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Manager: Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy

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Organisation : Respect Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Domestic / Family Violence, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 10 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Respect Victoria


Respect Victoria is a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 (the Act). 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 led by a skills-based Board and Chief Executive Officer.


We are looking for an individual with specialist detailed knowledge and experience in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women, including a detailed understanding of the system infrastructure to support this work in Victoria.


About the role

An exciting opportunity to join our team and play an important role in Respect Victoria, leading and driving long-term systemic change in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women. 


Reporting to the Director Research and Evaluation, as the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy you will support the establishment and implementation of strategic, statewide monitoring and evaluation infrastructure and systems at Respect Victoria and oversee the ongoing evaluation of the Victorian government’s Free from Violence strategy.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated track record of designing, implementing and managing complex, system-level evaluation and outcome frameworks
  • Experience in the development of theories of change for complex social issues 
  • Sound knowledge of evaluation theory and principles and the ability to translate these for mainstream audiences across policy and practice
  • Significant experience in working in prevention-focused evaluation (ideally in the field of preventing violence against women or family violence) 
  • Ideally have post-graduate qualifications in public health, social science and/or program evaluation (not mandatory)


Are you 

  • A strategic thinker and creative problem solver who enjoys designing and developing knowledge systems from the ground up?
  • Passionate about systems approaches to ending violence against women and family violence?
  • Someone who can work independently but who enjoys collaboration with internal and external stakeholders?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

Respect Victoria recognizes strength in diversity and values an inclusive workplace and are committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. We actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer people.

If you are interested in this role, but unsure how your experiences might fit, please contact us for a discussion.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Leadership: Builds 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.
  • Strategic planning: Thinks at the big picture level; entertains wide-ranging possibilities in developing a vision for the future; works across a number of time frames; translates strategic direction into day-to-day activities.
  • Evaluation skills: Formulates and communicates evaluation options and recommendations; keeps up to date with a broad range of contemporary issues; scans for links and potential implications of proposed evaluation options; liaises with stakeholders.
  • Systems thinking: Diagnoses trends, obstacles and opportunities in the internal and external environment; understands the linkages between natural systems and communities to inform evaluation and research; conceptualises and defines the systems working within the organisation.
  • Creativity and innovation: Generates new ideas; draws on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things; actively influences events and promotes ideas; translates creative ideas into workplace improvements; reflects on experience and is open to new ways to improve practice.
  • Collaboration: Works collectively to bring internal and external stakeholders on a journey, build capability and ensure the development of evaluation tools, systems and infrastructure that meets the needs of the field.
  • Communications: High-level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex theories for non-specialist audiences and support the translation of evidence into practical tools and resources for use by organisations and prevention practitioners.


What you can expect

  • Conduct meaningful work to assist Respect Victoria drive long term systemic change in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.
  • A competitive salary plus 10% super
  • A fantastic remote employee engagement program, flexible work arrangements and health and well-being initiatives
  • An emphasis on work/life balance


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Manager: Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Women


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