Senior Research and Evaluation Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please contact the contact person listed on this advertisement.

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ5821B
Closing Date: 28-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ5821 Senior Research & Evaluation Officer - PD.doc (Word, 859KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Dr Maria Abou Abdallah on 0427 113 373

Position Details

About us

The Criminal Law Policy and Operations division delivers strong unified policy on criminal justice matters.

The Community Operations and Victim Support Agency is a business unit within Criminal Law Policy and Operations that is responsible for coordinating a whole of government approach to services for victims of crime and for representing the voice of victims within the Justice system.

The Data, Research, Evaluation and Analysis Team is responsible for data analysis and integrity and providing a robust evidence base for service delivery and policy development across the Community Operations & Victims Support Agency.

About the role

As the Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, you will work closely with the Manager to design and develop a research and evaluation program and will focus on data integrity, performance analysis, research and evaluation. In your role, you will:

  • plan, develop and lead projects designed to analyse complex policy issues and formulate policy options to address identified issues and analyse the effectiveness of the policy and initiatives
  • undertake complex research, investigations and evaluations to identify and resolve emerging issues and risks impacting on the achievement of key initiatives
  • contribute to the effective procurement and management of independent research and evaluation projects
  • deliver expert and authoritative advice options and solutions to highly complex and sensitive issues on the policy and strategic implications of major initiatives
  • actively collaborate across the Agency to facilitate ongoing innovations, partnerships and multidisciplinary approaches to service delivery.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs and policy as well as research and analysis skills, including well developed technical expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • demonstrated expertise in the successful management of projects to achieve objectives and to do so within tight timeframes
  • current and detailed knowledge of the policy environment and operation of Government
  • demonstrated skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data to inform policy development
  • strong stakeholder management with the ability to build and establish relationships.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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