• Permanent full-time opportunity based in Richmond | Flexible/Hybrid working.
  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Lead a passionate, collaborative & dedicated team of professionals.

About us

CBM Australia is a Christian international development organisation focused on ending the cycle of poverty and disability. Through our programs, technical advice, and advocacy, we help millions of people transform their lives each year. As Australia’s only international development organisation focused on disability inclusion our work improves the quality of life of people with disabilities living in the poorest countries.

Partnering with local organisations we build and promote an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

About the role

As the Head of Effectiveness, you will be supervising the PI Effectiveness team and be reporting directly to the Director of Program Impact.

As a member of the Program Impact leadership team, you will work collaboratively to deliver CBMA’s strategy to amplify the impact of our work.

You will:

  • Enhance coherence across CBMA’s program and advisory strategies leveraging evidence and learning to amplify outcomes and impact.
  • Articulate CBMA’s position and approach in relation to key thematic areas of work.
  • Oversee CBMA’s research, thought leadership and learning agenda, fostering, and embedding a learning culture.
  • Advise on high quality program/project design, monitoring, evaluation and learning that evidence and can be used to effect systemic change.
  • Ensure quality and compliance standards are met.
  • Develop program policies and practice guidance, including safeguarding, PSEAH, Fraud, Anti-terrorism, Gender and Social Inclusion, program management systems, ACFID code of conduct.
  • Represent CBMA externally, contributing to positive proactive relationships with research partners and key sector stakeholders.
  • Set performance expectations for the Effectiveness team, oversee work planning activity and monitor/report against agreed budget and plans.
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative team culture through provision of strong team leadership, management, and a clear focus on career development.
  • Foster effective linkages with CBM Australia Public Engagement and Business Operations departments.

Please refer to the full position description for more details.

About you

As this is a new role in a newly configured Program Impact department. We want someone who can take this opportunity to shape the Program Impact Leadership team.

We want someone with the ability to motivate and develop the skills of others, while leveraging the experience and networks of the department to manage strong stakeholder relationships.

To be considered for this role you will have:​

  • Minimum 10 years’ international development experience, ideally including with International NGOs and DFAT.
  • Postgraduate qualification or specialised training in evaluation or related field in the social sciences. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative social research design would be highly regarded.
  • A deep understanding of good practice and trends in international development, particularly in related to evaluation methods, evidence-based policy and responsible data.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with development practitioners and other stakeholders to build evaluation capability, including facilitating theory of change workshops, planning, and designing evaluations, and interpreting evaluation data.
  • Experience developing program policies, systems, and processes to enable continuous quality improvement, effective program delivery and provision of technical advice.
  • Effective leadership capability with an ability to lead, develop and influence a team.
  • A deep commitment to the voice and empowerment of people with disabilities, their families, and communities. (Disability Inclusion technical expertise viewed favourably).
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of CBM Australia and alignment/comfort with being part of a faith-based organisation.

What we offer

The chance to make an impact that matters and lead a team of like-minded professionals.

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid role with 2 days in the office.
  • 5 additional days of leave
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 + up to $2,650 for meals and entertainment.
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave.
  • A work environment and values-driven culture that employees state in their feedback, is one of the most inclusive, caring, and enjoyable that they have ever worked in.

If you meet the above criteria, please submit your resume and a cover letter responding to the selection criteria via Ethical Jobs.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received.

CBM Australia is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability. Please contact peopleandculture@cbm.org.au using the subject line: Head of Effectiveness via Ethical Jobs for confidential support to ensure an equitable, barrier-free application process. We ensure that any information provided to the contact is private and confidential, will only be used to provide accommodations and will in no way determine the outcome of an application.

CBM Australia is committed to the safety and best interest of all children accessing CBM supported services and programs and workplace. Preferred candidates are advised that they will be required to sign the CBM Child Safeguarding Standard, and we reserve the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures prior to employment being confirmed.