Program Evaluation Specialist, Victorian Electoral Commission (Melbourne VIC)
Closing date: Thursday 22nd July 2021
- VPS Grade 5.2
- Fixed term 18 months. This role is also being offered as a secondment to existing VPS employees.
- Do you have a passion for measuring the impact of community engagement projects and supporting colleagues to learn more about best practice evaluation, enjoy a varied and interesting workload, in a dynamic team, which leads to a genuine impact on decision making?
About the role
Reporting to the Manager Education and Inclusion within our Communication and Engagement Branch, this is a fantastic opportunity where you will have significant impact on building the evaluation expertise and capability of staff within the VEC Communication and Engagement Branch. This will require developing, implementing and reporting on a Branch evaluation plan which aims to ensure systematic outcome reporting.
In this unique role, you will be responsible for supporting and developing evaluation frameworks, program logics and evaluation tools to measure the impact of our community engagement work which focusses on those traditionally under-represented in the electoral process which includes people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations People, people experiencing homelessness or in prison and young people.
You will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation processes and systems to ensure projects and programs are thoroughly and objectively evaluated. This includes developing and reviewing policies, procedures, systems, tools and templates for conducting program evaluation and supporting staff to design and implement robust evaluation of their work.
To be successful in the role, you will bring your in-depth experience in program evaluation to ensure process, outcome and impact evaluations have robust theories of change and are consistent, logical and improve program accountability. You will get the opportunity to work with the VEC Learning and Development Team to design and implement training for VEC staff to build evaluation literacy and capability - specifically the ability to develop program logic models, evaluation measures and tools for new and existing programs and projects.
About the VEC
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.
Our vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. The VEC’s core values drive the way we work to achieve our vision. We are looking for somebody who embraces our five values of: Independence, Accountability, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.
We offer a supportive environment that encourages continuous leadership development and career growth as well as providing a diverse and inclusive environment where you will be comfortable in bringing your whole self to work.
We have wellbeing programs and initiatives which aim to promote a culture of positive wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Program and a social club.
We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive. For any queries or requests please contact Abigail Elliott Manager Education and Inclusion on 0403 820 796 or email .
The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check
* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.
Details of how to apply:
All applicants must submit:
- a current CV and
- a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria (KSC) 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6 from the position description. Access the position description from the Job Details above.
Applications should be lodged online via https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-2021-223
Applications close at 11:59pm on 22 July 2021.