- Singapore location
- 2 year full-time contract
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation is an intermediary organisation positioned between the domains of policy, research and practice within child, youth and family services.
Our mission is to achieve the most desirable life outcomes for children facing adversity – and their families and communities – through better use of evidence in practice and policy.
We do this by:
- Generating evidence that contributes to the design of effective policies and programs that support children, families and their communities
- Translating and disseminating high-quality evidence to support evidence-informed policymaking, thereby promoting policy and service decisions that have the best chance of succeeding
- Using the science of implementation to build the capacity of organisations to effectively deliver high-quality services
- Increasing the effectiveness of policy and services through rigorous evaluation of policies, services and their implementation
The Project Manager is critical in the delivery of the evaluation of the KidSTART programme. KidSTART is a pilot programme for low-income and vulnerable young children, to enable them to have a good start in life. The pilot coordinates and strengthens support across agencies, extends new forms of support, and monitors the progress of children from birth onwards. The Project Manager is responsible for leading a team of Research Assistants and coordinating and supervising the collection and collation of data and analysis for the evaluation. The Project Manager will support the Chief Investigator Group, draft and coordinate input for evaluation reports and interact with key stakeholders in Singapore, including children, families, community centres, research institutions, and government stakeholders.
Under the direction of the Director (Singapore office), the Project Manager supports the implementation of the KidSTART evaluation project ensuring high-quality, timely deliverables. Activities will include:
- Deliver projects, or components of projects, requiring strong quantitative and qualitative research evaluation methodologies as directed.
- Lead the conduct of data collection and collation for the KidSTART outcome evaluation in Singapore.
- Train and/or support training of research assistants in evaluation methodology and instruments where required.
- Support and supervise Research Assistants to undertake data collection and collation.
- Draft evaluation project reports and other publications, including coordinating input from Chief Investigator Group members.
- Facilitate strong relationships externally with children, families and community centres as required.
- Work in an integrated way with others on the CEI team, bringing high-level research and evaluation expertise to help achieve project outcomes.
- Develop, support and follow research and evaluation quality control processes.
- Develop, monitor and update project work plans and deliverables for the KidSTART evaluation.
- Interface with clients/funders and other project stakeholders to plan, implement, review and report on the KidSTART evaluation as needed and requested.
- Run and provide support to the KidSTART Chief Investigator Group by preparing agendas, reporting progress, raising issues of concern or risk, documenting decision-making and enacting required changes.
- Provide support to the Director in budgeting, progress and financial reporting.
- Provide technical support to the project at all stages.
- Liaise with and manage partner organisations on the contractually compliant delivery of agreed inputs and achievement of agreed outputs and outcomes.
- Identify project performance and contract issues and support their timely resolution.
- Keep abreast of political, social, economic and security developments in Singapore.
- Contribute to the preparation of project proposals and tenders for other CEI work
- Participate in CEI Singapore and global staff and learning development meetings
- Other duties as required
- Knowledge of and a commitment to the work of CEI
- Strong sense of professional ethics and commitment to evidence-based practice
- Demonstrated ability to show initiative, solve problems, analyse and interpret data
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills including problem resolution and a collaborative approach to multi-disciplinary teamwork
- Understanding and knowledge of Quality, OH&S and Equal Opportunity principles
- A willingness to show high motivation, to establish priorities, set and maintain deadlines with a demonstrated ability to use initiative
- Practices with a high level of integrity and professionalism
- Commitment to the ongoing development of a strong team culture
- High levels of motivation and energy
- Eager to participate and contribute to a learning environment
- Commitment to ongoing professional development
- Ability to be proactive and positive in solving problems
Key Selection Criteria:
- Honours or Master’s degree in health, social science, psychology, or relevant discipline.
- Demonstrated prior experience in Research or Evaluation Project Management roles, including field supervision of staff.
- Experience in conducting quantitative research, including survey data collection and collation.
- Experience in conducting qualitative research, including interviews and focus groups.
- Track record in delivering research and evaluation projects within agreed timeframes.
- Strong project time management and organisational skills, with an ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a broad variety of stakeholders from policy, research and practice.
- More than 3 years experience managing research and evaluation projects.
- Client/Funder relationship management skills.
- Knowledge of the parenting, early childhood, and child welfare literature.
- Experience administering psychosocial assessments and observational measures with families.
For further information, please sent to Operations Co-ordinator, Patricia Thong, [Click Here to Email Your Resume]
Closing date: 4 November 2019
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.
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