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Data Insights and Evidence Translator

World Vision

Scope of Work:

We are now seeking expressions of interest from consultants willing to supports the evidence translation function, by making full use of our evidence for fundraising, external engagement, communications, strategy realisation and improving programme quality. The scope of works to a set budget/timeframe (approximately 5 months’ work).

Data Insights and Evidence Translation seeks to leverage evidence of impact by analysing existing data, drawing out insights, interpreting results, and explaining in simple terms what the evidence means to a variety of audiences, and how it can be appropriately used. Translation does not mean developing donor facing messaging or documents. It is an intermediary step of taking highly technical data or evidence and explaining or illustrating it clearly so that fundraisers, communicators and other staff can appropriately leverage and utilise the information.

The role of Data Insights and Evidence Translator is to analyse and interpret existing evidence – available through World Vision (WV)’s global databases and reporting systems – and draw out meaningful insights that can be summarised and/or made accessible and useful for internal stakeholders. This position supports the evidence translation function, by making full use of our evidence for fundraising, external engagement, communications, strategy realisation and improving programme quality.

Consultant criteria

  • Broad understanding of both technical/programmatic and communications/fundraising environments
  • Understanding of the development and humanitarian sector
  • Demonstrated ability to summarise and simplify quite large and complex sets of data and other information.
  • Advanced skills in data analytics and interpretation.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting data and information in a compelling way (presentations, SharePoint, infographics, etc.)
  • Strong ability to view data at both the micro and macro level. Must be able to skilfully manipulate and analyse datasets, while also understand and communicate the implications of what the data is saying and why it’s significant at a program, sector, or organisational level.
  • Skilled in simplifying and streamlining complex pieces of information into easy to understand summaries
  • Experience managing large databases and carrying out data analysis of humanitarian/development data sets using statistical analysis software (SPSS/STATA, R, Python, etc.)
  • Experience with data reporting tools and platforms such as Power BI.
  • Tertiary qualifications in data analytics, communications, information management.
  • Preferred, but not essential, masters in a field relevant to Humanitarian and Development sectors, and/or involving advanced training/experience in data management and analysis.
  • Operating as a sole trader or consultancy

What you need to know

  • This is a home-based assignment with no travel expected. If the consultant is based in Melbourne, then travel to WVA’s Burwood office may be required.
  • Candidates are invited to submit expressions of interest addressing the above criteria
  • A copy of your CV and any relevant examples of work, preferably for the development and humanitarian sector
  • Expressions of interest that do not cover these requirements will not be considered.  Be sure to let us know in your cover letter which opportunity/s you are applying for, aligned with your subject matter expertise.

If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, or you would like to express interest pending an application, please contact the Talent Acquisition team by email only (careers@worldvision.com.au).

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision Australia delivers life changing impact because we are community-led, child-focused and inspired by our Christian faith.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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