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Senior Evaluation Advisor

Our Watch is a national not-for-profit established in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the structures, norms and practices 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 backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a 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.  

About the role

Our Watch has been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) to support the growth of quality prevention activity across Australia as part of the fourth and final Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Our Watch will work with DSS grant recipients over the project period 2020-2022 to strengthen their capability for designing and implementing prevention strategies to eliminate violence against women. 

There are two grants streams through which Our Watch will provide capacity building and evaluation support – Men as role models for preventing violence against women and their children and Community-led projects to prevent violence against women and their children. The evaluation component builds grant recipient evaluative capacity and facilitates a developmental evaluation at project and program level. 

We are seeking an evaluation practitioner with an interest in gender equality and preventing violence against women who can support a developmental evaluation approach. The role will require capacity to design and manage an evaluation approach that supports ongoing analysis and learning while building DSS grantee evaluation capacity.  

About you

The position requires the incumbent to have: 
  • demonstrated ability to plan a multi-year evaluation that supports both evaluation capacity building of community organisations and project learning and improvements 
  • demonstrated ability to utilise both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods
  • 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 
Capability to build collaborative relationships across multiple stakeholders and strong analysis and written communication skills are essential. 

Experience in writing complex evaluation reports for government and translating key findings to inform emerging practice will be highly valuable.

How to apply

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au (with the job title in the subject line), consisting of:
  • Cover letter
  • Statement against the skills and qualifications criteria in the Position Description (max 2 pages)
  • Resume
Please note, the closing date for applications is 9am 31 January 2020. 
For further information please contact  Hayley Jenkins – hayley.jenkins@ourwatch.org.au