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Evaluation Research Assistant

Cancer Council NSW
  • Full Time - 12 Months Contract

About Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW is a community funded and focused not for profit. We are the largest cancer charity in NSW and our point of difference is that we work across every area of every cancer, from research right through to support.

Cancer Council NSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.

About the team

Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney have formed a Joint Venture, The Daffodil Centre. Cancer Council NSW is Australia's largest cancer research organisation with established links to policymakers and internationally recognised researchers. The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and its Faculty of Medicine and Health, and Cancer Research Network include many of the world's leading researchers across all health disciplines.

The Daffodil Centre combines the complementary strengths of these two partners to concentrate cancer control research expertise, accelerating the partners' aims towards the realisation of a cancer free future. It is an exciting time to join the team!

Based primarily in our Woolloomooloo office, with flexibility to work from home, the role will work with the Evaluation team and contributes to the evaluation of programs and projects from the Cancer Prevention and Advocacy and Cancer Information and Support Services Divisions.

About the role

The key purpose of the Research Assistant is to contribute to the development and implementation of evaluation plans for key mission areas; contribute to the reporting of findings and recommendations which help shape the work of the Cancer Prevention and Advocacy and Cancer Information and Support Services Divisions.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Provide administrative, operational, research and evaluation support to members of the Evaluation Team to support the delivery of team, divisional and organisational objectives.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of cancer control programs and cancer information and support services, including research into the effectiveness and utility of our programs and services. This includes:
  • Coordinating project evaluations, including process, outcome and impact evaluation measures. Tasks may include coordinating focus groups, developing and monitoring of online surveys, collating and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, conducting literature reviews, and interpretation and reporting of results.
  • Work effectively with software applications, word-processing, spreadsheet, database, statistical and communication tools.
  • Draft reports, publications, presentations, briefs and communication on study progress and group outputs for senior team member review.
  • Assist the Evaluation Lead to draft ethics applications, amendments and ongoing reports.
  • Ensure strict compliance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, updated 2015) and Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) for all research undertaken within designated projects.
  • Work collaboratively with Cancer Information and Support Services and Cancer Prevention and Advocacy Division, other CCNSW divisions and with key external stakeholders as required.
  • Share learnings, promote research findings and project outcomes to communicate the impact of Cancer Information and Support Services and Cancer Prevention and Advocacy Division projects both within the Cancer Council NSW and externally.
  • Collaborate and support colleagues within the Evaluation team and wider unit

About You

  • A tertiary qualification within public health or research related area and strong interest in developing a career in evaluation.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting health research (both qualitative and quantitative methods), and an understanding of research design and methods.
  • Demonstrated organisational and communication skills (both written and oral); including well developed time management abilities.
  • High level of competence in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and intermediate Excel and Access
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; working to provide solutions to matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • High level attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of the need to adhere to information privacy and confidentiality guidelines
  • A demonstrated interest in a career in public health/research

About the Benefits

  • Work for purpose and know that your work fosters an engaged, diverse and culturally aware organisation.
  • Access to flexible work arrangements including a balanced approach to WFH and office.
  • Generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.
  • Additional performance-based leave available.
  • Discounts available for everyday expenses such as private health, retail and fitness.
  • Recognised for Voice Project's 2021 "Best Workplace" Award.

If you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us at careers@nswcc.org.au using the subject line: Evaluation Research Assistant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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