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  • Full time 12 month contract
  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • Based in Alice Springs with relocation assistance offered for interstate candidate

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website:

About the Job

Research and Development (R&D) is central to Children’s Ground’s work and this position will support the ongoing establishment and growth of our internal and external R&D.

You will be responsible for leading the R&E team in Central Australia and providing guidance and support for the team’s work within the communities we work with. This includes team management, training, performance reviews and support.

This position will oversee and support high-quality monitoring, evaluation and research, with a focus on empowering all First Nations staff and families in data, evaluation and research ownership and sovereignty. You will be responsible for working with the R&E team and First Nations staff to implement regular community level evaluation and reporting, as well as locally relevant and robust triennial regional progress evaluation.

The focus of our monitoring and evaluation is to evidence the impact of the Children’s Ground Approach and system. Key to this is the longitudinal evaluation of impact. Children’s Ground is committed to community led practice that privileges First Nations culture. In our monitoring and evaluation, First Nations Community Research teams and leaders are directly involved in the designing of a new way of approaching evaluation.

About You

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Head of Research & Evaluation to join our team. The successful incumbent will have a relevant degree/qualification or the equivalent professional experience in monitoring and evaluation along with demonstrated experience in designing and implementing evaluation and research approaches within a community context. Must have strong skills in MS Office suite including Excel and Access.

How to Apply

Please apply via SEEK where you will be asked to upload a resume and a pitch. Your pitch should tell us why you want to work with Children’s Ground and why you are a suitable candidate. The Selection Criteria in the PD will help you address your pitch.

Applications to be received by COB Friday, 28 June 2024.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

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