- Job posted on: 15th Nov 2019
- Applications close:
Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children. We are based in Melbourne. All Australian Governments, including Tasmania, are members of Our Watch.
Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships.
Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds to apply, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality, either by working with diverse population groups or through lived experience.
On 1 July 2019, the Tasmanian Government launched Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022 (Safe Homes, Families, Communities), a three-year, $26 million action plan to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence features an increased focus on primary prevention. It includes establishing a nation-first Our Watch Primary Prevention Officer in Tasmania, to build the State’s capacity on primary prevention and the skills and capacities of the primary prevention workforce both within and beyond the Tasmanian Government.
Reporting to the Manager, Policy, and located in the Department of Communities Tasmania, the Our Watch Senior Advisor (Tasmania) will provide expert primary prevention policy and practice analysis and advice to the Department of Communities Tasmania and other relevant Tasmanian Government agencies. The role will help drive and support the Tasmanian Government’s emerging work on primary prevention, including the primary prevention components of Safe Homes, Families, Communities, and ensure that this work is informed by Our Watch’s evidence base and organisational expertise. The role will also seek to identify ongoing opportunities for Tasmania to contribute to Our Watch’s mission to drive nationwide change to prevent violence against women.
Provide expert, evidence-based advice, analysis and guidance on the prevention of violence against women, as requested, by the Department of Communities Tasmania to help:
Foster productive relationships with relevant government and non-government stakeholders, in order to strengthen Tasmania’s capacity to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality, including by:
Contribute to Our Watch’s national leadership on prevention practice, through:
The role has no direct reports. The role is expected to provide effective direction to any consultants and suppliers that may be engaged from time to time.
A full Position Description is attached below.