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Research Consultant

  • Client Side Roles
  • Sydney, NSW
  • This position has been filled

Website CIRCA, Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia

CIRCA is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and dedicated Consultant to join our small Sydney team, in a full-time, 6-month contract position. CIRCA is a market leader in social research and evaluation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or a language background other than English, are encouraged to apply.

The Research Consultant position entails:

  • Working in a client-focused team, committed to best practice when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • Responding to research and evaluation requests, designing culturally appropriate and culturally safe methodologies and evaluation frameworks, and preparing detailed proposals
  • Managing and conducting fieldwork, including the development of research and evaluation tools, undertaking qualitative research (including interstate travel), briefing and supporting bilingual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research partners
  • Conducting analysis of a range of qualitative and quantitative data, delivering strategic insights, preparing written reports and verbal presentations
  • Collaborating in all aspects of project management and developing new business.

Selection Criteria
To be successful for the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in social policy, social research and/or program evaluation
  • History of successful project planning and management, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team, as well as manage several projects and tasks concurrently within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to collate, analyse and synthesise research data into high quality reports for diverse stakeholders, including government. Experience in quantitative research methods is desirable.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Interest in new and innovative research and evaluation approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships
  • Ability to develop and sustain strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD stakeholders, communities, and government
  • Direct experience or a strong interest in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse communities.

At CIRCA we provide our employees with excellent working conditions, a modern, respectful, collaborative culture, on-going support, and a family-friendly environment accommodating a range of personal circumstances.
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To apply, please send a cover letter, your responses to the selection criteria, and your CV to:
Jessica Willis
16 Eveleigh St, Redfern NSW 2016

Enquiries: Lena Etuk, CIRCA Manager, Research & Evaluation
Email: 61 2 8585 1330

Closing date: 10 July 2020

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