Senior Policy Officer

  • Sydney
  • Permanent
  • Mon May 6 04:32:41 2019
  • 200003297

2 month contract

State Government Department

Primary purpose of the role

In this role you will be conducting research and analysis to support the delivery of evaluation projects for major Government and departmental initiatives. Analysis is likely to include quantitative analysis of outcome data and survey data, as well as qualitative analysis of stakeholder interviews and group discussions.

Key accountabilities

• Undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis to implement evaluation plans

• Effectively communicate analysis and advice to a wide range of stakeholders and senior

• Contribute to the preparation of high quality evaluation reports

• Provide responsive, accurate and timely advice on evaluation projects and research proposals

• Foster sustainable partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to gain their support and commitment

Key challenges

• Working collaboratively in cross-directorate and cross-portfolio teams in an environment characterised by competing deadlines.

• Providing accurate and timely analysis to ensure that decisions and advice are based on the best possible data and information including an accurate picture of the current situation.

• Maintaining up to date knowledge of current and emerging trends to ensure that the analytical work supporting the development of the Directorate’s proposals, projects and publications is based on up to date contemporary national and international practice.

To be successful in this role you will need at least 5 years’ experience being responsible for identifying and analysing issues as required and preparing and delivering draft policy advice to stakeholders. You will also have experience in developing plans for improved solutions and delivery of policies, processes, guidelines, tools and training as well as providing policy advice and subject matter expertise and guidance to internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate must be prepared to travel throughout NSW including overnight trips.