Evaluation Specialist, Cube Group Management Consulting (Melbourne)
Closing date: Friday 7th May 2021
About Cube Group
The future is bright. At Cube Group, we’re sure of it. Our team has a shared vision for a better future, and we’re working hard to make it happen. We are a dynamic firm that exists to create practical solutions that have a positive impact on the communities of Australia.
Our people are our key to success. We work best when we work in close collaboration with our clients. We bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and ideas to projects. We use our tact and good judgement to turn complex challenges into practical and realistic actions.
The opportunity and role
We are confident about the future for our clients and our team are experiencing a growing workload as we head into 2021. To support this, we are looking for research and evaluation specialists eager to work on a diverse range of projects for our purpose driven clients.
At Cube Group, you can expect to work across sectors to design, develop and lead process and outcomes evaluation projects. So, what might a typical week at Cube look like?
- Undertake intensive desktop research into existing policies, best practices, contemporary literature, independent reviews and reports (such as Royal Commission findings) to find insights into key themes and trends impacting public purpose organisations.
- Take responsibility for leading, coordinating and/or supporting consultations that bring together clients and a range of stakeholders across industry, government, and the broader community, in face to face – or virtual – settings. Drawing on your communication skills you will distil key themes and provide succinct summaries of these sessions that help co-create solutions and a shared way forward.
- Development of program logic or theory of change and other associated evaluation methodologies for initiatives and programs within the health, human services, emergency management and other sectors.
- Analyse client data (qualitative and quantitative) to identify trends in population needs or service delivery and translate these trends into insightful observations to form the basis for our recommendations.
- Design, build and oversee a survey to determine behaviours and attitudes of key stakeholders and analyse the results, to bring the voice of key people to influence important decisions.
- Drafting engaging and compelling strategies, plans, reports or advice for senior decision-makers in not-for-profit or government organisations. Your written contribution may include setting up templates, preparation of charts and other visuals, developing comprehensive reports and proof reading.
- Join in dynamic discussions at our team meeting, where you will hear key project updates and have the opportunity to provide your own insights. We'll acknowledge recent birthdays (perhaps even sing!) and coordinate our next team get together.
What you will bring:
We’re looking for curious, dedicated, insightful and practical team members. People with a sense of spirit, who seek to drive positive outcomes and make a real difference through rewarding careers.
- A bachelors or master’s degree in a relevant field and / or a post-graduate qualification in evaluation
- Demonstrated experience in design, development and implementation of evaluations and a range of methodologies, including program logic and theory of change
- Exposure to social policy, health and human services or emergency management sectors would be ideal
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated proficiency in interpreting, analysing and making sense of qualitative and quantitative data
- Great writing skills and the ability to convey information with simplicity and clarity
- Stakeholder consultation and engagement
- Audience and setting appropriate verbal communication skills
- Project management skills with the capability and competence to work across a range of projects, balance priorities, work to timelines and adapt to the situation at hand
- Experience managing demands and expectations of both internal and client stakeholders
- A connection to Cube's values and a desire to contribute to meaningful change
- Consulting skills are highly desirable
Why work with us?
At Cube we live our values every day. We think big, we think differently, and we combine bright ideas with evidence and insight. We collaborate, recognising we don’t have all the answers we bring people together to find them. We don’t have a too hard basket. We are open-minded, resourceful and resilient problem solvers. Cubies actively support and encourage each other to succeed in all aspects of our work and lives. We know we are stronger together.
What to expect
- As a certified B Corporation, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, putting purpose over profit
- Work on projects that create meaningful change to the things Australians care about the most
- Exposure to, and the opportunity to build a career across multiple sectors and service offerings
- Support in determining how, when and where you work to achieve your potential
- Headquartered in Melbourne’s CBD, our office hub features collaborative work-spaces and state-of-the-art end-of-trip facilities
- Cube Group is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where individual strengths, contributions and unique points of view are valued.
Details of how to apply:
Together, we can be an unstoppable force for good.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your practical experience, what appeals to you about this opportunity and why you are the right fit for Cube Group to We will review applications as they are received, so don't delay.
To apply you must have Australian Permanent Residency or the right to work in Australia.
Our team is made up of extraordinary people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Cube welcomes the unique contributions that you can bring and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.