- Job posted on: 6th May 2021
- Applications close:
We believe good evidence and effective implementation have the power to solve our most pressing social problems. We are passionate about using our expertise to work with policy makers, practitioners and organisational leaders and funders to effectively use evidence to change lives for the better. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation motivated by our mission to improve the lives of children, families and communities facing adversity. Our work can be summarised in three key areas:
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to join a successful and growing organisation dedicated to creating lasting and effective social change? Do you have a passion for evaluation, evidence, and advancing implementation science? If so, we want to hear from you.
Based out of our Sydney office the Senior Advisor will work closely with the Director, the primary role of the Senior Advisor is to lead or manage a portfolio of CEI projects across a range of key CEI strategic activities, including evaluation, applying evidence in service development and improvement, evidence synthesis, and advancing implementation science. The Senior Advisor will also contribute to new business development and the strategic development of our CEI team. As a global organisation there will be at times an expectation that work and meetings will be conducted outside regular business hours.
CEI provides government, service sector and philanthropic decision-makers with rigorous data analysis and feasible solutions to support them in improving the lives of children, families and communities facing adversity. The Senior Advisor will lead and support integrated, hybrid design, multicomponent research that provides a deep understanding of the adverse conditions affecting children, families and communities in partnership with government agencies, local service providers, and people with lived experience. This includes partnering with implementation practice colleagues on conceptual and practical approaches to measuring implementation outcomes and using measurement to inform continuous quality improvement processes.
Key areas of accountability are outlined below. Other duties will be performed as required.
Manage the design, planning and delivery of projects, primarily high-quality evaluations, the synthesis of evidence and the application of evidence in service development and improvement, informed by and advancing implementation science. This includes:
We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities we aim to serve. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Please submit your cover letter and CV plus a separate statement of not more than 3 sides of A4 demonstrating how you meet the key selection criteria (listed on the position description linked below).
Position Description - Senior Advisor
Please note:We have a legal responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the legal right to live and work in the country of work. If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work in Australia before you start work.
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.