August 2016

Alluvium now recruiting – Consultant, Social Sciences

30.08.2016 - Posted by Lucy Moon
Alluvium is now recruiting into our social science area of practice. We are looking for an appropriately qualified and highly talented professional with 5-10 years of experience to:
 
• Take a lead role on a range of Alluvium projects that draw on the social sciences – e.g. social research methods, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, program evaluation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, social impact assessment, policy analysis, strategy and program development, as well as stakeholder engagement and communications.
• Help build our company’s profile as leaders in the application of social science in the sustainable management of catchments, rivers and water resources.
• Capably manage a portfolio of projects ranging anywhere from $5,000 - $200,000 in value.
• Work with project teams, sub-consultants and management to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of our clients, and with a commitment to continuous improvement.
 
The position will be based in Melbourne – alternate location and part-time role considered for the right candidate.

You must be:
 
• Currently residing in Australia.
• Available to start work with a four week notice period.

Required skills, experience and attitude:

 
• Social science expertise, e.g. social research methods, qualitative and quantitative data analysis,program evaluation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, social impact assessment, policy analysis, strategy and program development, stakeholder engagement and communications.
• Tertiary qualifications in the social sciences or closely related discipline.
• 5-10 years of professional experience.
• Advanced skills in project management.
• A strong passion to provide inspirational leadership on environmental issues and solutions.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• An eagerness to help build our social science area of practice.
• Demonstrated initiative and drive.
 
Desirable skills, experience and attitude:

• Prior experience in professional services consulting.
• Experience related to the sustainable management of catchments, rivers and water resources.
• Established networks within our sector.

What you need to do now:
 
• Send an email to info@alluvium.com.au with ‘Consultant, Social Science’ in the subject line.
• Tell us about yourself in one compelling sentence.
• Tell us why you want to work at Alluvium and what you can bring to the role (in 250 words).
• Attach your CV (maximum two pages).
• Indicate whether your preference is for a part-time or full-time role.
 
Applications due Friday 23 September.

Report released - Costing water quality management for the Great Barrier Reef

12.08.2016 - Posted by Steve Skull


Alluvium’s work costing the various policy options for reducing sediment and nitrogen run-off across the reef catchments, has now been released by the Queensland Government.  Our sincere thanks to everyone on the project team, the input from the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Water Science Taskforce and the reviewers involved in the two peer review processes. Special thanks to Jane Waterhouse, John Brodie, Jim Binney, Megan Star and Jeremy Cheesman.
 
This was a big, complex and important job and the first time a GBR wide costing exercise of this nature had ever been undertaken.  The study developed a framework to calculate the cost of various policy actions and their contribution to the delivery of environmental outcomes for the reef, which will inform better decision-making at a regional scale into the future.
 
The work concluded that for the policy solutions and actions investigated, it would cost $8.2 billion to meet the maximum targets across four out of five catchments and make good progress towards the maximum targets in the Wet Tropics by 2025.  The largest costs are attributed to reducing sediment in the Fitzroy and Burdekin catchments.  Targeting the most cost-effective measures will make significant progress towards the targets for much less than the full $8.2 billion cost, which provides valuable time to find cheaper ways to deliver the expensive last steps in improving water quality.

The report and other documents including a fact sheet can be found at: www.gbr.qld.gov.au/taskforce/
And the conversation article can be found at: theconversation.com/the-8-2-billion-water-bill-to-clean-up-the-barrier-reef-by-2025-and-where-to-start-62685
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Subscribe

Categories

Archived

Search