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Senior Research & Evaluation Analyst

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Impact strategy & systems change
  • Full time 12 month fixed term contract
  • Melbourne/ Work from home
  • $100,262 + super & generous salary packaging benefits available

About the Role

The Analyst will work in the Research and Advisory team to deliver on a wide range of research and evaluation projects. A key objective of the position is to provide expertise in analysis of large datasets, internal services data, survey design and analysis and supporting strategic impact and systems level change.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Lead the design and implementation of research and evaluation projects according to annual work plan
  • Analysis and reporting of data from large datasets (such as HILDA)
  • Preparation of research reports and evaluations
  • Support Director Research and System Impact and GSANZ research plan

About you

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  1. Formal tertiary qualifications in social policy, social science, economics or other relevant discipline
  2. Extensive experience working in research and evaluation roles within or consulting to the community sector, a peak body, government department or statutory authority, with a track record of delivering policy-relevant research.
  3. Strong quantitative research experience including previous experience working with large data sets including HILDA.
  4. Experience in survey methodology, including survey design and analysing survey data.
  5. Knowledge of the social and political climate in one or more GSANZ priority areas.
  6. High level contract and project management skills, with the proven ability to lead and contribute to effective cross-organisational teams and provide high-quality project delivery within resource and time constraints.
  7. Demonstrated thought leadership, with high level strategic thinking, conceptual agility and analytical skills, including the proven ability to map current trends and issues and lead new initiatives.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

Good Shepherd

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

A position description is attached.

To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

In line with various State Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, Good Shepherd’s assessment and induction processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring managers will work with you to find the most appropriate method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

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