Research Assistant

Centre for Evidence and Implementation| Date Posted: 16-Sep-2019
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Entry Level, Experienced
Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

The organisation:

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is an intermediary organisation positioned between the domains of policy, research and practice within child, youth and family services.  We are a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to achieve the most desirable life outcomes for vulnerable children, families and communities through informed use of evidence in practice, programming and policy.


The role:

In this role you will provide research support to the outcome evaluation of the KidSTART programme in Singapore. 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.


Key responsibilities:


  • Deliver projects, or components of projects, requiring strong quantitative and qualitative research evaluation methodologies as directed.
  • Facilitate strong relationships externally with children, families and community agencies as required.
  • Work in an integrated way with others on the CEI team as required, bringing high-level research and evaluation expertise to help achieve project outcomes.
  • Support and follow research and evaluation quality control processes.


What you will bring:

You will be a proactive and enthusiastic member of the team with a demonstrated ability to solve problems through informed, analytical and critical thinking.  Your strong sense of integrity, professional ethics and commitment to evidence informed practice and policymaking will see you build and influence well-developed relationships and support the ongoing growth of CEI. Your highly developed interpersonal skills will see you engage with stakeholders effectively and impart high-level information clearly and in a manner that is understood by all. 


To be successful in this role, you will have:


  • Skilled and experienced in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, including data collection, collation and interviews
  • Fluent in English and Malay/and or Mandarin
  • Track record in delivering research and evaluation projects within agreed timeframes
  • Experience working with clients independently or under supervision
  • Experience administering psychosocial assessments with families and young children
  • Experience administering observational measures with families
  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results through genuine collaboration with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Evidence of a high level of personal productivity and work impact
  • Strong team work skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in health, social science, or related discipline.


What’s in it for you:

  • Agile work environment
  • Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience


For any enquiries please contact [Click Here to Email Your Resume].


Applications close Tuesday 17 September 2019.


Position Description – Research Assistant


We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.


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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