About Our Watch 

Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children. Our vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our role is to stop violence before it starts. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.  

About the role

Working as one of three Managers within the Government Relations, Policy and Evidence Directorate, this role is responsible for managing Our Watch’s evidence and impact functions, leading a team of Senior Advisors and Advisors.

This important leadership role will be responsible for:

  • Leading Our Watch’s contributions to national primary prevention monitoring, including under the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032
  • Promoting and building understanding of key Our Watch frameworks, including Counting on change to drive evidence-based public policy discourse and decision-making
  • Engaging governments, policy makers, researchers, and others to coordinate and create shared approaches to monitoring and evaluating collective and coordinated primary prevention contribution and impact across Australia
  • Leading Our Watch’s strategic approach to, and use of, evidence to prevent violence against women, including implementing Our Watch’s Evidence and Impact Strategy.
  • Working collaboratively with the CEO, Director Government Relations, Policy and Evidence and others to develop, monitor and report against Our Watch’s Strategic Plan.
  • Leading the development of organisational frameworks and tools to measure and communicate Our Watch’s organisational contribution, impact, and outcomes

The Manager supports the Director Government Relations, Policy, and Evidence to ensure we are a leading national evidence-based organisation, support coordination and knowledge sharing and influence effective policy and decision-making.

About you

You will be an experienced strategic thinker with expertise in strategy, research, and evaluation and/or monitoring. In addition, you will have significant experience in managing teams, developing, and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, and managing multiple overlapping projects, deliverables, and budgets. Key to the success of this role will be the ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships with other Managers and teams within the GRPE Directorate and across Our Watch. You will also be expected to play an effective leadership role within Our Watch, including as part of the organisation’s Leadership Group.

Why work for us

Our Watch is strongly committed to the wellbeing of its employees. We work to continuously improve the policies and processes that ensure an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for the people who work here. Some of the benefits of working with Our Watch are:

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working)
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities including paid professional development
  • Wellbeing programs, such as our Employee Assistance Program
  • Stand up desks
  • Best practice parental leave
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Innovative leave policies, such as floating public holiday leave and cultural leave.

How to apply

Click here to view the position description. Providing a direct response to the key selection criteria for this position is optional, however please ensure you demonstrate in your written application (resume and covering letter) that your capabilities fulfill the requirements of this position. Applications should be sent to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au.

The Our Watch head office is located in Melbourne; however, we also welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all around Australia who wish to work from home in a remote role.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity among its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our Watch encourages applications from people with disability. We want to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you require modifications with the application process to meet your access needs, please contact us.

Applications close 5:00pm AEST Monday 30 January 2023

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