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Senior Research Consultant

  • Melbourne, VIC
  • This position has been filled

Website Orima Research

  • Senior Research Consultant – inform policy, programs and services for the disability sector, Melbourne.

Flow Recruitment is proud to be working in partnership with ORIMA Research, Australia’s leading public-sector consultancy.

ORIMA Research’s strategically important research studies support the development and evaluation of public sector policy and programs and for-purpose services. They use ethical, inclusive and evidenced-based approaches to inform government and for-purpose organisational decision making. Simply put, their work matters and contributes to people, and their wellbeing, in our society.

In 2020, ORIMA established a dedicated Disability Services Research Division that conducts inclusive, accessible, robust, ethical and high-quality research and consultancy services to inform policy, programs and services for the disability sector. The Division takes a person-centred approach to research design and implementation working with internal and external subject matter experts to maximise research participation and outcomes.

The Division executes a diverse range of projects covering strategic impact, evaluation and measurement frameworks, customer feedback, staff engagement and business intelligence. Many of our projects require mixed methodology, including both qualitative and quantitative research components, and involve people with a lived experience of disability with diverse communication needs. For these projects, it is essential that the qualitative and quantitative research components are well-aligned and that the reporting is combined in a streamlined and seamless way. The nature of the projects require flexibility in research design, strong problem solving skills and ability to quickly understand the client need and identify how research could be used to address it.

We are looking for an experienced researcher with solid understanding and application of best practice research design, evaluation frameworks and quantitative methods and analysis.

Experience in working with the not-for-profit sector and an understanding of broader client business problems and strategic intent related to the provision of human services, particularly to people with a disability, would be advantageous.

The researcher would work within a small team of highly skilled researchers with a passion for social research in the human services sector. The researcher would contribute to establishment of research practice excellence for people with a disability across ORIMA Research.

Key Duties/ Responsibilities

Some of the key duties will include:

  • Advising clients on optimal research design, project planning and development, execution and reporting
  • Development of program logic evaluation frameworks
  • Development of appropriate research instruments, both quantitative and qualitative, incorporating best practice
  • Questionnaire design and, where relevant, incorporating key insights from qualitative research and stakeholder input
  • Analysis planning and conducting and/or supervising quantitative analysis in SPSS and Excel

Position Description

Please see the full position description here.

How to apply
Applications must include the following:
1. CV
2. academic records (including transcripts of tertiary qualification/s)
3. cover letter (of no more than 5 pages) addressing the key job requirements

Our recruitment process is as follows:
Stage 1: First interview
Stage 2: Psychometric testing followed by second interview
Stage 3: Skills testing followed by third interview

If this sounds like the career move you have been waiting for, get in touch with James at or call on +61 (0) 408 509 289. All conversations will be treated as private and confidential.

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