Position: Evaluation Officer - MEL

Organisation: Black Dog Institute

Closing date: 11/06/2022

Position details:
Become a part of a team that is devoted to making the world a healthier place.
Full Time permanent position.
Support the evaluation of operational strategy for Black Dog Institute

About Us:

As the only Medical Research Institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. For the past 20 years, we have been at the forefront of mental health research. Rapidly evolving to drive the creation of new knowledge.

Emphasising a devoted focus to into suicide prevention, digital mental health, a workplace mental health, we undertake a unique ‘translational’ research approach that allows us to turn our world-class findings into new treatments, prevention strategies, clinical services, educational programs, and e-health products.

We join the dots by connecting research answers, expert knowledge, and the voices of lived experience to deliver solutions that impact and boost the health care system for patients and practitioners alike.

Our work is used to drive evidence informed change across the rapidly expanding mental health sector and sets the foundations for a brighter and healthier future for all.

What We Offer:

Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year)
Hybrid working model, flexibility in days spent at home and in the office
Ongoing professional development opportunities
Generous parental leave policy
Pet friendly office
Team building and social events

About the Role:

The Evaluation Officer will work with key stakeholders across the organisation to support the development and implementation of a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework against the 2021-26 Black Dog Institute Organisational Strategy. The role will also support work synthesising the learnings from various implementation projects across the Institute.

In collaboration with the Senior Evaluation Manager, you will coordinate and deliver program evaluation activities supporting the Institutes Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework. You will coordinate high-level stakeholder engagement, evaluation implementation, and reporting for both internal and external audiences. This role carries a specific focus on data collection, analysis, synthesis, and interpretation. As well as reviewing background documents, literature, and relevant evidence.

Details of how to apply:
About You:

Tertiary qualifications and relevant research experience in a humanities or social science discipline (e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural studies, media studies, gender studies)
Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research, including analysis of research materials, survey/interview protocol development, interviewing, and analysis
Experience with quantitative (i.e. SPSS) and qualitative analysis software (i.e. NVIVO)
Demonstrated experience supporting the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of formative and/or summative program evaluations or applied research
Demonstrated capacity to contribute to peer-reviewed publications
Proven initiative and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Strong organisational and time management skills.
Knowledge of equal opportunity principles.
Desirable Criteria:

Experience in the Not-for-Profit sector.
Previous experience supporting ethics and research governance applications
Experience with or knowledge of participatory research, co-design principles, or other stakeholder-centred approaches to evaluation

How to Apply:
Please submit all applications via the link below!

EEO Statement:

Black Dog Institute is steadfastly committed to achieving a progressive and diverse workforce that is reflective of our wider community. We celebrate the qualities, beliefs, and practices that make us unique, and are dedicated to the development and progression of our people. We ensure equality of opportunity for all, regardless of age, cultural background, sexual orientation, lived experience, gender identity, disability and/or family status. We look forward to having you join our team at Black Dog Institute.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted. Candidates who apply via email will not be considered.

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