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Operations Manager



    BetterEvaluation (www.betterevaluation.org) helps government, NGOs, and development agencies across the world to plan, manage, conduct and use evaluation better.  Much of our work is with bilateral international development agencies, multilateral development banks, government departments, and evaluation associations. We run an online knowledge platform about evaluation methods and processes (with more than 1 million users per year), provide evaluation capacity strengthening services including online and face to face courses, guidance, technical advice and quality review, and undertake research into evaluation.

    After 7 years as a project within RMIT University and ANZSOG, BetterEvaluation was established as an independent legal entity in September 2019. We are an Australian NGO and registered charity, based in Melbourne and working internationally, including activities as a partner in the Global Evaluation Initiative (https://www.globalevaluationinitiative.org/).  We are a small team with five core staff (and project sub-contractors) with additional support from two contracted service providers for accounting, book-keeping, payroll and IT support. 

    About the role

    We are looking for an Operations Manager to help move the organisation from a start-up into the next phase of operations as we focus on organisational sustainability and growth. We are looking for someone who can look ahead and plan for what’s coming, dealing with changing and uncertain future resourcing and project requirements, while being on top of and critically reviewing what is being done in the present. The role will help to identify and secure potential funding that aligns with organisational principles and priorities and manage funded projects within budget and ensure compliance with policies and contracts. They will contribute to organisational reflection and planning including helping focus and sequence priorities. 

    Key elements of the role are leading corporate support for all BetterEvaluation activities, which includes: development of proposals; performance and compliance oversight of contracts, funding agreements and associated projects; resource planning and management of outsourced  IT, finance and payroll functions; as well as supporting the Board in the operational management of governance and compliance. 

    We are initially recruiting for a part-time position (0.6 fraction) for 6 months with the expectation of extension as additional funding is secured. There is scope for some negotiation of additional hours per week with the right candidate. There is also the intention to add some in-house administrative support in the future.

    A full position description, including selection criteria, is attached.

    Further information

    The BetterEvaluation office is located in East Melbourne near the Jolimont station. There is scope for some work to be done from home. [During COVID 19 pandemic all work is being done from home].

    Specific working hours can be negotiated (for example three 7.6 hour days or four-five shorter days). As noted above, there may be some scope to negotiate additional hours per week with the right candidate.

    For further information, please contact the CEO, BetterEvaluation, Patricia Rogers at info@betterevaluation.org, using the subject line: Operations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 0409 386 499.

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