Senior Research and Evaluation Assistant Director

Posted 08 November 2023
Salary$0 - $602.55 per day
Job type Temporary
DisciplineGovernment FederalSupervisor/Team Leader

Job description

Empower Evidence-Based Progress: Be Part of Our Research Team
Are you dedicated to driving impactful decisions through evidence-based practices? Do you thrive in an environment that values research, innovation, and collaborative problem-solving?
Our Client is a Federal Government body that supports Australians and their families by valuing a positive contemporary attitude to disability. They are currently seeking skilled individuals for a critical role in their Research and Evaluation Branch, that contribute to shaping policies and practices through robust evidence and strategic insights.

The role is located in the Perth CBD, and consideration to WFH for up to 2 days per week can be considered after your initial onboarding/training. 

The Opportunity

On behalf of a Federal Government Agency based in Perth we are looking for an EL1 Assistant Director. This is a 12-month assignment. The role is at the EL1 level equivalent offering $602.55 per day 11% super. The rate of pay is casually loaded, as you will not be accruing annual or sick leave.

As part of the Research and Evaluation team, the Assistant Director is a junior leadership position within the team and will support in the planning of conducting evidence reviews (e.g., systematic reviews and living reviews) with the aim to deliver the best available evidence to inform decision making within the Agency.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supervising a small team including allocation of work and supporting development
  • Working with and engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Designing and documenting protocols for environmental scans, evidence snapshots, scoping or systematic reviews of evidence relevant to the models of practice.
  • Conducting searches of scientific and grey literature in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards.
  • Performing research in line with documented protocols for inclusion/exclusion of records, data extraction, quality appraisal and data synthesis.
  • Maintaining project related records including research software or platforms.
  • Preparing and presenting research reports and recommendations for different stakeholders, including internal slide-pack summaries for stakeholders.
  • Contributing expertise in research methods, psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions or neurological disorders or other areas with relevance to disability supports.
To be considered you will demonstrate:
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Experience in the similar role
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Expertise in behavioural insights, workforce development, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation preferred.
  • Experience in the disability, health, or aged care sectors would be advantageous.
  • Qualifications in disability, allied health, public health, or related discipline (PhD or post graduate) preferred.
As this role is within the Federal Government, applications are required to hold Australian Citizenship in order to be considered

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW, or email Donavan at or call on 08 9287 9812

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.