Research & Evaluation Advisor

Family Life – Transforming lives for stronger communities

  • Work locally in the Bayside Area and make a difference within the Community
  • Enjoy flexible work options and a great team culture
  • Part-time, Permanent opportunity (0.6FTE), minimum 2 days onsite
  • Level 7 SCHADS Award $110,912.88 FTE + Generous Salary Packaging + Super

Family Life is a recognised Employer of Choice. Work with us and be part of our supportive, people-focused culture

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity to join Family Life in a permanent, part-time capacity as our Research & Evaluation Advisor, based at our Frankston and Sandringham offices on Bunurong Land. This role will support Family Life’s capacity to undertake a range of monitoring, evaluation and research activities, enhancing the way we evidence impact and promoting a culture and commitment to demonstrating outcomes for the child and family services sector.

The Research & Evaluation Advisor is responsible for supporting a range of internal and external monitoring, evaluation and research activities. With a focus on continuous improvement and maximising use of data, this role will primarily support Family Life use data and outcome measures to monitor, evidence and inform the work we do with clients and the community.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Work with data systems to extract, analyse and present data to internal stakeholders (for example periodic program specific reports or dashboards, and annual organisation-wide performance and impact reports)
  • Monitor, synthesize and share key learnings from client feedback surveys with service teams to enhance practice improvements
  • Support programs maintain compliance with external donor requirements (for example through program logic development/review, supporting accurate and complete data collection)
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation strategies for different programs and support their implementation. This includes developing and reviewing theories of change/program logics, conducting evaluations and other work in line with Family Life’s Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Framework
  • Assist with the development and analysis of surveys (for example volunteer surveys) and other measurement tools
  • Identify and recommend process improvements to enhance data compliance and use, including promoting ethical standards that value and enhance the voice of clients and community
  • Support tender writing and submissions as required

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is a motivated and experienced monitoring, evaluation and/or research professional, with a higher degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences and experience contributing to evaluation and research projects (preferably in the not-for-profit sector) using a range of methods and designs.

Our ideal candidate can competently work with qualitative and quantitative data sets to analyse and present findings. Experience working with data systems, and analysis and presentation software (Excel, Power BI, NVivo, SPSS) would be highly regarded.

Our ideal candidate can work autonomously and as part of a team, has excellent administration and project management skills, can effectively engage and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, and is open to continued learning and development.


Who we are

At Family Life, we believe every child deserves to thrive in a safe and healthy family environment. Family Life is a specialist family services provider that has worked with children, families and communities for more than 50 years.  Our vision is to work with clients and partners to create capable communities, strong families and thriving children.

We are known for our innovation and whole-of-community collective impact approach. Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships. We are proudly purpose-driven, independent and not for profit. We support our community through our specialist family services, community strengthening programs, a network of op shops, a vibrant engaged volunteer community and passionate skilled staff.

Working at Family Life is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the community in which you live a better place and working with others who feel the same way.

Additionally, you will have access to:

  • Flexible work options and a great team culture
  • Salary packaging (receive up to an extra $18,500 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Additional Paid Leave for End of Year Closedown
  • Purchased Annual Leave Scheme
  • Rostered Day Off Scheme for Eligible Employees
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service for employees

How to Apply

A full position description please click here.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal.

For further information regarding the position please contact Kate Collier, Research & Evaluation Lead on 0421 622 124.

Applications close: Friday 23 February 2024

*We will be reviewing applications as they are received, therefore this role may close sooner if we find the right candidate. Please apply now to ensure you do not miss out!

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

Family Life is a child safe organisation.  We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

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