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Research Associate, Strategy & Advocacy

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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Apply your experience to a values-driven organisation
  • Exposure to interesting and engaging work
  • Melbourne based | Maximum-term | Full-time or Part-time (0.6 FT)

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia by helping businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services.
The Strategy and Advocacy (S&A) team amplifies the work of SVA by leading our strategic policy and advocacy agenda, supporting scale ambitions and driving our knowledge informed impact agenda. 

The position
We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Research Associate to support the delivery of research analysis for SVA’s systems change program of work. Reporting to and working closely with the Director, Strategy & Advocacy, the primary purpose of the position is to support SVA’s drive to understand and change the structural causes behind a key issue in our community: older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Research Associate plays an important role in researching and supporting the development of SVA’s position in the broader national debate, ensuring they are based on combined SVA experience and the best evidence available, while producing high quality research, reports and working documents to inform SVA’s systems change program of work.
Who you are
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a proven ability in compiling quantitative and qualitative desktop research and analysis. We are seeking previous coordination and reporting experience combined with an applied knowledge of project management principles. You will be skilled in research, analysis and synthesis of information and knowledgeable in preparing policy and research briefs and presentations to support SVA’s systems change projects. To be successful in this role you will be effective at prioritising and meeting deadlines and a willing learner able to work across a wide variety of activity. This unique role provides exposure to an interesting and rewarding scope of work addressing disadvantage in Australia.
If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and are excited to join our dynamic team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the position requirements by midnight AEST Wednesday 19 June 2019. SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a first-stage interview in the week commencing 24 June 2019.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Research Associate, Strategy & Advocacy via Pro Bono Australia.

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