About the team
The Performance Frameworks and Monitoring Unit (PFMU) and the Evaluation Unit (EU) are offering an opportunity for an Assistant Manager to join us. We are one of the leading program assessment units in the Australian Public Service, highly regarded for our innovative approaches to evaluation, and our work is varied and interesting.
Both units are located within the Analysis and Insights Division, a high-profile group which provides analysis and advice to government and contributes to informed public debate via its research and evaluation reports and statistics. The division works collaboratively across government, industry and other stakeholder groups on policy issues relating to industry, innovation, science and the resources sector.
Our ideal candidate
You will have experience in planning for and conducting evaluations or the capacity to develop relevant skills quickly; a broad understanding of the Australian Government’s role in industry policy; and experience working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills; and will be outcomes focused to deliver high quality work. We are looking for an effective team player who can also work autonomously to meet deadlines. You will also have demonstrated experience in supervising team members to lead evaluation projects, and undertaking a strategic leadership role within the Unit.
Tertiary qualifications in evaluation, economics, or social science are desirable.
What you will do
You will provide advice on evaluation activities across the department in line with the principles outlined in the department's Evaluation Strategy 2017-21.
Your work will involve researching existing or new programs, gathering and analysing evidence and providing recommendations to enhance program outcomes. You will lead projects to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks or conduct evaluations for government programs, and support the Units in communicating key evaluation findings and advice to senior managers. Analysis and recommendations developed through your work will help to shape new policy development.
As an Assistant Manager your work will involve overseeing a small team to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and conducting evaluations and other evaluation-related activities in the department.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
This recruitment process is being used to fill a current ongoing Executive Level 1 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Michael Amon via firstname.lastname@example.org, or on (02) 6102 9350.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at email@example.com or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.
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