Senior Adviser, Research, Evaluation and Translation


Respect Victoria 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 Chief Executive Officer.

Respect Victoria is focused on the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women. Prevention means stopping violence before it starts, by changing the norms, practices and structures that allow it to happen.

Respect Victoria provides leadership in the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women, through advice on policy and program reform to improve the way Government, organisations and the community prevent family violence. This includes setting standards, building and testing outcomes, advising government on the suitability of funding, and communicating, raising awareness, and engaging with the community on family violence prevention.

Respect Victoria’s key functions, as outlined in the Act are to:

  • Provide advice to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence to assist in policy and decision making, and the suitability of funding for family violence prevention programs
  • Monitor, assess and endorse programs carried out by organisations, and support organisations with advice, information and support
  • Promote awareness in the community of programs, activities and campaigns, including behavioural change campaigns and the Victoria against Violence campaign
  • Undertake, procure, and disseminate research
  • Report on trends in family violence prevention.

More information on Respect Victoria is available at

Job Details
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Department: Respect Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/RV/RES/550336
Closing Date: 21-Nov-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2019-11-12 VPS5 550336 Senior Adviser Research Evaluation and Translation CLOSING DATE EXTENDED.pdf (PDF, 152KB)

Contact: Anne Stephens
[03] 909 68258

Position Details

The role will support the establishment of the strategic research and evaluation structures and systems at Respect Victoria that will generate the organisation's knowledge base and inform policy and campaign directions for the primary prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women.

The successful candidate will:

>         have a demonstrated track record of managing academic research and evaluation projects in or with higher education institutions in family violence and/or violence against women, or a closely related field

>         have a strong knowledge of research methodology, including quantitative research experience and be able to demonstrate how their research was used to inform policy or program design and the mechanisms used to achieve this level of research impact

>         an understanding of primary prevention as a public health approach

>         be accountable for research contract management

>         be responsible for identifying, managing and where necessary escalating emerging risks and urgent issues

>         be able to provide efficient and effective liaison with stakeholders and represent Respect Victoria in a professional manner

>         provide specific guidance and practical advice about how our organisation can support the self-determination of Aboriginal Victorians and an articulated approach to intersectionality.

This role presents a great opportunity for the right person to grow and expand with our organisation.

Are you…

>         a creative problem solver who enjoys designing and developing knowledge systems from the ground up?

>         able to translate and communicate knowledge with purposeful and meaningful tools and resources for various audiences?

>         able to work both independently and in a team?


How to Apply:



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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