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Senior Research Officer, Outcomes Measurement - Centre for Social Impact (CSI)

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. We aim to catalyse change by drawing on our foundations of Research, and Education and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.

About the role

  • A$91-99K per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
  • 3-year contract
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • CSI UNSW Sydney (Kensington) office

We are seeking an energetic, collegiate and effective individual who is industry focused and has excellent quantitative and data dissemination research skills and is passionate about contributing to catalysing positive social change and contributing to this new project.

The Senior Research Officer – Outcomes Measurement will conduct research including the measurement and reporting of social outcomes and impact and outcomes measurement capacity building activities. They will also take a lead role in attracting industry research contracts and funding, the development and ongoing management of industry relationships, and project management of industry funded research projects.

This role will also be an integral member of the Amplify Social Impact™ project team. They will contribute to the design of the Indicator Engine online tool, developing the Indicator Engine database, and overseeing data collection conducted by junior research staff and lead engagement of stakeholders in the development of system models, outcomes frameworks, and the subsequent operationalisation of those outcomes frameworks.

Amplify Social Impact™ (Amplify) is an innovative, world-first solution to tackle the root causes of complex social problems to create a more equitable and just society. Amplify will catalyse and facilitate sustainable systemic change, by creating an approach and online platform that will help move the sector away from siloed responses.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a degree in Social Science (quantitative) with subsequent relevant experience and high-level skills in quantitative research
  • Be able to to facilitate and lead online or face-to-face trainings or workshops of diverse audiences regarding measurement of social outcomes, evaluation or monitoring, systems thinking, or technological tools.
  • Have experience attracting industry projects and funding, as well as effectively managing funding pipelines and stakeholder relationships.
  • Have experience in project management
  • Be an effective, proactive [and energetic] researcher with knowledge of program evaluation; outcomes measurement; social impact measurement and indicator development
  • Be an effective communicator with initiative, flexibility and an independent approach to working as part of an industry focused team and across multiple projects.
  • Be excited about, and committed to, the future direction of CSI, our culture and our values.

An applicant for this role must be an Australian citizen or have Australian work rights for the duration of the fixed term role and will be required to undergo a pre-employment qualification check prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria found within the position description in their on-line application. If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.

Download File PD - Snr Research Officer, Outcomes - CSI -.pdf


Megan Day, Operations Manager - Centre for Social Impact


Applications close:  23:59 on  Sunday 12th August 2018

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