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Manager, Evaluation and Learning (parental leave cover position)

Our Watch is a national not-for-profit established in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children. 

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 cultural backgrounds, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and/or with lived experience of disability, to apply.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Evaluation, the Manager, Evaluation and Learning is responsible for leading the delivery of all evaluation-related activity. This includes both designing and delivering evaluations at the project and organisational levels, and establishing and implementing a coordinated approach to measuring and monitoring national progress to prevent violence against women and their children.

Managing a complex budget and team of evaluation and monitoring professionals (plus external contractors), the Manager, Evaluation and Learning provides accountability and oversight to complex and long-term projects, enabling the organisation to identify, monitor and report on short, medium and long term progress in the prevention of violence against women. 

The Manager, Evaluation and Learning works as part of a cross-functional project team, including working closely with the Practice Leadership and Marketing and Communications teams to ensure evaluation is fully integrated across the organisation. 

This position participates actively in the Managers Group, to promote cross organisational coordination and collaboration.

About you

You will have postgraduate qualifications in social or political science, health promotion, gender studies, community development, or another area of relevance or equivalent lived experience, as well as at least five years’ experience in developing and evaluating public health and/or social change initiatives, specialising in the communication of evaluation findings for policy and practice change. 

How to apply

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au consisting of: 
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the role, inclusive of a statements against the Skills and Qualifications criteria in the Position Description
  • Resume
Please note, the closing date for applications is 23 September 2019.
Interviews are scheduled for 26 September 2019. In applying for this role, please ensure your availability for an interview on this date, either at the Our Watch office in Melbourne or via Skype.

More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents.