Mar 13, 2019

Now seeking a Director in our Melbourne office

The role:

The primary role of the Director is to lead a portfolio of CEI projects across a range of key CEI strategic activities, with a particular focus on both our implementation science and our research and evaluation areas. The Director will contribute to the development of CEI to grow the Centre’s business and organisational capacity. This is a two year contract.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, planning and delivery of projects, or components of a variety of projects, but primarily service reform, implementation science and research and evaluations
  • Provide strategic and high-level research and evaluation expertise to direct, advise, support and assist team members
  • Take overarching operational responsibility for all project lifecycles
  • Facilitate all HR Management requirements of the team
  • Lead and / or contribute to the development of competitive tenders, including drafting and budget development
  • Identify and build new relationships that contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic plan

What you will bring:

You will be a thought leader with a strong commitment to the professional ethics of research-informed programming, practice and policymaking. High levels of integrity and professionalism will see you reflect the nature of the work as you participate in and contribute to, a learning environment.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Expertise and credibility in at least 2 of the following content areas: public health, child and social welfare, education, health, housing, early years, parenting and families, justice and employment and a willingness to quickly develop expertise in the other areas.
  • Expertise with and excellent understanding in at least 2 of the following areas: research synthesis methods and products, research and practice in the area of implementation science, evidence informed practice in the human service area, and complex evaluation methods
  • Post-graduate degree in Health, Social Sciences or a related discipline
  • An established national and/or international reputation in areas relevant to CEI mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, in particular, ability to write for a variety of audiences including government officials, practitioners and an academic audience and present to a variety of audiences in a number of different settings (e.g., meetings with government officials, practitioners and academic audiences)
  • Demonstrated track record in winning new projects, responding to competitive tenders, preparing proposals to secure new work and negotiating contractual terms of business
  • Advanced client engagement skills including ability to understand client expectations and manage and resolve conflicts to meet business objectives
  • Advanced project management skills, including ability to motivate and mentor teams, align complementary skills and allocate resources efficiently

What’s in it for you:

  • Agile work environment with flexible work arrangement
  • Flexibility in working hours to promote work / life balance
  • Competitive salary + Super + full salary packaging benefits

To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and resume to Robyn Mildon,

Applications close 5pm 25th March.

Position Description – CEI Director

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note: The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.