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Research and Evaluation Consultant

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • Full time, 6 month contract with possible potential for renewal
  • Latrobe St Melbourne location

The Research and Evaluation Consultant is a 6 month position to support the team to deliver on key evaluation projects for the Economic Wellbeing and Enterprises Division. The consultant will work with the Head of Research and Advisory to produce at least five quality evaluation reports by executing on evaluation plans, conducting quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis, writing evaluation reports, and presenting outcomes and recommendations. The Consultant will also support the team in undertaking additional research as required.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in humanities, social sciences or related areas.
  • Experience conducting evaluations. Previous consultancy work highly desired.
  • Proven analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to plan and conduct research, monitoring and evaluation activities and develop evidence-based advice.
  • Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research experience.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, and demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong facilitation and interviewing experience. Capacity to work with individuals and groups across a range of backgrounds will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience working in areas related to financial wellbeing, women/families, and/or safety and resilience will be highly regarded.
  • Project management and relationship management experience providing high-quality project delivery within resource and time constraints; experience providing professional consulting services to a range of stakeholders across multiple sectors, will be highly regarded.
  • The capacity and commitment to work in alignment with the values of Good Shepherd
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au.

In line with various State Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, Good Shepherd’s assessment and induction processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring managers will work with you to find the most appropriate method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

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