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  • First Nations Graduate Position (Research Assistant) Melbourne VIC
  • Elmo Hr in Melbourne VIC, , Australia
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Introduction

ORIMA Research is a private Australian-owned professional services firm that provides market and social research, data analytics, organisational performance improvement and related advisory services. We are a genuine public sector research specialist, whereby over 90% of our clients are in the government sector. Established in 1996, we now have around 70 professional staff working across four offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane as well as a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Field Force of over 35 interviewers spread throughout Australia.

ORIMA is a values-based organisation and we pride ourselves on our service ethos, high performance culture, innovation, integrity and focus on helping our staff to thrive. We are:
People who believe in the value of evidence-based approaches to inform government decision making; Lateral thinkers and problem solvers – we find the best solutions for our clients; and From a diverse range of qualifications and... professional backgrounds.

ORIMA Research seeks to ensure equitable representation in the workforce by providing pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. This action/activity constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Description

This position provides a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates to gain experience in research consultancy as a part of our specialist First Nations Research Division.

Due to growth, we have a wonderful opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our specialist First Nations Research Division. ORIMA Research is committed to training, developing, and providing pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and this position is an ideal opportunity for a graduate level researcher to be trained for a career as a research consultant.

We have a dedicated First Nations Research Division which is made up of experienced researchers who work alongside ORIMA Research’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Principal Advisor, N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs, Elder and Traditional Owner, as well as our team of First Nations Community Interviewers.

The successful applicant will have access to the following employee benefits:
Graduate training program to develop social research skills Mentoring program facilitated by N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs Supportive, young and diverse workplace culture Employee Assistance Program

Skills And Experiences

To be considered for this role you must meet the following selection criteria:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area (e.g. psychology, social sciences, market research, marketing and communications, law, arts, commerce, economics) Excellent verbal and written communication skills High level of organisational and time management skills Self-motivated with a positive attitude Demonstrated interest in the public sector and / or social research This position is open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

ORIMA Research seeks to ensure equitable representation in the workforce by providing pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. This action/activity constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The following are desirable but not essential:
Knowledge, connection, and experiences with diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to conduct culturally informed and appropriate research An understanding of the public sector environment or an interest and willingness to learn about the sector Exposure to focus groups or moderation / facilitation – you may have participated in market research or other group facilitation activities Experience in conducting in-depth interviews and qualitative research analysis. If not, that is fine – let’s talk.

Your application must include:
Your CV Academic records (university transcript and ATAR results) A cover letter (of no more than 2 pages) addressing the following: Please tell us why you wish to join us, including how well you align with ORIMA’s values. Our position description describes the characteristics and selection criteria we are looking for. How well do you feel you meet our requirements, and why? Please describe your academic and work history, including any qualifications or accreditations. How do you feel your life experience so far makes you suited to the type of role described? Describe the ideal work culture that you most enjoy working in and why.

For further information please contact us via or 03 9526 9000. To find out more about ORIMA Research please refer to our website

ORIMA pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past and present, their cultures and traditions and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community
Melbourne VIC Australia

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