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Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights


The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR) is an organisation of Muslim women working to advance the rights and status of Muslim women in Australia.  We are a non-religious organisation reflecting the sectarian, cultural and linguistic diversity within the Muslim community.


The Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Coordinator) provides advice and support to the Management team and the CEO of AMWCHR on research, policy, advocacy and training initiatives. 

The Coordinator is responsible for contributing research to inform and ground the practice within the organisation, strengthen the AMWCHR research program, contribute to policy reform and advocacy on issues pertaining to Muslim women and the community. 

This role requires sound conceptual and analytical knowledge around human rights and gender equality issues relevant to Muslim communities, the ability to successfully manage a range of competing demands and to translate research on systemic issues into practice and reform.

The Coordinator is also expected to contribute to building the organisation’s knowledge and research base as it relates to informing policy, programs and services to position AMWCHR as the leading voice on issues relevant to Muslim women in Australia. The role will contribute critical, relevant and timely research to support the organisations corporate training programs, publications, submissions and policy positions. 

The Coordinator will also have experience in research ethics, effective communication skills and reporting research outcomes as well as an ability to conduct research and program evaluations.

Working closely alongside the CEO, COO and Digital Communications/Marketing staff to prepare policy papers, briefings and position papers to inform the Board where required as well as develop, participate in and coordinate research projects where relevant with external stakeholders.

Mandatory Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Knowledge of a range of social science research methodologies including quantitative, qualitative and applied research.
  2. Qualifications in social sciences and research.
  3. Qualifications in policy development.
  4. Experience in advocacy and communications.
  5. Experience in conducting successful social science research.
  6. Understanding of social policy and the application of research to policy, programs, and practice.
  7. Advanced verbal, writing and research skills.
  8. Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating, networking and engaging with diverse stakeholders
  9. Ability to take responsibility and work both independently and within a team environment.
  10. A high level of initiative and leadership skills.
  11. Analytical and conceptual skills.
  12. Well-developed time management and organisational skills.

A position description is attached.

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