Associate Director Program Evaluation

Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Do you have experience in planning, designing and supervising robust evaluations of programs and policies?
  • Are you a skilled multi-tasker with attention to detail and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others?
  • Ongoing role



The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services. 

We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.


Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 
About the Role

The Associate Director, Program Evaluation leads and manages the delivery of evaluations of Departmental significant programs and projects that assist the Department’s priority setting processes. Lead a small team of evaluation specialists to deliver large scale program, project and policy evaluations and the development of evaluation methodologies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing teams working on evaluation projects and ensure that the methodologies used are rigorous and credible.
  • Managing the delivery of program, policy and project evaluations on time and within budget, consistent with good practice and NSW Government Program Evaluation Guidelines.
  • Providing analysts and other Departmental and external public sector officers with advice on suitable evaluation methods in respect of specific programs, policies and projects.
  • Facilitating program logic workshops with program managers, policy officers and other key stakeholders that support a systematic approach to program evaluation for the Department.
  • Monitoring and reporting on policy, program or project implementation and identify and action emerging issues by scoping and preparing detailed project plans, managing priority projects and resolving any problems to mitigate risks and ensure consistency with Government objectives.
  • Representing the Department at high level state and national policy forums where evaluation expertise is required to deal with complex issues.
  • Managing the performance of staff and the work of project teams, including external consultants, and identify staff capabilities required to enhance evaluation strategies.
  • Ensuring that evaluations undertaken by both internal and external stakeholders is of high quality, on time and within budget.



A bit about you

  • You have extensive experience in undertaking and managing program design and development, KPI formulation and evaluation.
  • You have thorough knowledge of contemporary economic theory, and experience in all aspects of program evaluation planning and delivery.
  • You have tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce or related disciplines or equivalent knowledge and experience



How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.

 
Target Questions:
 

  1. Provide an example of where you developed and applied an innovative methodology for the evaluation of a program. What was the methodology and how did you convince stakeholders of the rigour of your approach?
  2. Describe your management style and provide an example when working to competing deadlines with limited resources. In your example explain how you managed the situation and the final outcome.

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Aleksander Akopyan on 02 9228 3654 or email aleksander.akopyan@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 [11:59 PM]

Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965 - $144,521) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.


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Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Do you have experience in planning, designing and supervising robust evaluations of programs and policies?
  • Are you a skilled multi-tasker with attention to detail and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others?
  • Ongoing role



The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services. 

We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.


Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 
About the Role

The Associate Director, Program Evaluation leads and manages the delivery of evaluations of Departmental significant programs and projects that assist the Department’s priority setting processes. Lead a small team of evaluation specialists to deliver large scale program, project and policy evaluations and the development of evaluation methodologies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing teams working on evaluation projects and ensure that the methodologies used are rigorous and credible.
  • Managing the delivery of program, policy and project evaluations on time and within budget, consistent with good practice and NSW Government Program Evaluation Guidelines.
  • Providing analysts and other Departmental and external public sector officers with advice on suitable evaluation methods in respect of specific programs, policies and projects.
  • Facilitating program logic workshops with program managers, policy officers and other key stakeholders that support a systematic approach to program evaluation for the Department.
  • Monitoring and reporting on policy, program or project implementation and identify and action emerging issues by scoping and preparing detailed project plans, managing priority projects and resolving any problems to mitigate risks and ensure consistency with Government objectives.
  • Representing the Department at high level state and national policy forums where evaluation expertise is required to deal with complex issues.
  • Managing the performance of staff and the work of project teams, including external consultants, and identify staff capabilities required to enhance evaluation strategies.
  • Ensuring that evaluations undertaken by both internal and external stakeholders is of high quality, on time and within budget.



A bit about you

  • You have extensive experience in undertaking and managing program design and development, KPI formulation and evaluation.
  • You have thorough knowledge of contemporary economic theory, and experience in all aspects of program evaluation planning and delivery.
  • You have tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce or related disciplines or equivalent knowledge and experience



How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.

 
Target Questions:
 

  1. Provide an example of where you developed and applied an innovative methodology for the evaluation of a program. What was the methodology and how did you convince stakeholders of the rigour of your approach?
  2. Describe your management style and provide an example when working to competing deadlines with limited resources. In your example explain how you managed the situation and the final outcome.

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Aleksander Akopyan on 02 9228 3654 or email aleksander.akopyan@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Closing date: Sunday 24 February 2019 [11:59 PM]

Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965 - $144,521) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.


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