Consultants and Senior Consultants

Job Location: 
Melbourne and Sydney
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing date: 
25 Aug 2017

Consultants and Senior Consultants

Do you want work on some of the most challenging policy problems of our day?

We’re seeking public policy consultants to join our dynamic Melbourne and Sydney offices.

ARTD is one of Australia’s leading public policy strategy and evaluation consulting firms. We work as trusted policy advisors and independent evaluators in a diverse range of policy sectors (including human services, environment, education and health) with government agencies and the non-for-profit sector. Our job is to help our clients’ do their job through evidence and insight. We are focused on listening and understanding our clients’ needs and responding by gathering evidence to identify solutions and inform decision making.

We have 20 full-time consulting staff and a strong and supportive culture of self-improvement and constant learning. We strive to remain at the forefront of our fields, particularly monitoring and evaluation, and support our staff to grow. You can find out more about what we do by visiting

We are looking for people with skills and experience in qualitative and /or quantitative data collection and analysis and effective reporting and data visualisation skills.

Senior Consultant

A Senior Consultant is responsible for working effectively with Principal Consults in leading project teams and completing projects to agreed standards, contributing to ARTD’s strategic directions in developing new business, supporting professional growth of staff and building our capacity and the quality of our services. Key responsibilities are listed below.

-   Establish and manage professional relationships with clients

-   Manage consultancy projects as project manager ensuring projects meet budget and timeframes

-   Lead data collection, analysis and reporting processes

-   Prepare successful tenders

-   Provide coaching and support for ARTD staff

-   Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation


A Consultant contributes to project teams by managing project components with the support of a Senior or Principal Consultant. Key responsibilities are as follows.

-   Manage project tasks such as designing surveys or interview guides coordinating field work logistics and team members

-   Conduct interviews and focus groups with program staff and clients, analysing survey or administrative data, analysing qualitative data to identify key themes, drafting report chapters

-   Contribute to tender writing

-   Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation

Senior Consultants and Consultants work across many projects at the same time, so need to manage competing priorities and timelines. Consultants may also manage small projects – through the design, data collection and reporting phases – under the supervision of a Principal Consultant.

We are ideally seeking to fill full-time positions but will consider part-time appointments.

Essential criteria

-   A passion for providing evidence to strengthen public policy

-   Experience with evaluation and other related projects

-   Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods

-   Exceptional interpersonal skills, including good listening skills

-   High-level written communication skills, with ability to write in clear, plain English

-   Flexible, organised and able to balance multiple tasks

-   Commitment to learning


For Senior Consultants additionally:

-   Effective project management skills

-   Demonstrated expertise or standing in one or more identified area of practice

Desirable criteria

We are looking for candidates with general or specialist skills in one or more of the following:

-   Experience using quantitative data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R, Excel)

-   Experience using Nvivo for qualitative data analysis

-   Experience conducting interviews

-   Data visualisation skills (e.g. use of Tableau, development of infographics


Salary with bonus based on the company exceeding target income.

Application process

To apply please send a letter outlining how you meet the relevant criteria by Friday 25th August to  For more information about the roles please call Sue Leahy on (02) 9373 9906.