Position details: 

eSafety is looking for a skilled mixed methods researcher with a sound understanding of program evaluation to support the design, delivery and dissemination of high-quality evaluations of eSafety’s programmatic and regulatory online safety initiatives. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced and passionate mixed methods researcher/evaluator dedicated to eSafety’s mission of keeping all Australians safer online. In particular, you will have a strong conceptual and applied understanding of program evaluation, excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, and well-developed communication skills, including the ability to communicate research/evaluation methods and findings in plain, simple, and engaging language.

This role supports the implementation of eSafety’s evaluation activities, including developing program logic models, conducting literature reviews, undertaking fieldwork, and contributing to the analysis, triangulation and interpretation of data. You will also assist in preparing high-quality evaluation reports and presentations and contribute to the development of peer-reviewed journal articles.

You will work alongside an established and expert mixed-methods research team working on projects that inform strategy, policy and programs to address issues such as cyberbullying, parenting in the digital age, and image-based abuse. Our key audiences include children and young people, parents and communities at increased risk of experiencing online harms, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQI+ people, people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

This vacancy is non-ongoing for a period of 12 months. There is a possibility that the position may be extended or become ongoing. A merit pool from this selection process may be used to fill similar ongoing or non-ongoing roles.


To be eligible for employment with eSafety, applicants must be an Australian citizen.

You must also have a current Working with Children check (or equivalent) or be willing to obtain one.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

How to apply

If you consider your skills and abilities match the requirements of the job and this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you. Please apply directly via our online careers portal (https://www.acma.gov.au/careers), which will guide you through the application and submission process.

Your application will need to include:

  • your resume
  • the contact details of two referees
  • a ‘one-page statement’ (maximum 750 words) telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience, and qualifications make you the best person for the jobmonths.

Deadline: 5 February 2023

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