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General Manager Research and Evaluation (VPSG6)

Job posted: 11/09/2020
Applications close: 27/09/2020 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 Years

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $120,692 - $161,511

Occupation: Research

Reference: VG/1481881

Reference: VG/1481881

Occupation: Research

Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Respect Victoria was established as a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 (the Act) on 4 October 2018. Respect Victoria, by its establishment fulfils Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Respect Victoria will deliver on the commitments legislated in the Act and the objectives outlined in Free from Violence: Victoria's strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Respect Victoria is governed and led by a skills-based Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Respect Victoria is focused on the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women. Prevention means stopping violence before it starts, by changing the norms, practices and structures that allow it to happen.

Respect Victoria provides leadership in the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women, through advice on policy and program reform to improve the way Government, organisations and the community prevent family violence. This includes setting standards, building and testing outcomes, advising government on the suitability of funding, and communicating, raising awareness, and engaging with the community on family violence prevention.

Respect Victoria's key functions, as outlined in the Act are to:

  • Provide advice to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence to assist in policy and decision making, and the suitability of funding for family violence prevention programs
  • Monitor, assess and endorse programs carried out by organisations, and support organisations with advice, information and support
  • Promote awareness in the community of programs, activities and campaigns, including behavioural change campaigns and the Victoria against Violence campaign
  • Undertake, procure, and disseminate research
  • Report on trends in family violence prevention

The General Manager, Research and Evaluation is the key position to lead, develop, implement and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of integrated, research, monitoring and evaluation initiatives in line with the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 and Respect Victoria's strategic priorities.

Research indicates that family violence and violence against women is preventable if we work together as a community to address the underlying drivers that create the conditions in which all forms of family violence and violence against women occur. We are doing this by undertaking and commissioning research to understand more about these drivers and how they relate to the norms, practices and structures perpetuating inequality in public and private life.

The General Manager, Research and Evaluation will uphold Respect Victoria's leadership responsibility in confirming  a holistic primary prevention research agenda, and in establishing an allied approach with other research bodies to prosecute this agenda and drive sustainable investment in research and evaluation. Concurrently General Manager Research and Evaluation will lead the team in continuing to build the evidence base through completion of existing foundational and action research projects commissioned by Respect Victoria, and driving their dissemination, uptake and impact.

The closing date for this position is midnight, Sunday 27 September 2020.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

For more information about the position, please refer to the position description attached.

General Manager Research and Evaluation (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 3 Years

Job classification:

VPSG6

Contact:

HR team | hr@respectvictoria.vic.gov.au

General Manager Research and Evaluation (VPSG6)