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Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor - Flexible location

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…..

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor to join World Vision Australia (WVA). In this full time role, you will be accountable for leading the development & implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation framework for our Australia First Nations Program (AFNP).

This role will provide support to technical advisors contracting and managing evaluation consultants, leading new research into areas of work, supporting the gathering of relevant evidence in the First Nations context to support programming decisions, organisational direction and leadership decision-making.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Program Development - Supporting the development of grants and funding applications in particular around project M&E and outcomes frameworks. Design, monitoring and evaluation activities related to innovative programming initiatives as identified by the Manager.
  • Program Effectiveness- Leading and further developing the Australia First Nations Program reporting process – Annual Reports, key organisations reports, tailored donor reports  and working collaboratively with program managers and technical staff.
  • Research - Develop written material to support the evidence base of the program and lead writing and research on key areas of relevance for the program and lead research processes that feed into grant applications.
  • Supporter Engagement- Working collaboratively with Marketing Department to facilitate stories of change and project impact within program and provide field insights and briefings to WVA Supporter facing teams to build their capacity to source funding for the program

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Strong experience in design monitoring and evaluation preferably in the Australian context
  • Strong experience in the development and implementation of action research type projects preferably in the Australia First Nations context
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis
  • Knowledge of the community development sector preferably in the Australian First Nations context
  • Experience with delivering and coordinating evaluations in the context of First Nations populations and sectors
  • Degree in relevant field with strong social research content
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in Design Monitoring and Evaluation/research methods/ social sciences/ development (desirable)

What you need to know:

This role has flexibility to work in VIC, NSW, QLD & WA and offers flexible working arrangements and salary packaging benefits.

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

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting First Nations communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring First Nations staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for First Nations staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture and their collaborations in the program. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader World Vision organisation regarding our work with First Nations organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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