ARTD Consultants is a leading Australian public policy consultancy firm delivering services in evaluation and strategy. Our vision is for a more thoughtful world, in which citizens and decision-makers use evaluative tools to design and refine action for the public good. Our values are commitment, critical thinking, curiosity, creativity and collaboration.
We work with clients in government departments and non-government organisations around Australia. We offer a flexible, friendly and cooperative work culture with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
We are seeking a skilled and experienced evaluation manager to join one of our Sydney teams, managing projects in our Aboriginal projects portfolio, as well as evaluations of in a broad range of human services policy and program areas.
ABOUT THE ROLE
An ARTD Manager is responsible for managing consultancy projects to fully meet client requirements and achieve income targets. A Manager also contributes to ARTD’s strategic directions in winning new business, supporting professional growth of staff, building our capacity and the quality of our services.
You will be expected to:
- Coordinate and prepare proposals with the oversight of a Director or Senior Manager
- Manage consultancy projects as project manager in line with ARTD’s guidelines including:
- manage communications with clients to understand and meet their needs
- develop and maintain the project plan in consultation with the team
- put together and manage a team of ARTD employees (and where appropriate sub-contractors) with the competencies and time to fully meet the project’s requirements
- lead the project team and coordinate project activities and ensure the achievement of agreed milestones/ deliverables to quality and budget
- maintain the quality of all processes and deliverables by monitoring and making improvements
- alert Directors to jointly manage risks as they arise
- write and present project findings in formats that meet client and other audience’s information needs
- As a member of project teams, contribute professional expertise and agreed services to consultancy projects with accountability to other project Managers
- Establish and manage professional relationships with clients
- Achieve your agreed annual consulting target income
- Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation through:
- building your own skills
- drawing on your specialist knowledge to help develop conceptual/ analytical frameworks, methods and tools needed for project design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting
- coaching other staff
- Grow your own and ARTD’s profile (e.g. through publications, presentations, attendance at conferences, maintaining networks)
- Maintain records required for ARTD’s administration, quality and reporting systems
- Undertake internal projects and other duties as assigned by Directors.
- Demonstrated experience in writing successful proposals for large and/or complex projects
- Demonstrated ability to develop mixed-method evaluation designs
- Demonstrated ability to manage program evaluation or research on social policy and programs of varying scales to a high quality on time and on budget, including achieving ethics approval and managing team members
- Demonstrated commitment to developing own skills and those of other staff
- A sound understanding and track record of working with Aboriginal people and communities, and other diverse groups
- Demonstrated ability to write reports that communicate technical concepts to non-expert audiences
- Demonstrated experience building collaborative working relationships with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders
- Critical thinking, conceptual and analytical ability
- Qualification or commensurate professional experience in social sciences or other relevant discipline e.g. sociology, policy, anthropology, development studies, psychology, economics, communications
- Desirable: post-graduate qualifications
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is a permanent, full-time role located in our Sydney office.
Your salary will be commensurate with your experience. We offer attractive conditions, including Christmas bonus leave, the opportunity to work flexibly (remotely and in alignment with your broader commitments) and a strong commitment to professional development.
Please phone Sarah Schofield on 02 9373 9910 to ask about the application process. Applicants who cannot specifically address the selection criteria and do not complete the set task will not be considered for the role. Application process closes on Friday October 9, 2020.