First listed on: 13 January 2022

The Opportunity

Do you have monitoring and evaluation skills? Would you like to contribute to an important project with meaningful collaborations across Australia? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for an Evaluation Officer to join the EC Australia team at Burnet which implements a national partnership program aimed at eliminating hepatitis C in Australia.

In this role, you will lead the monitoring and evaluation of key health promotion activities within EC Australia. You will oversee formal evaluations and be accountable for delivering on an evaluation plan, from data collection through to formal reporting.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Reviewing, refining, and planning for the implementation of formal evaluations of health promotion activities;
  • Sourcing, collecting, collating and analysing quantitative and qualitative date;
  • Engaging with external stakeholders to ensure health promotion activities are implemented and evaluation-related data is collected;
  • Contributing to the preparation and dissemination of evaluation reports and other project documentation;
  • Supporting the implementation of project communication and stakeholder engagement strategy

You will also be given the opportunity to grow your skills, lead analysis, write academic papers, present at conferences, and build on your understanding of health promotion and monitoring and evaluation!

Refer to the attached position description for full details. This is a 12-month contract, and we are open to both full time or part time candidates (0.6 – 1.0 FTE). You will have flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home!


Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential requirements:

  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion community-based programs
  • High level qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis skills
  • Capacity to problem solve and negotiate successful outcomes in potentially challenging circumstances.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience developing analytical reports and the ability to present information to diverse audiences.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as experience using NVivo and SPSS.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organisational skills, self-motivation and enthusiasm

Previous experience in public health research and Knowledge of viral hepatitis would also be preferable!


The Burnet experience…

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development


Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).


Sounds great! How do I apply?

Apply below and attach the following documents:

  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees
  • A cover letter addressing the below two questions:
  1. What is your experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion community-based programs?
  2. In your previous roles, what actions have you been responsible for in relation to sourcing, collecting, and collating relevant quantitative and qualitative data.

Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday, 30 January 2022. Applications not including responses to the above two questions will not be considered.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.