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Senior Policy Advisors x2

Our Watch Limited
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Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children. We are based in Melbourne. All Australian Governments are members of Our Watch.

Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds to apply, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality, either by working with diverse population groups or through lived experience.

Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


Primary prevention hub

The Senior Policy Advisor, Primary Prevention Hub (‘the Hub’) will contribute to the establishment and implementation of the Hub. The Hub is a new initiative established through the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children (2010-2022). It will guide and lead primary prevention efforts across the country, including to better coordinate and consolidate; share evidence, expertise and learning; and facilitate collaboration in policy and practice across jurisdictions and across the violence against women sector. The role will contribute to the work of the Hub by gathering, synthesising and analysing information and research and developing stakeholder relationships.

About you

You will have strong skills in policy and political analysis, including gender analysis, and experience working in the field of violence against women and/or gender equality. You will be adept at critical thinking, analysing existing and emerging research and providing policy advice in a fast-moving environment. You will possess strong written communication skills and experience writing policy briefs and submissions and distilling complex ideas into concrete and accessible guidance and advice for varied audiences. You will also have well-developed relationship management skills, with the demonstrated ability to work, collaborate and consult with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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