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Research Fellow, Monitoring and Evaluation job with LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

  • Full time, Fixed term 12 months from commencement with the possibility of extension
  • Bundoora campus, with flexible work from home arrangements available.
  • Level B Research Only – TRP $117,562 – $138,831 per annum inclusive of 17% superannuation
  • Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the position

the Institute for Human Security and Social Change (the Institute) is a Research Center within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University. Our multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience in Indigenous-led and international development. We aim to understand, support and enable the practice of inclusive social change in Indigenous Australia, the Pacific and Southeast Asia. We do this through research, teaching, outreach and providing direct support to organizations that are involved in social change. We work with these organizations as partners to design and deliver approaches to monitoring, evaluation, research and learning which are politically informed and which draw on different world views and understandings of value and change. We take a developmental approach to providing this support, promoting partner ownership and control, privileging and amplifying the voices of the people that social change initiatives are designed to benefit and building partner and participant capacity.

In this exciting new role you will contribute to the design and delivery of culturally appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning and other research services to our expanding portfolio of partners in Indigenous Australia and internationally. You will help build relationships with our partners and with other stakeholders. You will contribute to the development of new grant proposals and tenders and to the development and application of new knowledge, including through piloting new approaches, co-authoring research publications and participating in debates.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this position you will be passionate about social change and have a strong commitment to Indigenous-led development. You will have a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience. You will have demonstrated experience and expertise in locally led and culturally appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches.

To secure this role you will understand the role of worldviews, politics and power in these processes and you will be skilled in building relationships and collaborating with diverse stakeholders across different contexts and cultures. You will be able to work both with a high degree of autonomy and as part of a team. Finally, you will be able to travel both within Australia and internationally for 8-12 weeks per year, with this subject to COVID related travel restrictions.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Onsite childcare facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

how to apply

Closing date: By 11:55 pm Tuesday 16thAugust 2022.

Position Inquiries: Danielle Campbell,

Recruitment Inquiries:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognized medical contraindication. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite. As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

Please submit an online application ONLY and must include the following documents:

  • cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each Essential Criteria bullet points located in the position description.

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Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics.
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in the future.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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