Evaluation Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1231241
  • Job Title: Evaluation Advisor
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Evaluation Advisor

Evaluation Advisor, it starts with you!

  • Based in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch
  • Remuneration Starting from $80.951,00
  • Fixed Term 12 Months
  • Multiple roles available
  • JR 28298


About the role

The Evaluation Advisor role is positioned within the Implementation and Evaluation Team of the Evidence Based Policing Centre so that evaluation thinking and approaches are fully integrated throughout the implementation of any project. To support the delivery of these outcomes the Evaluation Advisor will assess, through the use of structured evaluation methodology, that EBP generates strategies, policies, approaches and tools which lead to the most effective way to meet the Our Business targets. As well as undertaking the practical evaluation of individual projects to understand trends and inform a better understanding of strategic opportunities for improvement. In performing this role the Evaluation Advisor will work collaboratively and seamlessly with others in multi-disciplinary teams and specific project teams across EBP to deliver integrated, high quality and innovative work. We are looking for two people to join the team on a 12 month fixed term basis. Kaupapa maori evaluation experience would be beneficial as one of these roles will be working with our Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services (MPES). The Evaluation Advisor will work particularly closely with the Senior Continuous Improvement Advisors and Service Designers to ensure a continuous improvement process where services are regularly updated to ensure the needs of the end user customers are met.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake and/or contribute to evaluation activities, and ensure that EBP strategies, policies and practices are built on a strong evidential base.
  • Work across all facets of the EBP research and evaluation process (as required), and utilise skills and knowledge to ensure that output is of the highest possible standard.
  • Ensure that evaluation is subject to appropriate quality assurance, and is aligned with agreed ethical and practice guidelines.
  • Establish and provide ongoing review of evaluation criteria in order to prioritise evaluative needs of internal and external customers.
  • Actively support and contribute to the development, maintenance and improvement of systems, processes and tools within the team, including current work programmes and practices, and future work planning.
  • Prepare recommendations for improvements based on evaluation findings.


What you’ll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

  • Up to date knowledge of job evaluation tools, resources, methodologies and strategies, and the ability to keep abreast of technical influences.
  • Hold at least minimum of a Masters, and the appropriate research experience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team.
  • Demonstrate a strong customer service and service delivery focus.
  • Encourage and support open, honest and constructive relationships with colleagues.
  • Contribute positively with other members of the team in order to achieve team goals.
  • Provide peer review and quality assurance for team members’ work.


This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.


We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL:  https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf

These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf


To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/pd/02-2021/evaluation_advisor.pdf

About us

Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.


Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers


How to apply

Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=nzpolice to apply for this position.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken. For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers




If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Nicola.Harvey2@police.govt.nz


Application close on 5pm Thursday 18th of February 2021.