Research and Partnerships Manager


Equality Institute

  • Career category:Fundraising/ Grant management, Research/ Data analysis
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 95000-104000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:28/07/2024
  • Location:Australia
Gender-based violence (GBV) Movement building
The Equality Institute is a global feminist agency working to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls. Our vision is a world in which diversity is celebrated, all people are respected, and power and resources are shared equally. We are values-driven and underpinned by intersectional feminist principles in the ways we work and how we conduct ourselves. We believe that how we work matters as much as what we do.


  • Oversee implementation of rigorous VAWG research and evaluations. This may include: preparing research proposals and protocols; applying for research ethics approval; developing research tools; managing fieldwork set-up and implementation; recruiting local enumerators; collaborating with in-country partners, etc.
  • Ensure all research activities comply with ethical standards and prioritise safety.
  • Promote and practice intersectional-feminist and decolonising research approaches.
  • Develop and deliver training for in-country enumerators and researchers.
  • Conduct and support quantitative and qualitative data collection (including surveys, focus group discussions, interviews, etc.) and analysis.
  • Prepare research reports, journal articles, project briefs, policy and advocacy papers, and program materials.
  • Coordinate writing and review processes for reports, communication products, publications, and other deliverables for a wide range of external audiences and for the organisation.
  • Manage research project budgets and resourcing. This includes: managing and supporting local research teams, effective delegation of tasks, ensuring clarity on team roles and responsibilities, and regular monitoring of project budget.
  • Maintaining existing, and developing new research partnerships with clients, funders, sector stakeholders, and community stakeholders.
  • Lead and/or provide technical input in the development of EQI submissions and tender proposals for Research projects.


  • You are a highly experienced VAWG researcher (7+ years’ experience) who is adept at working collaboratively with partners and clients across diverse contexts.
  • You are highly experienced at conducting safe and ethical VAWG research with partners in the Asia and Pacific Regions and in other low- and middle-income country (LMICs) contexts.
  • You hold tertiary qualifications (Masters or PhD level) in relevant fields, such as social sciences, gender studies, public health, etc.
  • You have a demonstrated understanding of intersectional-feminist approaches and decolonising research methodologies.
  • You have a strong understanding of the global evidence around what works to prevent VAWG.
  • You are located in Melbourne (Naarm) Australia or willing to relocate to Melbourne for this role.
  • Please note: Ability and willingness to travel to low- and middle- income countries for field work are an essential part of this role.
  • You have expertise in conducting both desk-based and field-based research.
  • You are adept at utilising qualitative and/or quantitative research software (Nvivo, Stata, etc.)
  • You have a proven ability to lead research projects and evaluations, can work both autonomously and as part of a team, with minimal supervision.
  • You have experience facilitating, presenting, and delivering training.
  • You have strong writing skills with an emphasis on report writing.

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