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  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $90,971 – $99,382 + super, generous salary packaging benefits & ‘bonus’ leave
  • Initial 12 month fixed term contract (extension subject to funding)
  • Interstate relocation support available

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.

About the Job

The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Officer will work within our Top End operations team and work alongside First Nations leadership groups, staff and communities to design and implement daily monitoring and 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 data collected as part of our longitudinal evaluation of impact.

The role will be responsible for supporting the core monitoring and evaluation, including leading the implementation of Children’s Ground’s data collection system, local processes, quality assurance and control, with oversight and support from senior R&E staff. It also includes working with First Nations staff and families on their triennial evaluation reports and internal annual evaluation reporting.

The R&E Officer will also engage with leaders and families in communities to support work with communities to develop community research priorities and projects. Children’s Ground’s research and evaluation focuses on evidencing the impact of the Children’s Ground Approach. Children’s Ground works to ensure communities are designing and leading monitoring, evaluation and research projects and priorities that are important for their own children, families and community, as well as policy priorities.

This role will work closely with staff and families to continuing to embed a culture of monitoring and evaluation with all staff and families in the two Top End regions leading Children’s Ground with their communities, including supporting staff in achieving high quality data collection and providing regular data reports and support to use data in planning.

About You

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Research & Evaluation Officer 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. Ideally, you will be First Nations.

How to Apply

Please apply via – SEEK and upload a covering letter with a response to the key selection criteria contained in the position description and your current resume.

Applications to be received by COB Friday 26 July 2023.

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

Position description

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