Applicant Login Job Alert Senior Research Fellow – Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership with the Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett (Institute of Global Development UNSW)


Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Director, this newly created position is funded by a philanthropic foundation to conduct high-quality research and contribute to building the quantitative and economic research and evaluation capacity of Yuwaya Ngarra-li.  Working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external agencies, you will deliver insights relevant to the aims of Yuwaya Ngarra-li.

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is a community-led partnership between UNSW and the Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating with government, philanthropy and community organisations on evidence-based initiatives, research and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities. For more information please visit the Yuwaya Ngarra-li website.

About the successful applicant:

You have a relevant PhD and extensive experience in a research-based or research-focused portfolio that is relevant to Aboriginal communities, and ideally working with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, as well as:

  • Extensive experience in leading high-quality research, including demonstrated high-level quantitative research skills, particularly in relation to linked data from multiple agencies, statistical analysis, and cost-benefit analysis.
  • High-level knowledge of issues relating to Aboriginal policy, criminal justice, health and human services systems.
  • Advanced skills in statistical software for the design and conduct of statistical analyses, as well as excellent skills in the Microsoft Suite.
  • High-level academic writing skills demonstrated in authorship of research reports and academic journal articles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, provide advice and liaise with a wide range of individuals and agencies.
  • Track record of excellence in research and publications commensurate with Level C and demonstrated ability to publish collaboratively and to lead collaborations.
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate research activities with government and industry partners.
  • Proven experience of being able to multi-task and perform well under pressure as well as to work cooperatively within a small team.
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of UNSW equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs.

To apply:  If contributing to improving the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9385 2401

Applications close: 11pm Sunday 10th May 2020

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Position Description

Advertised: 21 Apr 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 10 May 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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