Summary of program and its objectives:
The Research and Policy Centre (RPC) is one of eight divisions at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (the Brotherhood) and has responsibility for seeding new approaches to social policy, programs and practice that help shape a better future for individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty, inequality and social exclusion.
Main responsibilities of the role:
The Senior Manager Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will advance the BSL’s mission to effect systemic policy change by creating an internal evidence base that demonstrates the effectiveness of innovations in service delivery and program development.
With a focus on establishing monitoring strategies and refining associated systems, the Senior Manager will work closely with teams across the BSL to produce high quality output, outcome and impact reporting. Such reports will be suitable for multiple purposes, including research, evaluation, program development and review, advocacy and influencing and marketing and engagement.
Reporting to the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), the Senior Manager will contribute to the lively and curious culture of Research and Policy Centre (RPC) that values debate and evidence, exploring the relationship between theory and practice as it applies to strategies to mitigate social exclusion and end poverty.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
- Highly developed methodological skills in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
- Fluency with statistical software applications (R, STATA, SPSS,) and data visualisation techniques and packages (Tableau, PowerBI, ArcGIS)
- Excellent written communication skills including an ability to develop content using appropriate mediums for a range of publications and audiences
- Capacity to develop effective working relationships across functional areas and with key external stakeholders and lead collaborative efforts to advance work
- Well-developed influencing, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
- Resourcefulness and dexterity to lead change in an evolving environment while balancing the interests and priorities of different stakeholder groups
- Extensive experience undertaking monitoring and evaluation within human and community services, including establishing data collection and reporting practices and processes
- Demonstrated database or front-end design experience with a client management and/or reporting system, e.g. ETO, Penelope, CSNet, SocialSuite
- Proven experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team, including management of recruitment, performance management and professional development
- A track record of successfully delivering a portfolio of projects and managing change initiatives
- Experience working directly with practitioners to build M&E capability including convening planning and training seminars and workshops
Knowledge & Qualifications
- Postgraduate qualifications in statistics, evaluation or the social sciences
- Understanding or capacity to quickly acquire understanding, of the not-for-profit sector and the areas in which the BSL works
- Understanding of current debates and emerging practice in M&E methods
- Peer reviewed publications are highly regarded
Wisdom & Valuing
- Passion for developing, understanding and harnessing evidence to improve service delivery, inform decision making and influence policy design and reform to end poverty
- Integrity, maturity and strong personal and business ethics combined with sound judgement and a commitment to transparency and accountability
- Uses discernment and interpersonal skills to establish other’s needs, concerns, feelings, expectations and motivations
- A strong commitment to developing the capacity and capabilities of staff and colleagues and to release the full-potential of their skills and knowledge
This is a full time position working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.
Base annual salary range from $96,000 - $106,000 based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are also available to increase take home pay.
For further information about the role email Shaun McMahon on Shaun.McMahon@bsl.org.au
As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.