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Senior Principal Consultant - Melbourne

  • Measurement and evaluation of social impact programs (focus areas - community-led mental health, family violence and women’s rights and youth pathways)


Clear Horizon is a world class, evaluation and social impact measurement firm that works domestically in Australia and internationally. For over 15 years we have been leaders in measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL), program evaluation, and social impact measurement. More recently we have incorporated digital and co-design methods into our ways of working. We increasingly work as developmental evaluators and leverage our strong roots in participatory and collaborative approaches. We aim to build capacity with our clients in all our work and this is enabled by our cutting-edge Academy.

Our mission is to power change makers to create positive impact on people, place and planet. We are a women-led, for purpose company and we make deliberate choices about who we work with to maintain our principles of social justice and environmental sustainability. 


The position provides an unrivalled career opportunity to simultaneously develop your profile and expertise, whilst sharing your skills as a leader and evaluator with a high performing team. It will provide the opportunity to do fascinating and meaningful work in sectors such as community-led mental health, family violence and women’s rights and youth pathways. Our clients and partners are foundations, not-for profits and Local, State and Federal Government. We are known as the evaluators “who work with social innovators”.

The Senior Principal Consultant role will build on their public profile and networks to attract new work, build partnerships with clients and contributors and contribute to the Clear Horizon approach. The role is responsible winning projects and leading teams to implement a range of evaluation and measurement services particularly for complex, large-scale, multi-stakeholder programs, initiatives and strategies.

The successful candidates will form part of Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team, led by our Founder Dr Jess Dart, winner of the Australian Evaluation Society Outstanding contribution to evaluation.

The position is based in Melbourne (office in Cremorne). We offer a competitive remuneration package with flexible working arrangements and we are happy to negotiate full-time or part-time work hours with the successful candidate.


You will have a background in public health, education or in the social sector more generally. You will preferably have a post graduate qualification or significant experience in evaluation, social research, design or equivalent.

As a Senior Principal Consultant, you will have an existing public profile and strong networks in a related field and have at least 10 years’ experience in an evaluation role, of which at least 3 years was in consultancy, including a demonstrated ability to write successful proposals and excellent reports. This role requires you to have research methods experience, particularly in mix-methods approaches and ideally, you will also have experience in using digital evaluation tools such as MS Power Bi.

It is desirable that you are familiar with social impact measurement or measurement, evaluation and learning planning in community-led mental health, family violence and women’s rights and youth sectors. 

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To find out more, download a copy of the position description or contact careers@clearhorizon.com.au, using the subject line: Senior Principal Consultant - Melbourne enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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