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Research and Partnerships Manager

The Equality Institute
  • Join our growing, transformative and change orientated social enterprise dedicated to advancing gender equality and ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).
  • Take the helm on impactful and ground-breaking VAWG research projects, with opportunities for international travel and fieldwork.
  • Secure a Full-Time (1.0 FTE) ongoing role, with hybrid working arrangements.
  • Earn a salary of $95, 000 - $104,000 (excluding superannuation), and enjoy flexible working arrangements that cater to your lifestyle, underpinned by a generous Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that supports your well-being and professional growth.
  • This role is based in Melbourne (Naarm), Australia. Applicants must have working rights in Australia.

Role Summary

The Equality Institute (EQI) is seeking a highly experienced violence against women and girls (VAWG) researcher who is adept at working collaboratively with clients and partners in diverse contexts across Australia, the Asia and Pacific regions, and beyond. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation and working closely with EQI’s research team, the Research and Partnerships Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of projects and partnerships, ensuring that research projects are designed and delivered safely, ethically, and effectively and any risks associated to project delivery are mitigated.

Playing a key role in building the evidence base on what works to prevent VAWG, the Research and Partnerships Manager applies intersectional-feminist and decolonising approaches to EQI’s VAWG research projects and partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of rigorous VAWG research and evaluations. This may include: preparing research proposals and protocols; applying for research ethics approval; developing research tools; managing fieldwork set-up and implementation; recruiting local enumerators; collaborating with in-country partners, etc.
  • Ensure all research activities comply with ethical standards and prioritise safety.
  • Promote and practice intersectional-feminist and decolonising research approaches.
  • Develop and deliver training for in-country enumerators and researchers.
  • Conduct and support quantitative and qualitative data collection (including surveys, focus group discussions, interviews, etc.) and analysis.
  • Prepare research reports, journal articles, project briefs, policy and advocacy papers, and program materials.
  • Coordinate writing and review processes for reports, communication products, publications, and other deliverables for a wide range of external audiences and for the organisation.
  • Manage research project budgets and resourcing. This includes: managing and supporting local research teams, effective delegation of tasks, ensuring clarity on team roles and responsibilities, and regular monitoring of project budget.
  • Maintaining existing, and developing new research partnerships with clients, funders, sector stakeholders, and community stakeholders.
  • Lead and/or provide technical input in the development of EQI submissions and tender proposals for Research projects.

Who you are (essential)

  • You are a highly experienced VAWG researcher (7+ years’ experience) who is adept at working collaboratively with partners and clients across diverse contexts.
  • You are highly experienced at conducting safe and ethical VAWG research with partners in the Asia and Pacific Regions and in other low- and middle-income country (LMICs) contexts.
  • You hold tertiary qualifications (Masters or PhD level) in relevant fields, such as social sciences, gender studies, public health, etc.
  • You have a demonstrated understanding of intersectional-feminist approaches and decolonising research methodologies.
  • You have a strong understanding of the global evidence around what works to prevent VAWG.
  • You are located in Melbourne (Naarm) Australia or willing to relocate to Melbourne for this role.
  • Please note: Ability and willingness to travel to low- and middle- income countries for field work are an essential part of this role.
  • You have expertise in conducting both desk-based and field-based research.
  • You are adept at utilising qualitative and/or quantitative research software (Nvivo, Stata, etc.)
  • You have a proven ability to lead research projects and evaluations, can work both autonomously and as part of a team, with minimal supervision.
  • You have experience facilitating, presenting, and delivering training.
  • You have strong writing skills with an emphasis on report writing.
  • You have experience producing research publications for academic audiences.
  • You are an excellent communicator with strong analytical capabilities for interpreting complex data sets and providing actionable insights.
  • Your values align with The Equality Institute's values.
  • You have experience in partnering and collaborating with diverse stakeholders, including civil society organisations and community groups, and working collaboratively in multicultural settings.

Who you might be (desirable, but not essential)

  • You have experience conducting VAWG research with partners in Australia.
  • You have experience conducting VAWG research with partners in the South-Asia region.
  • You are fluent (have working proficiency) in languages other than English.
  • You have grant writing experience.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, that’s okay, we would still love to review your application!

Women, people from First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Equality Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone’s individual perspectives and background is not only supported but genuinely celebrated. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to foster a culture where all team members have a sense of belonging.

Who we are

The Equality Institute is a global feminist agency working to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls. Our vision is a world in which diversity is celebrated, all people are respected, and power and resources are shared equally. We are values-driven and underpinned by intersectional feminist principles in the ways we work and how we conduct ourselves. We believe that how we work matters as much as what we do.

We are a team of 20 passionate and dedicated people located across Australia & Timor-Leste.

What we do

Our purpose is to transform unequal power structures and support violence prevention efforts to thrive in a rapidly changing world – through research, learning and transformation, creative communications and policy advocacy.

To learn more about The Equality Institute and what we do in this video:

The Equality Institute acknowledges the ongoing leadership role of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities in preventing violence against women throughout Australia - Click to read the rest of our Acknowledgement of Country.

What we offer

Please refer to our Employee Value Proposition to find out more about EQI and what we offer.

How to Apply

Follow the link to apply - or head to the ‘Contact > Careers’ section of our website. Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages) as well as responses to the application questions for your application to be considered.

Contact our Snr Manager HR & Operations, Meagan Hunt if you would like:

  • to discuss the role
  • receive a copy of the Job Description
  • require adjustments or would like to discuss access needs as a part of the application and recruitment process

Email [email protected] using the subject line: Research and Partnerships Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs. Phone 0451 794 964

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