Senior Project Officer, Review and Evaluation

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/018956A
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: until 31/12/2024
Attachments: PD_018956 VPS5 Senior Project Officer 2024.docx (Word, 185KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Marlinda Duskovic, Manager
03 9623 1351

Position Details

Senior Project Officer, Review and Evaluation

  • Salary: $106,534 to $128,897 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term until 31 December 2024
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC (flexibility may be available)

The Role

Be part of a growing evaluation and design team, working together to maximise the impact of our work.  This is an opportunity to build a deep understanding of Victoria's economy, encompassing investment, trade, tourism, creative industries, and future skills and industries.

In a diverse department like ours, this is a rare opportunity to strategically influence and improve the delivery of key Victorian Government priorities and support inclusive economic growth.

As a Senior Project Officer, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of evaluations across the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions. You will undertake research and analysis and project planning, and support evaluation practice across the department.  You will work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team who are passionate about delivering quality work and driving positive change.

The Team

The position of Senior Project Officer, Review and Evaluation forms a part of the Economic Policy, Projects & Coordination Group and Design and Evaluation Branch. This Branch is growing to strengthen our in-house capability to provide advice across the policy lifecycle and deliver more and higher quality program evaluations. This will better support the Department to understand the impact of its work. Our focus is on helping improve how the department delivers for Victorians.

About You

Strong conceptual and analytical skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Experience in evaluation and review, program and policy design, or behavioural insights would be highly regarded.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Marlinda Duskovic, Manager, Evaluation Project Office on 03 9623 1351 or at

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organsiation and committed to inclusive recruitment. If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

For all “JSE eligible” candidates, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position. Priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23 June 2024.

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