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Evaluation & Research Manager - 12 Months Fixed Term

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Technical Specialists, Marketing, Strategy & Planning

The position

As the Evaluation & Research Manager you will lead a high performing team that supports quality programming aimed at delivering credible change to the communities we serve. You will lead the implementation of consistent monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) approaches as part of a robust evidence agenda for strengthening our ability to communicate impact at scale with various supporters and donors. Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support our mission of empowering Australians to create meaningful change for the world’s most vulnerable children and adults.

We are seeking an outstanding people manager to lead our evidence building agenda on a one-year fixed term contract.

In addition to this you will be:

  • Leading strong cross-team engagement in embedding an evidence building framework and MEL practices that strengthen our ability to communicate impact at scale.
  • Establishing and implementing an ongoing pipeline of credible evidence in the form of meta-reviews and research pieces; and ensuring such evidence underpins our thought leadership.
  • Working with the Head of Impact & Strategy and Go-To-Market teams to influence the future direction of our offerings and field projects for sustainable impact.
  • Supporting the successful delivery of the ANCP portfolio of projects and enable the ANCP team to communicate and amplify the portfolio’s impact.
  • Leading the team in engaging with external stakeholders and strategic partners e.g. DFAT, ACFID, to influence development policy and practice.
  • Implementing streamlined processes to support up-to-date and credible field content for campaigns, donor engagement and report backs – working closely with Marketing.
  • Actively engaging in World Vision International (WVI) evidence building initiatives.

Who we’re looking for 

A proven or emerging leader with an ability to manage a diverse team to steer our evidence building agenda. You will have strong technical skills in design, monitoring, evaluation and communication of impact. This is in addition to sound stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage, influence and collaborate across all levels of the organisation and within the sector.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a diverse team.
  • Good understanding of the international development context and key issues, including Australian market needs around evidence and impact.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline – International Development, Evaluation, Research, Strategy or a relevant technical field within WVA’s evidence building areas.
  • High level of experience in Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E), research and communicating evidence of impact.
  • Experience in capacity building and knowledge sharing.

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

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

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures 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 vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  

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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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