Department of Regional NSW
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Principal Program Evaluation Officer

Principal Program Evaluation Officer

  • 496320
  • Agriculture
  • Projects
  • Full time opportunity until 30th June 2023
  • All regional NSW locations considered
  • Offering an attractive salary ranging from $131,094 pa + $151,609 pa + super 

 

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.

We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

 

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries.

 

Working as a Principal Program Evaluation Officer you will:

  • Lead and manage the implementation of program evaluation for a wide range of specific strategic programs
  • Lead the development of program evaluation capacity and capability within DPI Agriculture to inform better business outcomes under the Strategic Plan
  • Lead the adoption of the NSW Government Evaluation Framework across DPI Agriculture, by developing and implementing effective methodologies, systems and tools to deliver best practice with regard to program review, evaluation and reporting
  • Partner with Branches in Regional NSW and DPI to develop and foster strategic relationships, building a network of evaluation champions to train, inform and support the development, evaluation and continuous improvement of programs
  • Proactively build collaborative relationships internally and externally to identify evaluation priorities that can be translated into practice to address strategic and service design challenges
  • Embed and employ best practice evaluation and communication methodologies, systems and tools to support the critical analysis and communication of data and outcomes that are soundly based and defensible
  • Provide expert advice on the outcomes and future direction of programs and policies to the DPI Executive and advocate for evidence based, strategic decision making and program improvement
  • Engage staff on best practice evaluation, promoting collaboration through networks and forums to connect people and ideas, fostering cross organisational information sharing, and facilitate application of learning to continuously improve best practice and cost effective program implementation

 

What you need to be successful as a Principal Program Evaluation Officer:

  • Prior experience in a similar role 
  • Current NSW Driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel 

 

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 

 

Wellbeing:  

Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

 

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.  

 

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact David Mitchell on David.Mitchell@dpi.nsw.gov.au. Click here to view the role description.

Applications close on Sunday, 31st October 2021 @ 11.55pm

 

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 

 

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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