What you will doThe Manager, Performance and Evaluation is NZ Defence College’s principle learning evaluation subject matter expert, responsible for coordinating and communicating all NZDF individual learning related evaluation and measurement activities. As a manager within Learning Directions Group, you will contribute to our unit mission to enable quality contemporary learning as part of our larger team. We strive for a team culture of belonging, support, and accountability.This role is responsible for effectively leading a national team of evaluation team members to:Ensure monitoring systems track and maintain oversight of NZDF individual learning performance;Provide evidence based information to enable NZDF stakeholders to assess and understand the impact of individual learning across the NZDF learning system;Provide strategic and operational reporting information to inform data driven decision making.What we needWe are seeking an evaluation professional who is a great people manager. You will have experience leading a team to provide evaluation or data driven insights for the improvement of learning or training. Exceptional communication skills are required so you can translate those insights into practical and tangible change recommendations and influence change in our workplace. In addition to this description, our ideal candidate is someone who:communicates evaluation data into meaningful infographics and decision support tools for stakeholders;works comfortably in complex stakeholder landscapes;translates cross-sector evaluation best practice into the Defence context and situation;actively contributes to cross-Directorate working groups; is a systems thinker.Successful applications will have at least 5+ years’ experience leading training/education evaluation in a large and complex environment similar to NZDF and ideally hold a relevant Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Evaluation, Leadership, or Tertiary Teaching Assessment.Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to gain additional evaluation qualifications. This role is based in Palmerston North but at times, travel throughout NZ to various NZDF camps and bases will be a requirement of this role.If this roles sounds like you, please review the position description and apply. We would love to hear from you! Please note: When you submit your application via our online platform, please include with your cover letter, as a separate page, either a one page infographic or Evaluation Data brief you have personally developed that helps communicate evaluation results.Who we areThe New Zealand Defence College vision is to lead New Zealand Defence Force learning to enable an integrated Defence Force.Our purpose is to achieve greater integration of the New Zealand Defence Force’s individual training and education through the provision of standardised learning policy, enabling services and systems; reduced duplication and other inefficiencies; promotion of a 21st century learning environment; implementation and management of smart learning capabilities; and where beneficial and appropriate to do so, the design, development and delivery of common and joint learning.Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.Why UsNZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:;Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;5 weeks annual leave per year;Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;Flexible working environment and positive culture;Opportunities for career development.