Program Evaluation Specialist in Melbourne

Advanced degree
Functional areas

Are you looking for more job flexibility, project and client variety, autonomy, a flat structural environment, and easy access to passionate, switched-on, experienced leaders?

Imagine the difference you could make as part of Grosvenor's team

Imagine belonging to a team of diligent and experienced professionals who see the bigger picture and deliver quality outcomes. A team that unfailingly goes the extra mile to get to the heart of a client's business and find the right solutions to help them succeed.

Grosvenor is a privately-owned and growing management consulting firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, and Brisbane. For over 25 years we have helped our public and private sector clients find fearless and practical solutions to complex problems, achieving the right results in the right way. Working across our practice areas of public sector advisory, property, and procurement, our consultants deliver a wide variety of projects which make every day an interesting challenge.

As a firm that genuinely cares about our staff, we are passionate about offering real work-life balance. We know we need people at their best to deliver the best. We trust the people we employ and empower them to contribute and meet the needs of the business. After all, we all want to ensure we have time to do the things we love outside of work!

Do you have the Grosvenor DNA?

Grosvenor is looking for a dedicated member of our public sector advisory practice in Melbourne with a specialisation in program evaluation.

We have a significant interest in attracting candidates with economic, statistical or advanced data analysis skills, and will be preferencing candidates with this experience (while not ruling out candidates with more generalist expertise). Ideally, this would include:

  • experience in conducting impact assessments (e.g. Neyman Rubin Causal Model analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis,  cost-benefit analysis, regulatory cost measurement assessments, including any advanced techniques like computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling); and/or
  • experience in conducting statistical analysis (e.g. regression analysis, inferential statistical analysis, expertise using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), and/or 
  • experience with advanced data analysis approaches (e.g. machine learning approaches, big data, R or other programming languages, sentiment analysis).

The successful candidate will also bring skills in evaluation and/or social research, demonstrating some (or all) of the following:

  • experience in the technical aspects of program evaluation design and delivery (e.g. development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks/plans, design and development of program logics, delivery of evaluations spanning formative and summative approaches)
  • designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative data collection strategies, including interviews, focus groups and surveys, and conducting document and literature reviews
  • strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with experience consulting with individuals from a range of backgrounds
  • strong attention to detail and excellent writing skills
  • experience managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • the ability to quickly build lasting, trusting relationships with our team and clients, demonstrating impeccable soft skills and emotional intelligence to quickly understand and adapt to changing situations
  • the desire and commitment for continual learning and personal development, underpinned by a willingness to learn and admit mistakes
  • a relentless focus on quality thinking
  • willingness to participate, support and encourage your team mates
  • have a flexible, friendly, proactive and fun attitude.

The following would be highly regarded (but are not essential):

  • experience managing evaluation project teams
  • experience mentoring and/or developing evaluation capability
  • understanding of and experience developing, managing or evaluating government programs and policies
  • understanding of performance monitoring and management techniques at the program, service or organisational level.

Your fit into our remuneration bands will be determined based on your skills and experience.

A day in the life of a Grosvenor consultant

Your day in the life of a consultant will include a variety of activities, such as:

  • managing the delivery of projects in a range of areas including program evaluation (as the priority focus of this role) and our other practice areas depending on business needs
  • leading and delivering stakeholder engagement activities to achieve project outcomes
  • developing deliverables for clients such as compelling reports, engaging workshops or presentations
  • working with other project team members at a range of experience levels
  • contributing to proposal writing and business development activities.

The work is challenging, varied, and rewarding. You'll be supported by a robust and inspiring career development program that has produced a number of outstanding staff who are now leaders in their field.

Our people come from all walks of life, but everyone is the real deal, with a glass-half-full approach to life. The right candidate will have exceptional soft skills, be professional, resilient, flexible and honest, and know how to have fun.

We are proud to be Great Places to Work Certified three years in a row and Australian Business Awards ‘Employer of Choice’ two years in a row. Our environment is fun and collaborative, and whilst the expectation is for people to be in the office three days a week, most are in four to five. 

So if you:

  • want to enhance your career with an organisation committed to your professional development
  • relish new challenges and opportunities to develop knowledge and expertise to solve problems that matter
  • want to collaborate with an intelligent, supportive and fun bunch of people
  • are seeking workplace flexibility and the ability to have a life (40 hours is the norm, not the exception
  • want to belong to a firm that rewards all employees for their dedication, hard work and contribution (we throw a legendary end of year party and enjoy wine and cheese every Friday)

…then perhaps it's Grosvenor you're looking for [cue Lionel Richie].

If Grosvenor sounds like your type of organisation, send us your resume. 

Cover letters explaining why you believe you've got the Grosvenor DNA and evaluation credentials to join our team are strongly encouraged.

Got questions? No worries! Contact Chris Robertson via phone on 03 9616 2700 or via email at

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Employer questions

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  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
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    What's your expected annual base salary?

Job information

Firm: Grosvenor

Location: Melbourne

Education: Advanced degree