EL1 Assistant Director - Researcher/Analyst

Our client is seeking an EL1 Assistant Director to be responsible for the analysis and dissemination of survey findings to a range of stakeholders. The position leverages outputs from the longitudinal studies to engage policy areas and provide strategic advice underpinned by data analysis, contributing to an evidence-base for Government decision-making.

The role involves analysing quantitative information to explore complex problems and deliver outcomes across a number of public policy areas. This requires high quality research, strategic planning and project management skills and the ability to communicate findings in a proactive, customised and accessible way.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Interpret and analyse longitudinal survey data within tight timeframes, using quantitative and qualitative research methods to critically evaluate information.
  • Use large datasets to conduct data analysis and report results in a social policy context.
  • Provide timely, well informed data inputs to contribute to current and emerging policy issues and discussions.
  • Translate data findings to an accessible format for a policy audience.
  • Produce clear, logical and high-quality written products in a range of formats using high-level research skills
  • Initiate and manage projects, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities.
  • Prepare written reports and fact sheets as required.
  • Draft complex written submissions in a timely manner, including proposals, project plans, correspondence, reports, and briefs for the Secretary, the Minister and parliamentary processes.
To be considered you must possess the following skills and experience:
  • Qualifications in research, qualitative and/or qualitative analysis, statistics, economics or social policy
  • Highly proficient in planning and executing targeted research and analysis to draw conclusions and make evidence-based recommendations
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, knowledge of theory and application of descriptive statistics, regression and modelling
  • Advanced proficiency in presenting complex research findings in Plain English via well-structured reports and presentations
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert in the application of project management methodologies to plan, organise and control resources to deliver specific goals or objectives
  • Expertise in working with longitudinal data sets
  • Comprehensive understanding of multivariate data analysis
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Department's social policies, programs and frameworks
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and application of policy modelling for a range of different purposes
A m inimum Baseline security clearance is highly regarded.

You must be an Australian Citizen to apply.

For more information, please call Liz Hawke on 6113 7500 and quote Ref #354305.
Canberra (Canberra)