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Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor

Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nationwide 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. Our Watch is open to job share and flexible working arrangements. 

About the role

This individual’s role is to support development of whole-of-population evidence on the primary prevention of violence against women. They provide research for the development of Australia’s first Progress in Prevention report, which seeks to ‘operationalise’ our guide to prevention monitoring, Counting on change by producing a ‘baseline and progress’ report on population-level change towards prevention in Australia. 
This is a fix-term position to support the finalisation of the first part of Progress in Prevention reporting, and to support planning for the project’s second phase (which measures progress in the development of primary prevention infrastructure across Australia).

About you 

The position requires the incumbent to have: 
  • A strong understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methods and excellent writing skills
  • A strong understanding of the Progress in Prevention project and its current state of implementation
  • A commitment to the primary prevention of violence against women and advancing gender equality
  • Highly developed program management, facilitation and communication skills
An understanding of the major Australian data sets relating to violence against women (including the Personal Safety Survey and National Community Attitudes Survey) and/or practitioner experience in and knowledge of the prevention sector will be highly valuable.

How to apply  

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au consisting of: 
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the role, inclusive of a statement against the Skills and Qualifications criteria in the Position Description
  • Resume 
Please note the closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 22nd July 2019. 
More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents