Research & Evaluation Advisor at Tertiary Education Commission
Tertiary Education Commission
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

If your why is helping decision-makers know and show their success, then come and join us at TEC. We believe in the transformational benefits of education and vocational training and as a result we invest $3 billion a year in tertiary education and training, and seek to lift the aspirations and skill bases of all New Zealanders from ages 7 to 74.

The TEC, our government partners, employers and industry are geared up for change across the careers and tertiary education systems.

We are looking for an experienced evaluator with a nous for research to join our Strategy and Evaluation team where you will be involved in thinking about the long term sustainability of the sector, taking a sector-wide approach to life-long learning and structural changes to the system.

By exploring the difference our investment and programmes make and creating an evidence base you will support strategy development and will have a significant role in making sure our learnings inform what we do in the future.

What will you be doing?

  • Engaging your passion for evaluation to ensure TEC's initiatives and decisions are underpinned by evidence.
  • Working with stakeholders to plan and executes all phases of research and evaluation projects, including design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and reporting.
  • Applying evaluation approaches to programmes and initiatives to support organisational learning and improvement.
  • Participating in inter-departmental teams to complete multidisciplinary evaluation and research projects that provide insights and solutions for internal and external clients.
  • Presenting findings insights across a range of mediums to engage a range audiences.
  • What will you bring to the role?

  • Experience as an evaluator including providing evidence and analysis for a range of audiences
  • You will have a sound understanding of evaluation methodologies, best practice, and what is required for evaluation that makes a difference.
  • Experience applying a range of evaluation and research tools, and an ability to match research tools to match different contexts
  • An understanding of and experience in applying evaluation with different groups (i.e. Youth, Maori and Pasifika)
  • Strong relationship and influencing skills and ability to work collaboratively with different groups across EC and the Broader sector
  • A flair for write clear and compelling papers for a range of audiences
  • What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to work on significant projects at a critical time in an organisation, working as part of a newly forming team - keen to tackle the difficult questions and dedicated to making a difference for New Zealanders.
  • $85- $112k+, depending on relevant experience.
  • The TEC also offers a range of benefits including flexible working options, additional leave and a wellness programme.
  • If this sounds of interest, please apply now.

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