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Impact & Evaluation Coordinator


Employer: Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Education & Training, Legal & Human Rights, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 01 December, 2017.
Applications close: 15 December, 2017. (Expired)

  • Are you someone who thinks deeply, creatively and strategically about social change?
  • Are you highly self-motivated?
  • Have you got experience driving change, innovation and excellence?

We are seeking someone to fulfil a new and unique role – one focused on helping community-controlled legal centres to drive transformational social change.

The Impact & Evaluation Coordinator will work intensively with selected community legal centres and the entire sector. You will:

  • Support centres and their communities in defining and measuring their impact – including through developing theories of change and outcomes frameworks;
  • Design and facilitate collaborative learning spaces that are positive and inclusive, and which encourage outside-the-box thinking;
  • Support community lawyers and other key staff and community members to develop reflective practice approaches;
  • Design and embed ongoing spaces for peer-to-peer reflection and learning;
  • Design and embed a practice of participatory planning and evaluation within CLCs and their communities;
  • Identify and meet relevant training needs to equip staff and community members with the knowledge and skills for impact measurement;
  • Draw on your own knowledge, networks, and best-practice approaches to bring innovation to how CLCs define and measure impact.

Fundamentally, this role is about helping CLCs to evaluate both the immediate impacts they achieve through service delivery, and to assess how those impacts contribute to sustainable systems-level social change. You will be helping to create practices and frameworks that will shape the way in which community legal centres drive change for many years to come.     

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong ability to develop and test theories of change;
  • Experience in evaluation and outcomes measurement;
  • Excellent skills as a facilitator – including a deep understanding of how to foster inclusive, culturally safe, respectful spaces;
  • A strong understanding of how to collect, analyse and evaluate data as it relates to service delivery, advocacy and community engagement;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and an innovative approach to strategy, learning and impact;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, relationship-building and negotiation skills (i.e. ability to listen as well as persuade);
  • Passion for working alongside community, with the ability to be adaptable and thrive on the challenge of working in a developing area;
  • Ability to present confidently and target messaging to the audience;
  • Prior experience working with CLCs in some capacity is highly desirable, or experience in human services or advocacy and/or campaigning for social change.

Please see the attached position description for more details. 

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