Evaluation Officer – Affirmative Measures (Indigenous) - APS Level 6

Date Posted: 10 May 2024
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Employment Opportunity

This exciting role provides you the opportunity to lead transformational and cultural change to make the way the Attorney-General's Department evaluates its work and its impact on Australia's legal framework more inclusive and culturally appropriate. This is a genuine opportunity to embed self-determination and First Nations evaluation practices into government processes to shape the way evaluation is done at a federal level. 

We are committed to embedding First Nations evaluation practices to ensure the way we work empowers First Nations people and supports the Priority Reforms under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. 

The Evaluation Insights team is responsible for uplifting the evaluation maturity of the Attorney-General's Department and ensuring we use best-practice evaluation as part of the departments approach to developing evidence-based policy. The Evaluation Insights team is expanding to reflect the commitment of the Attorney-General's Department to drive evaluative culture within government and to maintain and strengthen the integrity and transparency of the decisions we make.


As an Evaluation Officer your role will involve:

  • providing monitoring and evaluation advice and support across the Attorney-General's Department and Portfolio
  • contributing to design and implementation of organisational evaluation strategy
  • collaborating within the department and with external stakeholders to ensure that the departments monitoring and evaluation practices are strategically aligned and in step with whole-of-government expectations and include First Nations considerations
  • building internal and external partnerships to further whole-of-government evaluation uplift efforts
  • designing and delivering training and resources to uplift evaluation approaches (including First Nations approaches) and capability of the department
  • leading, managing and assisting on evaluation projects using a range of evaluation methodologies
  • collaborating with policy and program teams to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks, deliver evaluations and use evaluation findings in line with the Commonwealth Evaluation Policy
  • building and strengthening partnerships across the department to embed First Nations Data Sovereignty in line with Closing the Gap Priority Reforms


How you can help us make a difference

We are interested in hearing from passionate applicants with experience and skills in First Nations evaluation. We value creative problem solving, embracing challenges and identifying and developing innovative ways of working.


Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • proactively identify opportunities for organisational change
  • expertly use evaluation and research methodologies (including First Nations approaches)
  • understand the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • communicate sensitively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • develop and deliver training, resources and templates
  • project manage and deliver evaluations
  • develop monitoring and evaluation advice and products which are meaningful, well-evidenced, and tailored to the audience
  • build relationships with key stakeholders
  • use a range of written and verbal communication methods appropriate to the audience
  • work in a collaborative environment and with a diverse, inclusive and multi-disciplinary team


The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 31 of the Australian Public Service Commissioners Directions 2022

 To be eligible to apply for this role, you must: 

  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be accepted by community as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
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