· Location: Melbourne or Sydney
· Full-Time: 2-year contract
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to join a successful and growing organisation dedicated to creating lasting and effective social change? Do you have a passion for real-world implementation of evidence-informed solutions? If so, we want to hear from you.
Why CEI is a great place to work
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) believes good evidence and effective implementation have the power to solve our most pressing social problems. We are passionate about using our expertise to work with policy makers, practitioners and organisational leaders and funders to effectively use evidence to change lives for the better. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation motivated by our mission to improve the lives of children, families and communities facing adversity.
Our work can be summarised in four key areas:
· Generating evidence that contributes to the design of effective policies and programs.
· Translating and disseminating high-quality evidence to support evidence-informed policymaking, thereby promoting policy and service decisions that have the best chance of succeeding.
· Using the science of implementation to build the capacity of organisations to effectively deliver high-quality services.
· Increasing the effectiveness of policy and services through rigorous evaluation.
CEI works across a range of health and social sectors including child and family welfare, mental health, ageing, housing, education, and international development. CEI has grown rapidly since its inception in late 2015 and has offices in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), Singapore and London.
What we offer you
CEI is a growing organisation with work across a dynamic international team, located in Australia, Singapore, and London. We offer:
- Exposure to a wide range of ideas and opportunities, with a supportive culture that embraces social justice, diversity, exceptional quality standards, hard work, and fun.
- Opportunities to grow your career with work that is purpose driven and flexible in a supportive, agile, and positive environment.
- Excellent working conditions, including an additional week of company leave time.
- A learning environment committed to professional development and growth for all team members.
- Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience, with salary packaging available.
The Role of Senior Advisor - Impact Evaluation
The Senior Advisor – Impact Evaluation undertakes a range of tasks at CEI, including:
· Leading and managing a portfolio of high-profile research and evaluation projects across a range of key CEI strategic activities
o impact evaluation, with a focus on hybrid implementation-effectiveness designs and multicomponent research that provides a deep understanding of complex social policy issues with an equity lens
o evidence synthesis (e.g., systematic, rapid and scoping reviews, evidence gap maps)
o partnering with implementation practice colleagues on conceptual and practical approaches to measuring implementation outcomes
o using measurement to inform continuous quality improvement processes in service delivery or policy implementation, and
o advancing implementation science and evaluation methods through dissemination of new knowledge (e.g., conference presentations, journal articles, web articles).
· Developing less experienced staff in their evaluation and research capabilities
· Responding to evaluation tenders and contributing to CEI’s business development
· Contributing to thought leadership and knowledge exchange in evaluation methods and implementation science and related topic areas, and
· Strategically grow CEI’s busines and ensure continuous improvement in our work.
As a global organisation there will be at times that work and meetings will be conducted outside regular business hours.
What makes a great Senior Advisor – Impact Evaluation
Our ideal candidate is passionate about and committed to using their skills to improve policy and service delivery that affects people’s lives. With a post-graduate research degree in psychology, health, social science, economics or related discipline you bring extensive, senior-level experience in the use of research and evaluation to inform policy and program development, in government and non-government settings. You are skilled in leading multicomponent research, bringing a high level of integrity and professionalism to your work and relationships and excel at translating findings into feasible solutions for government, the service sector and philanthropic decision-makers.
We understand you may need to learn and develop skills related to implementation science methods and we will support you to do this through mentoring and training.
The following six skills are core to the Senior Advisor – Impact evaluation role:
· Implementation science – you can clearly and simply explain implementation science concepts and how they relate to policy and program impact
· Impact evaluation – you have a strong understanding of causal methods and hybrid designs that mesh effectiveness and implementation and can undertake sophisticated quantitative analysis
· Knowledge translation – you are an effective and clear communicator who can run workshops and write reports that present complex evaluation concepts and findings in simple terms
· Project management – you can effectively manage projects, teams, and clients to scope work appropriately, meet deadlines and produce high-quality evaluations
· Managing and developing yourself – you are self-reflective and resilient and accept responsibility for your own development, projects, work tasks, decisions and outcomes
· Managing and developing others – you care about the success, development and wellbeing of others and can effectively support staff to perform at their best.
Interested in learning more about the role? Please read through the full Position Description before applying.
Diversity and Inclusion at CEI
We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities we aim to serve. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Please submit your CV plus a separate cover letter (no more than 3 A4 pages) that outlines why you are interested in the role and what you’ll bring to the role by highlighting how your skills, experience and attributes align with the role using the selection criteria as a guideline (you need not address every criterion in turn) and send your application to email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. The final date to apply is 18-Aug-21
Position Description – >
Please note: We have a legal responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the legal right to live and work in the country of work for the duration of the contract offer. To apply for a role with CEI you must have Australian Permanent Residency or right to work in Australia. If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work in Australia before you start work.
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.