Assistant Director - Evidence Synthesis x 2

  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • Contract
  • Up to AU$602.55 per hour

Talent International is currently recruiting for an EL 1 Assistant Director – Evidence Synthesis x 2 to work for one of our Federal Government clients based in Surry Hills. The position is 12-month contract role with the possibility of extension and are paying $602.55 per day + Super.

7.6 hours per day and 38 hours per week.

The EL1 Assistant Director Evidence Synthesis will support the planning and conduct of evidence reviews (e.g., systematic reviews, living reviews, meta-analyses) and primary research aiming to deliver the best available research evidence to inform Agency decisions. It is a junior leadership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team. The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The EL1 Assistant Director will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the client’s objectives.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to scope, develop and manage project plans.
  • Designing and documenting protocols for environmental scans, evidence snapshots, scoping or systematic reviews of evidence relevant to participants or models of practice.
  • Conducting searches of scientific and grey literature in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards.
  • Performing research in line with documented protocols for inclusion/exclusion of records, data extraction, quality appraisal and data synthesis.
  • Maintaining project related records including research software or platforms.
  • Engaging with external and internal stakeholders to interpret findings and support translation.
  • Preparing and presenting research reports and recommendations for different stakeholders, including internal slide-pack summaries for stakeholders.
  • Contributing methodological or subject matter expertise in research methods, psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions or neurological disorders or other areas with relevance to disability supports.
  • Supervising a small team on ad-hoc or ongoing basis
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff
  • Leading or supporting broader projects across the Branch

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW by submitting your resume in MS Word Format. For further information, you may contact Uvez Ahmed on 02 8240 9596 / for a confidential discussion.

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