Knowledge Translation & Engagement Officer, Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 25 Feb 2024

Job no: 0061539
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Melbourne Law School
UOM 7 – $102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Collaborate with world-leading experts to make a significant global impact through the delivery of fundamental knowledge on tackling violence against women.
  • Play a pivotal role in translating research into innovative, accessible tools, developing, and producing high quality, targeted knowledge translation strategies, engagement materials, and E-Learning modules.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
Work closely with CEVAW members to tailor content for publications, resources, and E-Learning modules. Use your expertise to transform cutting-edge research into accessible evidence, resources, and engagement activities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitating the creation of CEVAW’s knowledge translation and engagement (KTE) publications and resources. Contributing to the written content of factsheets, research syntheses, multi-media resources and special collections. Project management in the preparation/commissioning of such media.
  • Supporting Centre Directors with organising the content and logistics of initiatives and activities such as forums, conferences, workshops, webinars and other events and presentations.
  • Analysing and assessing information on violence against women in the context of knowledge translation and exchange, policy submissions and providing expert advice.
  • Responding to various government inquiries, and complex enquiries from stakeholders about KTE related matters and e-learning opportunities.

Who We Are Looking For

You will boast a noteworthy background of translating and disseminating complex information, coupled with a unique ability to convey intricate details in plain English for diverse audiences. Your expertise extends into government, community services, advocacy, education, and/or research, particularly in addressing issues related to violence against women and/or their children.

You will also have:

  • A qualification in a relevant discipline, such as Community or International Development, Education, and/or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in knowledge translation, exchange, implementation and/or dissemination of complex information, including solid analytic and strategic thinking skills.
  • Well-developed project management, organisational and administrative skills; and the ability to effectively determine priorities and achieve defined outcomes within strict deadline.
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the capacity to build and maintain positive professional relationships and partnerships with non-government and government stakeholders.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The CEVAW Operational Team, Melbourne Law School
The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence against Women (CEVAW) is the world’s first centre to tackle the full range of forms of violence against women in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. The team will work to generate fundamental knowledge and pioneering new, evidence-based approaches to inform trajectory-altering practice and policy.

CEVAW comprises 14 chief investigators at seven Australian institutions, 15 partner investigators worldwide, 33 partner organisations and over 100 HDR (Higher Degree by Research) students and postdoctoral fellows.

Melbourne Law School is a vibrant community of creative scholars, committed to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. The Law School has strengths in comparative analysis. It aims to integrate teaching with research and engagement activities and to engage with local, national, and global communities.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria (found in the Position Description)

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Petra Newton via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job, please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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