About the role
The Director, Research and Evaluation is the key position to lead, develop, implement and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of integrated, research, monitoring and evaluation initiatives in line with the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 and Respect Victoria’s strategic priorities
This Executive position will uphold Respect Victoria’s leadership responsibility in confirming a holistic primary prevention research agenda, and in establishing an allied approach with other research bodies to prosecute this agenda and drive sustainable investment in research and evaluation.
- A research and evaluation leader with a proven record of achievement in the establishment, completion, dissemination and uptake of effective evidence-informed research and evaluation functions and initiatives?
- A professional who is able to lead the development and implementation of effective systems, processes and products designed for measurable, maximum impact in driving long-term change?
- A strategic professional committed to making a difference, who can effectively lead the governance, management and operational structures and systems to achieve key agency functions in research, monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with others?
- A professional with specialist gender equality, inclusion and diversity, primary prevention or family violence knowledge and experience?
The Director will uphold Respect Victoria’s leadership responsibility in confirming a holistic primary prevention research agenda, and in establishing an allied approach with other research bodies to prosecute this agenda and drive sustainable investment in research and evaluation.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, authoritatively advising and leading change, including advising the agency’s Board of Directors and supporting the agency’s Research and Evaluation Committee, and driving primary prevention research and monitoring outcomes and impact through other relevant governance fora.
Who we are looking for
- Relevant experience in institutional, corporate and/or government research and evaluation.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, primary prevention and/or family violence.
- An individual who can build team commitment by demonstrating personal conviction; translates organisational strategy into meaningful long-term plans and objectives for own area of responsibility; motivates others to deliver against goals.
- A strategic planner who thinks at the big picture level, entertains wide-ranging possibilities in developing a vision for the future, works across multiple time frames, translates strategic direction into day-to-day activities.
- A leader who understands people management ensuring team is aligned with values and goals.
- Someone who can identify and respond to stakeholder’s underlying needs; uses understanding of the stakeholder’s organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieved.
- Tertiary qualification/s in fields related to strategic research and evaluation.
What you can expect
- Conduct meaningful work contribution to the preventing of family violence and violence against women.
- A competitive remuneration package including 9.5% superannuation.
- A fantastic remote employee engagement program, flexible work arrangements, and health and well-being initiatives.
- An emphasis on work / life balance.
- High-performing team environment.
About the organisation
Was established as a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 (the Act) on 4 October 2018. Respect Victoria, by its establishment fulfils Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Respect Victoria will deliver on the commitments legislated in the Act and the objectives outlined in Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Respect Victoria is governed and lead by a skills-based Board and CEO.
Respect Victoria is focused on the prevention of all forms of family violence for all Victorians. No matter their gender, age, sexuality, ability or cultural background. Prevention means stopping violence before it starts, by changing the culture that allows it to happen.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role is the function leader for Research and Evaluation that is the setting of standards, building and testing outcomes, and driving integrated and evidence-informed prevention programming in pursuit of long-term social change.
How to apply
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Please quote in application: Director Research and Evaluation via Pro Bono Australia.