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Senior Evaluation Officer - Children and Young People

Employer: Our Watch Limited
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Policy & Research, Project Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 06 January, 2017.
Applications close: 01 February, 2017.

Our Watch was established by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and structures that drive violence against women and their children.

An opportunity now exists to be a part of Our Watch. The Our Watch Policy and Evaluation team is looking for an evaluator with project management expertise to contribute to our growing portfolio of work on children and young people. Evaluation is central to the organisation’s work and is a key component of our Strategic Plan. Our Watch is committed to evaluating all our initiatives, and to undertake practice that is grounded in evidence (local and international), as well as contribute to the growing pool of knowledge on primary prevention. The organisation has a number of existing and emerging project evaluations, particularly in the area of Respectful Relationships Education.

The focus of the advertised role will be on the coordination of an evaluation of the Creating a Violence-Free Future: Respectful Relationships Education in Australian Primary Schools program. Our Watch is partnering with two state governments and at least one university partner to evaluate this project, building on previous research and evaluation undertaken by Our Watch including the Respectful Relationships Education Evidence Paper (2015) and Respectful Relationships Education in Schools: the beginnings of change evaluation report (2016). In this role, you will work closely with the Our Watch evaluation team and senior content advisors, key education stakeholders, academics, and departments of education to implement the evaluation plan for the program in Queensland and Victoria.

This is a fixed term full-time position for 12 months (possible extension), job-share negotiable.

How to apply for this job

Obtain a copy of the Position Description from our website

Email your application to using the subject line: Senior Evaluation Officer – Children and Young People application via EthicalJobs (attention: Sarah Kearney), consisting of:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement against the Skills and Qualifications criteria on the Position Description (max 4 pages)
  • Resume

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

Candidates must be available for interview on 17 February 2017.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and/or with lived experience of disability, 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: