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Evaluation and Research Practice Manager - New Zealand

Allen + Clarke Consulting

About Us / Ko wai mātou

Allen + Clarke is a consultancy company with offices in Wellington and Melbourne. Our clients come to us for trusted advice on a wide range of issues. We provide policy, regulatory and business change advice, evaluation and research services, and governance, secretariat and programme management. Our clients are government agencies, NGOs and in the private sector, in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and beyond.

Allen + Clarke’s purpose is to “…mobilise passionate and capable people to tackle the challenges facing society”. We are a successful company that is committed to making a difference.

Our consultants are flexible, hard-working and committed. They care and want to make a difference by delivering excellent work for our clients. They know how to work with pace. They never lose sight of quality. They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues and mitigating them to ensure success for our clients. They enjoy looking for business development opportunities to make our business successful. We invest in our people and support their becoming masters of their craft. You can find out more about us at www.allenandclarke.co.nz.

The opportunity / Te Whiwhinga mahi

Allen + Clarke is looking for an experienced evaluation and research manager to join our Evaluation + Research Practice. This is a senior/leadership role, working closely with the E+R Practice Lead to set the direction of the practice, build capability, manage people and workflow, and to secure future work. It also involves working on teams in the delivery of evaluation or research projects for clients. We have some flexibility to adjust the balance in responsibilities to fit your strengths.

We need someone with extensive evaluation and qualitative and/or quantitative research experience, and knowledge of a range of evaluation and research methods and approaches. Experience in managing and coaching staff is essential. As is an ability to plan, manage and lead high-quality evaluation and research projects through from inception to completion within a team environment. You may be knowledgeable and experienced in kaupapa Maori and/or Pasifika research or evaluation, or can work consciously and mindfully across cultures and with differing cultural knowledge frameworks.

About you / Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Enjoy managing diverse work programmes, and managing and leading people, helping them to develop and grow
  • Thrive in a consulting environment, with a strong client focus and the ability to move swiftly from project to project, dealing with a high level of ambiguity
  • Have experience in producing high quality evaluations or research studies
  • Be a process person, understanding the value of internal systems and processes to manage business opportunities, deliver projects and track project and business performance
  • Work well over multiple streams of work
  • Like networking and meeting new people
  • Enjoy providing evaluation and research thought leadership
  • Are experienced in managing diverse relationships

This role is based in our Wellington office. You must be legally permitted to work in New Zealand for this role.

If you are interested, please request a copy of the position description from recruitment@allenandclarke.co.nz using the subject line: Evaluation and Research Practice Manager - New Zealand enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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