First listed on: 04 February 2024

Research and Evaluation Director (Government)


About the company

Government department tasked with making life easier, accessible, and equitable for thousands of individuals and families across Australia. Currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Director to join their busy team for a 12-month temporary assignment.

About the role

As a Research and Evaluation Director, you will manage a multidisciplinary team delivering robust mixed methods research and evaluations, including those involving inferential statistical analyses. In addition, your key duties are as follow:

  • Developing and managing program logic models, theory of change and evaluation frameworks
  • Leading new ways for using existing and new data for measuring outcomes for the Agency and its clients
  • Developing and managing key strategic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders designing and delivering evaluation projects
  • Overseeing and preparing a range of high-quality written evaluation findings including business cases, Parliamentary, Ministerial, Senate Estimates briefs and Agency documentation.
  • Developing, leading, and promoting a culture of evaluative thinking across the Agency and building capacity of other business units to undertake evaluations of their business activities.
  • Collaborate with the Research and Evaluation Branch leadership team, delivering the Research and Evaluation Strategy.

About you

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Proven experience in Evaluation leadership roles including analytics / statistics expertise within a government or consulting environment
  • Previous experience in leading teams in large scale, complex evaluations and government programs
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Background in designing evaluations and producing evaluation logics that reflect the business needs
  • Demonstrates experience of delivering end to end formative and impact evaluations which have informed change.
  • Experience in using quantitative, qualitative and economic methods, and embedding the participant at the heart of the work


  • 12-month temporary assignment
  • Full-time hours, Monday to Friday
  • $750 - $900 per day + super
  • Immediate start pending clearances
  • Brisbane, QLD location

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining examples of your ability to demonstrate the responsibilities and mandatory requirements outlined above. 

*** Please note the successful candidate for the role must hold Australian Citizenship and be willing to complete federal police check ***

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