About the position 

Full time, permanent Brisbane based position

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) is the peak body representing, advocating, and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection and family support sector in Queensland. The role of Evaluation Project Officer focuses on the development of supporting and implementing robust evaluation frameworks across new and emerging work within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family sector. This will include supporting ongoing action research that is being implemented across the organisation.

A typical day may include working with colleagues and members to develop monitoring and evaluation plans, collectively identifying action research questions and cycles to implement across work, cofacilitating action research meetings, scribing, analysing and producing evaluation reports aligned to the evaluation framework.

Desired skills and abilities

  • Actively engage and build strong, effective, relationships with key stakeholders including QATSICPP staff, member organisations, research institutes and the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
  • Lead the development and implementation of the evaluation framework and program logic for Delegated Authority and Family Caring for Family including leading and embedding action research processes
  • Develop and undertake data collection using key evaluation methodologies that support culturally strong evaluation practice
  • Work effectively with and provide support to staff across QATSICPP in identifying, collecting, and reporting on data to guide the monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of system and practice issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families within the context of child protection and youth justice
  • Extensive experience in undertaking research and evaluation in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or child protection and juvenile justice
  • Possession of a degree and/or post graduate studies in related content is highly desirable
  • Ability to use qualitative software such as NVIVO or the capacity to attain this skill Mandatory requirements
  • A current Queensland Working with Children Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply
  • High level qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis skills.

Why join us?

Our vision is a future where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong, live in a safe, caring and nurturing environment within their own families and communities, and are afforded the same life opportunities available to other children and young people to fully realise their potential.

This is what our team members say about working at QATSICPP:

“The QATSICPP team are an amazing group of diverse, talented, and passionate individuals. The work we do in the community-controlled sector on family led decision making has provided me with a sense of pride and achievement in my role. I have truly gained a sense of belonging in this team and I am excited to see where my journey at QATSICPP will take me.” Olivia, Project Officer

“I really enjoy working in such a caring, respectful workplace, where our diversity is our strength and you can learn from some truly amazing people doing some really important work.” Lucas, Policy Officer

“Joining the QATSICPP team has been one of the best career moves I have made. I love the opportunities to reinvest creative skills I acquired in years of volunteer work into our projects.” Paula, Communication and Events Co-ordinator


  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 for general expenses plus additional salary packaging of $2,650 for entertainment expenses
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements and work from home options
  • Paid continuous professional development
  • Gifted leave days for end of year office shut-down period
  • Gym membership contribution.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like further information, please email hr@qatsicpp.com.au. 

Your application will include a cover letter (1 page) demonstrating your key capabilities and experience supported by your current resume. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide two professional referees.

Please note we reserve the right to appoint to the position before the published closing date. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.

QATSICPP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a safe and supportive work environment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close 29 January 2023

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