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Senior Evaluation Advisor, Education

Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children. We are based in Melbourne.

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, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

About the role

The Our Watch evaluation team will be undertaking several major evaluations within the education setting over the next two years. Building on our work in schools as a setting for building equal and respectful relationships, Our Watch is building the evidence base for effective models of practice in the tertiary space. The Senior Evaluation Advisor/s, Education will be focused on developing and delivering evaluations in both TAFEs and universities. 

Evaluation is central to the organisation’s work and is a key component of our Strategic Plan and National Leadership Role. Our Watch is committed to prevention practice that is grounded in evidence (local and international), as well as contributing to the growing pool of knowledge on primary prevention.  

About you

Strong analysis and written communication skills will be essential as the Senior Advisor will be leading the development of the final evaluation reports. 

The position requires the incumbent to have: 
  • An understanding of developmental evaluation and/or action research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake both qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches.
  • A commitment to the primary prevention of violence against women and advancing gender equality.
  • Experience in analysing data and translating the findings for policy and practice.  
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative cross-organisation team. 

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 10 October 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.