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One in five people in Northern Ireland have a disability.  Disability Action believes in human rights for all and works to promote, protect and uphold the human rights of people with disabilities.  We are a Northern Ireland wide pan disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities; physical, mental, sensory, learning and hidden.

The Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL) programme is a UK wide research programme delivered in partnership by four major pan-disability organisations in each of the UK nations – Disability Action, Disability Rights UK, Inclusion Scotland and Disability Wales.  The programme is creating a new and innovative research agenda in each nation and UK-wide.  We work with policy makers and senior practitioners to ensure that the research evidence informs positive policy and practice solutions to fit future economic and social trends.

Disability Action wishes to appoint to the following position: –

Evaluation Officer (Ref EOD19)

£14,152 pa / 20 hours per week

Fixed to 31 August 2020

The DRILL Evaluation Officer will be responsible for (i) ensuring that the appropriate monitoring and

evaluation system and tools are in place and are functioning satisfactory to capture the outputs, outcomes and impact of the 32 research and pilot projects funded by DRILL; and (ii) supporting DRILL in the most effective use of the research and pilot evidence provided by the Programme.

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • A third level qualification (i.e. a degree or equivalent level professional qualification) in a relevant discipline with 2 years’ experience of (i) undertaking data collection, data analysis and reporting and (ii) presenting and using research evidence and findings effectively.  (Or alternatively 5 years experience).
  • Experience of the monitoring and evaluation of grant funded projects and producing evaluation reports.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including creative presentation of information and use of data visualisations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as research software.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and managing a diverse workload.
  • The ability to meet the travel requirements of the post – ie to undertake travel throughout Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights of disabled people, and in particular independent living.

Application packs can be downloaded at or obtained by emailing [email protected]  The application pack is available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, etc, on request.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Disability Action is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities.

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