Position: Research Fellow - Monitoring and Evaluation
Organisation: La Trobe University
Closing date: 16 August 2022

In this exciting new role you will contribute to the design and delivery of culturally appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning and other research services to the Institute for Human Security and Social Change's expanding portfolio of partners in Indigenous Australia and internationally. You will help build relationships with our partners and with other stakeholders. You will contribute to the development of new grant proposals and tenders and to the development and application of new knowledge, including through piloting new approaches, co-authoring research publications and participating in debates.

The Institute for Human Security and Social Change is a Research Centre within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University. Our multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience in Indigenous-led and international development. We aim to understand, support and enable the practice of inclusive social change in Indigenous Australia, the Pacific and Southeast Asia. We do this through research, teaching, outreach and providing direct support to organisations that are involved in social change. We work with these organisations as partners to design and deliver approaches to monitoring, evaluation, research and learning which are politically informed and which draw on different world views and understandings of value and change. We take a developmental approach to providing this support, promoting partner ownership and control, privileging and amplifying the voices of the people that social change initiatives are designed to benefit and building partner and participant capacity.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this position you will be passionate about social change and have a strong commitment to Indigenous-led development. You will have a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience. You will have demonstrated experience and expertise in locally led and culturally appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches.

To secure this role you will understand the role of worldviews, politics and power in these processes and you will be skilled in building relationships and collaborating with diverse stakeholders across different contexts and cultures. You will be able to work both with a high degree of autonomy and as part of a team. Finally, you will be able to travel both within Australia and internationally for 8-12 weeks per year, with this subject to COVID related travel restrictions.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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17% employer contributed superannuation
Onsite childcare facilities
Flexible work arrangements
Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date: by 11:55pm Tuesday 16 August 2022

Position enquiries: Danielle Campbell,

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