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Data Insights and Evidence Advisor

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Technical Specialists

Data Insights and Evidence Advisor

We are currently seeking an experienced Data Insights & Evidence Advisor for a fixed term contract until 30th September 2021

Your main duties and responsibilities:

The role of Data Insights and Evidence Advisor is to analyse and interpret existing evidence – available through World Vision (WV)’s global databases and reporting systems – and draw out meaningful insights that can be summarised and/or made accessible and useful for internal stakeholders across a varied audience base. This position supports the evidence translation function, by making full use of our evidence for fundraising, external engagement, communications, strategy realisation and improving programme quality.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Broad understanding of both technical/programmatic and communications/fundraising environments
  • Understanding of the development and humanitarian sector
  • Demonstrated ability to summarise and simplify quite large and complex sets of data and other information.
  • Advanced skills in data analytics and interpretation.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting data and information in a compelling way (presentations, SharePoint, infographics, etc.)
  • Strong ability to view data at both the micro and macro level. Must be able to skilfully manipulate and analyse datasets, while also understand and communicate the implications of what the data is saying and why it’s significant at a program, sector, or organisational level.
  • Experience managing large databases and carrying out data analysis of humanitarian/development data sets using statistical analysis software (SPSS/STATA, R, Python, etc.)
  • Experience with data reporting tools and platforms such as Power BI.
  • Tertiary qualifications in data analytics, communications, information management.
  • Preferred, but not essential, Masters in a field relevant to Humanitarian and Development sectors, and/or involving advanced training/experience in data management and analysis.

What you need to know

For your information, the interviews may start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

  • This is a home-based contract with no travel expected, however if you are based in Melbourne then occasional travel to WVA’s Burwood office may be required.
  • This is a fixed term contract

If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Talent Acquisition team by email only (

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision Australia delivers life changing impact because we are community-led, child-focused and inspired by our Christian faith.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

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