation for the ActionAid, DFAT funded, Gender Action Platform Project – Gender Responsive Alternatives to Climate Change (GRACC). GRACC is a collaboration between ActionAid, Huairou Commission and Monash University to respond to the global gendered impacts of climate change. The project is being funded through the DFAT Gender Action Platform and by ActionAid Australia. It is a two-year project (July 2017 – June 2019) which is being implemented in three priority countries – Cambodia, Kenya and Vanuatu – and at the global level.

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Practice or Programme Manager – Evaluation and Research
Allen + Clarke
Deadline: Monday 25th March 2019

Allen + Clarke is looking for an experienced practice or programme manager to join our Evaluation + Research Practice. This is a senior/leadership role, working closely with the Practice Lead to set the direction of the practice, build capability, manage people and workflow, and to secure future work.

Senior consulting role – Evaluation and Research
Allen + Clarke
Deadline: Monday 25th March 2019

Allen + Clarke is looking for experienced evaluators and researchers to join our team. We need people with extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation and research methods and approaches.

MEL Director
Abt Associates / Investing in Women
Deadline: Monday 18th March 2019

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We work with our clients to implement bold, innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors, contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Abt Associates is an organisation that has a personal commitment to its staff and as such we value the long-term relationships that we build with the people who work for us.

Investing in Women
Investing in Women (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs and influence the enabling environment to promote Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). It commenced in April 2016 with operations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar and is due to run through to June 2023. It is managed out of the Gender Equality Branch (GEB) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra. The Program is supporting the following outcomes:

  • More businesses achieve improved gender equality in their workplaces;
  • Intentional impact investments in women’s small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) increase; and
  • Positive shifts in gender norms related to workplace gender equality

For more information, see www.investinginwowen.asia 

Evaluation Advisor
Our Watch
Deadline: 9:00am Tuesday 12th March 2019

Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children.

Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships. We are based in Melbourne.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents, available on our website: www.ourwatch.org.au 

Abt Associates
Deadline: Monday 11th March 2019

Health Security Initiative: Performance Advisory Panel: Short-Term Monitoring, Evaluation and Capacity Development Specialists

  • Strategic Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Roles
  • Major Australian Health Security Initiative
  • Periodic inputs over 2 years, with possible extension

The Indo Pacific Centre for Health Security, established in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is seeking to establish a Performance Advisory Panel to support the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (CHS) to develop and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF) for the Health Security Initiative (HSI).

The Australian Government launched the Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific (the HSI) in October 2017. The Initiative is funded at $300 million over five years (2018-2022) and aims to inform evidence-based planning, help prevent avoidable epidemics, strengthen early detection capacity and support rapid effective national and international outbreak responses.

Since the launch of the HSI, the CHS has developed investments to the value of more than $150 million over five years. The balance of the funds available will be used to fund priorities identified through two high-level scoping missions in the region conducted during the first half of 2018, and through a series of thematic consultations with Australian public health experts.

The Performance Advisory Panel will comprise up to three members with expertise in monitoring, evaluation, learning and capacity development. Specific services required from individual members will be determined on a task-by-task basis set out in an Annual Plan. Indicatively we anticipate up to the following number of days:

  • Senior M&E Specialist/Team Coordinator: Year 1 – 75.5 days; Year 2 – 65.5 days
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: Year 1 – 45 days; Year 2 – 45 days
  • Capacity Development Specialist: Year 1 – 45 days; Year 2 – 45 days

Contracts will be for two years with the possibility of a further one-year extension based on performance, operational requirements and availability. There is no guarantee of a minimum amount of work.

These positions will be contracted through the Specialist Health Service. The successful advisers will work directly to the Indo Pacific Centre for Health Security. The positions will require some short-term travel to Canberra and overseas sites.

Full details of responsibilities are provided in the position description attached. Please apply via the Abt Associates website with a current CV and responses to the key selection criteria included in the position description.

Applications close 11 March 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Enquiries regarding this role should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in your email.

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Evaluation and Strategy Analyst
Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Deadline: Wednesday 20th March 2019

Working within the dynamic Community Preparedness team, the successful applicant will coordinate the evaluation of DFES state-wide preparedness programs and initiatives and report on their contribution to strategic outcomes. The community preparedness programs are designed to support communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

The position will work closely with program coordinators and the manager community preparedness to maintain the currency of our community preparedness programs and support their continuous improvement. It will also work closely with a diverse group of stakeholders including state and local government, community organisations and volunteers to ensure our programs continue to meet their needs.

To apply: https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=233080


 

Policy Analyst (Disability & Inclusive Education)
Deloitte Access Economics
Deadline: Monday 1st April 2019

About the team

Deloitte Access Economics is Australia’s premier economic consultancy. We offer a suite of economic and policy advisory services to clients across government and the private and not-for-profit sectors, and pride ourselves on providing the highest calibre analysis and advice. The Education Advisory team is a large and dedicated practice within Deloitte Access Economics, comprising more than 20 full-time team members across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

We are a specialist advisory practice offering an array services including policy design, monitoring, interim review and final evaluation. Our work is distributed across the education continuum, from early childhood, through schooling and vocational training, to higher education. This team is bringing the highest grade analysis and advice to the complex challenges and imperatives of the evolving education landscape. Our advice applies a variety of analytical frameworks, models and techniques, informed by the latest economic theory as well insights from other disciplines in social science and public policy.

About the role

Across the continuum of educational service provision, Australian governments are increasingly adopting policies to promote inclusion of students with disability in education, and improve educational outcomes for students with disability. We frequently provide advice on policies to support inclusive education to a range of government and non-government clients.

We are seeking to recruit a talented policy analyst to join the team in our Melbourne office, to contribute to our growing work in the area of inclusive education.

You will help our clients to develop, implement and evaluate policies to support students with disability across the educational continuum. You will work as part of a highly skilled and fast growing team to provide advice on effective practice at the school and classroom level, suitability of data and accountability systems, needs-based drivers of educational disadvantage, and resourcing implications for governments.

Senior Consultant/Manager
ARTD Consultants
Deadline: Monday 25th March 2019

ARTD is looking to appoint an experienced, Sydney-based consultant to support our work in the human services, justice and/or environmental sectors, with a focus on Aboriginal policy and program design and evaluation. 

The role will suit someone with experience in and a commitment to working with Aboriginal people and communities and a demonstrated commitment to self-determination and working through co-design approaches.

You will work closely with a Director and a skilled team. Depending on your current skills and experience, you will be provided with the support required to manage a portfolio of clients or support to develop your own portfolio.

ARTD is committed to the professional growth of its staff and you will be supported and expected to develop a plan for your own professional development.

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the position criteria (two pages max.) to Sarah Schofield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Further Information


 

Senior Project Officer Evaluation
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Deadline: Sunday 17th March 2019

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. The Research and Evidence Development Team is responsible for the development of VACCA’s research and evaluation approach, policies, procedures and tools. The team supports program design, the development and implementation of internal evaluations, embedding evaluative inquiry across VACCA’s programs, and collaboration with external evaluations.

The Senior Project Officer, Evaluation, will be required to support the development of VACCA’s evidence-informed practice by designing and implementing internal evaluations. The Senior Project Officer will assist programs to develop program logics and theories of change, design and implement internal evaluations, including development of data collection tools, support programs to collect data, conduct data collection activities as required, analyse data and support program reflection based on evaluation findings.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • Written responses to the selection criteria outlined above
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted on the VACCA website at www.vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au 

For more information, please contact Bavi Rai, Recruitment Advisor at 03 9287 8835 and please see http://vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/4589420/title/Senior-Project-Officer-Evaluation/