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Senior Policy Advisor, Women with Disabilities

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.  

We encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Policy, the Senior Policy Advisor, Women with Disabilities will be responsible for leading a project to inform improved approaches to the prevention of violence against women with disability.

In the period of this contract, the position will undertake the third and final phase of an existing project on the prevention of violence against women with disability, building on the foundational work and initial literature review and conceptual model development undertaken in Phases 1 and 2.

About you

The Senior Policy Advisor, Women with Disabilities will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in gender studies, public policy, social work, social or political science, or other area of relevance.
  • Experience working in the field of violence against women and/or  gender equality, and/or people with disability.
  • Understanding of current issues relating to the prevention of violence against women with disability, and the impact of intersectional theory and practice on the implementation of preventing violence against women initiatives.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, research, analysis and the provision of policy advice

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 on the position description (max 4 pages) 
  • Resume
The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 24 Feb 2020.
 
For further information please contact hr@ourwatch.org.au.