DA teams work with leaders in the public sector to solve problems, build consensus and implement policies and programs that impact millions of people. As an Associate, you will play a key role keeping our teams coordinated and on track, helping our clients measure and track the impact of their work, as a core member of teams helping our partners and funders design and execute major programs.
DA uses the Deliverology method to solve problems and help our partners deliver results. We’re successful in part because we master our approach and in part because we are empathetic, resourceful, level-headed, and dedicated to our clients and the people they serve. Associates have the opportunity to learn and implement this methodology as part of a team (alongside experienced Project and Delivery Leaders).
We work closely in diverse, global teams, leaning on each other’s strengths. We don’t expect any one person to do all these things perfectly. Our Associates should be able to:
- Analyse data: Turn raw data into actionable insights and recommendations, whether through Microsoft Excel or other tools.
- Track impact: Monitor and evaluate programs and projects through clear, thoughtful analysis and data-driven assessments, working with clients to problem solve data collection.
- Manage fast-moving projects: Bring clear structure and planning to day-to-day work and communication.
- Write and present clearly: Turn complex problems or insights into clear memos and well-structured slides; speak clearly and concisely in remote and in-person settings.
- Build relationships: Earn trust and influence among diverse stakeholders, especially in public sector, nonprofit, advocacy, and philanthropy settings.
- Solve problems: Break down problems and identify root causes before developing hypotheses and solutions.
- Stay focused: Navigate complexity, especially in policy and program implementation, consistently steering large coalitions back to a single-minded focus on priority outcomes.
We work well with people who are:
- Adaptable: Public sector work is dynamic. Our people are, too.
- Analytical: We identify, dissect, and solve complex problems, following the data and evidence.
- Accountable: We are a remote team. We work collaboratively but self-sufficiently; oversight is often minimal, while proactivity is essential.
- Driven: Our work is important, so it’s important we do it well.
- Collaborative: We are flexible, thoughtful and team players.
- Curious: We never stop learning from our clients, colleagues, and partners.
Many of our people have backgrounds in management consulting, public sector implementation, government, philanthropy, think tanks / policy research, and international development. Some come from startups and tech. Our Associates generally have already spent a few years in another organisation and often have experience with our major verticals: economic development, sustainability, education, public health, agriculture. But we’ve done this long enough to know that what matters most is your skill set and your mindset. We are open to lots of backgrounds as long as you can show us you’re an analytical thinker, a clear communicator, a team player, and an avid learner.
Required Skills / Experience:
These are the basics.
- Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant, full time work experience in government, consulting, public policy, project management and/or impact measurement
- Business level proficiency in English
- Familiarity working in the standard business suite (analysing data in spreadsheets, creating presentations, etc)
- Must be based in and have right to work in Australia (Sydney or Perth location preferred)
- Remote working environment, with willingness to travel up to 25-50%
- A positive and solutions-oriented outlook on the potential for governments to deliver meaningful results for people
Preferred Skills / Experience:
- Experience with project management, particularly on multi-stakeholder projects
- Interest and experience in using data to track impact, as well as building capacity in others to use data
- Over 2 years experience in a data-driven position using evidence and analysis to help governments or programs make sound decisions
- Over 2 years experience working directly with multiple governments or departments in a public sector or public sector-adjacent position gaining insights into different delivery approaches
What We Offer:
- Exposure to senior leaders in government, NGOs and other social impact organisations
- Opportunity to be part of a growing team working on transformative projects on all continents and to learn from experienced Project and Delivery Leaders
- Opportunity to shape the future trajectory of a fast-growing firm and grow with it, including advancement to the Delivery Leader role with proven track record at the Associate level
- Competitive compensation and benefits
About Delivery Associates
We help governments and social impact organizations all over the world turn big ideas, campaign promises, and ambitious goals into everyday reality for the people they serve. We approach every problem with a strong bias towards implementation, an open mind to possibilities, empathy for governments and residents, and a strong values system. We are always asking ourselves, our partners, and our clients: What would it take to make change happen?
Learn more at www.deliveryassociates.com