Senior Project Officer, Review and Evaluation

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also 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, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/100116E
Closing Date: 11-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 100116 - VPS5 DE Senior Project Officer Review and Evaluation.DOCX (Word, 121KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sue Heistein
0413 601 607

Position Details

  • $103,920 - $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term 12 month role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Project Officer, Review and Evaluation forms a part of the Design and Evaluation branch within the Strategy and Priority Projects group.

The Group

The Strategy and Priority Projects (SPP) branch brings together specialist skills in economics, modelling, data and evaluation to support all groups across the department to deliver on their priorities. SPP's service offering includes strategy and policy advice, data and analytics, and policy and program evaluation.

The Unit

The Design and Evaluation 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, including the many programs that have initiated to support economic recovery from COVID-19.  Our focus is on helping improve how the department delivers for Victorians.

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 creative industries, tourism and visitor economy, business dynamics, investment and trade, agriculture, and urban and regional economies.

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 lead and contribute to a range of evaluations across the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. You will provide advice, undertake project planning and deliver capacity building activities to 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.

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.

Are you?

  • Wanting to develop or enhance policy, strategy, management consulting and project management skills?
  • Looking for a challenge and variety?
  • Excellent at working with and delivering value for stakeholders and clients?

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sue Heistein; Director, Design and Evaluation on 0413 601 607.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

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.

Applications close at midnight on 11 October 2022.

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