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Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Does making a difference drive what you do?

Would you like to work part-time in a fully-flexible work environment?

We are seeking an evaluator who can apply their deep knowledge of evaluation theory and design to

complex contexts. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and populating relevant

resources to support evaluation design and preparing and implementing evaluation plans and processes.

This role will also include assisting with research activities across a range of subject matter areas and in

both private and public sectors.

You would be a great fit for our team if:

  • You are a strong analytical thinker

  • You have a research background

  • You can translate theory in to practice

  • You thrive when given the opportunity to work independently and with initiative, while remaining connected to and being supported by a fantastic team

  • You produce high-quality written work

  • You are committed to meeting deadlines.


Essential skills and experience

  1. Deep knowledge of evaluation theory and design, and the ability to strategically apply this knowledge to complicated and complex contexts

  2. Experience choosing and using appropriate social research methods for gathering information

  3. The ability to assess, understand and synthesise information and draw conclusions from a range of sources (including: qualitative and quantitative data, academic and grey literature)

  4. The ability to think creatively in team contexts to develop solutions to complex problems

  5. The ability to work independently and with initiative to progress project tasks

  6. The ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality written work


Desirable skills and experience

  1. Evaluation qualifications and/or evaluation-specific professional development

  2. Qualifications and/or work experience in the social sciences (for example sociology, psychology, anthropology, ethnography, gender studies)

  3. Advanced Excel skills (preparing and/or interpreting large and complex spreadsheets)

  4. The ability to translate academic knowledge and insights for lay audiences

  5. The ability to create visually appealing models and diagrams (e.g. using Visio or Meerqat).

This is a six-month opportunity, working part-time three days per week (negotiable). Rapid Context has an

exceptional, inclusive workplace culture and a strong commitment to ensuring our team are able to

combine a full life with deeply meaningful work. Your work pattern and location (within Australia) can be

negotiated. This could mean working from home, our office, working school hours, or specific days.

If you'd like to apply to be part of our team, please submit your CV (no more than two pages) and a cover

letter (no more than two pages) with a focus on your evaluation knowledge and experience via email to

Katherine Post (CEO) at If you have publicly available work you’d like us

to know about (for example publications or past projects), please include some links.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Wednesday 17 March 2021.