Senior Research and Evaluation Officer

REQ128033 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary (up to April 2020), Part-Time (3 days per week)
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3
Remuneration: $113,735 - $129,658 p.a. excluding superannuation
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ128033
  • Do you want to contribute to an organisation that makes a difference in cancer control in NSW?
  • Are you experienced in Qualitative and Quantitative evaluation?
    Want to contribute to research and evaluation project outcomes that support the NSW Cancer Plan?
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply

Where you will be working

The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first state wide cancer control agency, established in 2003 to lessen the impact of cancer across the state.

Working at the Cancer Institute NSW means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be a part of the Institute’s purpose of overseeing and accelerating the effectiveness of cancer control in NSW.

The Cancer Institute is a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Greater consideration will be given to suitable applicants, in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities (GSE Rule 26)

What you will be doing

In this role you will be responsible for the development, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation projects to measure and monitor the performance of Cancer Screening and Prevention programs. This role will provide you the opportunity to work strategically with stakeholders and internal and external research and evaluation partners to contribute to excellence in cancer screening and prevention programs for the people of NSW.

Essential to this role will be your experience in the development and implementation of research and evaluation projects including design, use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and reporting. You will have demonstrated advance understanding of statistical techniques for behavioural sciences including the use of statistical packages such as SPSS, as well as understanding of and experience with the development and implementation of research and evaluation projects including the evaluation of social marketing in public health.

For your application to be considered

Please answer the pre-screening questions outlined below in a separate word document, and attach your resume which demonstrates how you meet the essential requirements outlined in the role description.

  • Please outline your skills and experience in conducting quantitative public health research projects or studies, specifically the statistical analysis components. Please provide examples in your response. 
  • Please outline the approach you would take to designing and conducting an evaluation of a social marketing campaign that primarily uses digital advertising. Describe the method you would take and any specific considerations to take into account for this type of evaluation.


For more information:

For more information about the Cancer Institute NSW please visit  For role related queries or questions contact Erin Furestad on   

Applications Close:  Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 11.59 pm.

The Ministry of Health will be relocating the Cancer Institute to St Leonards in mid-2020.
The Cancer Institute NSW is unable to offer salary packaging. Salaries will be negotiated commensurate to experience and qualifications of the role.

The Cancer Institute NSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health. For more information please visit

Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and during their employment.
To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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