CIRCA is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and dedicated Consultant to join our small Sydney team, in a full-time position. CIRCA is a market leader in social research and evaluation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or a language background other than English, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be a will be analytical and motivated to make a difference in the education sector. If this role sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

The Research Consultant - Evaluation position entails:

  • Working in a client-focused team, committed to best practice when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • Responding to research and evaluation requests, designing culturally appropriate and culturally safe methodologies and evaluation frameworks, and preparing detailed proposals
  • Managing and conducting fieldwork, including the development of research and evaluation tools, undertaking qualitative and quantitative research (including interstate travel), briefing and supporting bilingual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research partners
  • Conducting analysis of a range of qualitative and quantitative data, delivering strategic insights, preparing written reports and verbal presentations
  • Collaborating in all aspects of project management and developing new business.

Selection criteria

To be successful for the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in program evaluation
  • History of successful project planning and management, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team, as well as manage several projects and tasks concurrently within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to collate, analyse and synthesise research data into high-quality reports for diverse stakeholders, including government. Experience in quantitative research methods is desirable.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Interest in new and innovative research and evaluation approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships
  • Ability to develop and sustain strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD stakeholders, communities, and government
  • Direct experience or a strong interest in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse communities.

At CIRCA we provide our employees with excellent working conditions, a modern, respectful, collaborative culture, ongoing support, and a family-friendly environment accommodating a range of personal circumstances.

How to apply

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To apply, please email your CV, a cover letter, and a document outlining your responses to the selection criteria to: Jess Willis:

Enquiries: Lena Etuk, CIRCA Director, Research & Evaluation: +61 2 8585 1330

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be assessed.

This position will be open until it has been filled, but preference will be given to applications received by 11:30pm 17 November 2022.

A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

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