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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10744249
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Closing date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Job Title: Evaluation Adviser - Policy, Analysis & Evaluation Branch
Division: Legal, Employment, Environment, and Evaluation
Branch: Policy, Analysis, Evaluation
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $83,647 - $122,513
Location: Woden - ACT
Classification: APS Level 6, Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 2019/045 | Several Positions

Job Description


The Opportunity

Are you highly motivated, organised, professional, and experienced in providing high quality evidence-based advice? The Policy Analysis and Evaluation Branch is responsible for leading the Indigenous Affairs Group’s program of evaluations to support policy that improves the wellbeing of First Australians.

Our work involves conducting and providing advice on evaluations that support evidence-based policy development. You will play an important role in providing high-level evaluation advice to policy and program areas, our regional network, the executive and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs. We are seeking team players adept in thinking creatively, understanding the broader strategic environment, building strong relationships internally and externally, and communicating persuasively.

As an Evaluation Adviser, your role will involve:

• Implementing the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Evaluation Framework and the Annual Evaluation Work Plan (see;
• Providing high level evaluation advice to program areas in the Indigenous Affairs Group and covering evaluation planning, ethics, methodology and design;
• Conducting and externally commissioning evaluation projects managed by the Branch;
• Monitoring the progress and quality of evaluation projects; and
• Contributing to evaluation capability development within the Indigenous Affairs Group.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking dynamic, professional and well-organised candidates with experience and qualifications relevant to evaluation.

We value team members who are able to adapt across many different environments, demonstrate strategic thinking, and have the ability to operate with limited supervision. Resilience, being able to quickly adapt to new challenges, and stay organised in a fast-paced environment are important qualities.

You will need to be able to differentiate between operational, tactical and strategic issues and respond appropriately. We are looking for adept communicators, comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels and able to exercise good judgement when prioritising and managing competing work demands.

We value a high level of emotional intelligence and a positive, proactive attitude.

Candidates seeking a role at the EL1 level will need to demonstrate experience in complex evaluations, and the ability to lead a small team.

What We Offer

• A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.
• Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development and networking opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.
• The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.



To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.

The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term basis of up to 18 months initially, with possibility of extension up to a maximum period of 3 years.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 

Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of our country? The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet advises the Prime Minister on policies across the full range of government activities and the machinery of government, and ensures implementation of cabinet decisions. We work across many different government portfolios to ensure coherent strategies with mutually supportive policies and decisions based on a whole-of-government approach. We cover matters of particular importance to the Prime Minister, current government priorities, social and economic policies, Indigenous affairs and national security. Special offices currently work on counter-terrorism, Commonwealth-State reforms, deregulation, women’s policy, ‘ice’ and cyber security.

We are a motivated and professional team with a wide variety of qualifications and backgrounds. We welcome people with private-sector experience. We value people with ideas, the ability to present them persuasively, and the drive and skill to see them adopted. We take pride in our reputation for acting with integrity and discretion.

All applicants must be Australian citizens, and be prepared to undertake and pass a security clearance. Applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged apply. The Department aims to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and that they have equal access to job opportunities. Hearing or speech impaired applicants are invited to use the National Relay Service by contacting 133 677, and requesting to be connected with our HR Help team on 02 6271 6000 in order to obtain selection documentation.

To Apply

Position Contact:, 0437569154
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS07-Tue - 12 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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