ChildFund New Zealand Programme Officer

Posted on 17 November 2020

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Is your current job not cutting it, or maybe you've lost inspiration. Are you interested in working hard and making a difference?

Imagine this, what if you wake up each day knowing that your work makes a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children around the world? What would it feel like to use your skills to ensure that, together with our global partners, we make the greatest impact for children? At ChildFund, we build meaningful connections to bring about positive change for vulnerable, deprived and excluded children, their families and communities.

Times have changed, and so have we. At ChildFund New Zealand, we focus on ensuring that our culture is positive, inclusive, and supportive, we incorporate modern work practices and promote innovation and curiosity. Inspiration and unique thinking are central to the way we work, so if that sounds like you, you just might sound like us.

As an international development organisation, we work with local community-based organisations to ensure children are educated, nourished and their families have secure livelihoods. This is typically done through a variety of holistic programmes and projects that are a mix of water and sanitation, education, child protection, resilience-building, livelihoods and advocacy. We also understand that for children to thrive, they must be protected from harm and have a sense of wellbeing. 

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application by Friday 28 November.

Position Description

The Programme Officer will be responsible for coordinating and administering programmes in ChildFund New Zealand’s dedicated partner areas. The Programme Officer will work with all ChildFund members, in particular with the programmes team to ensure consistency and quality throughout ChildFund’s development assistance programme.

Primary tasks range from grant management; supporting monitoring, evaluation, and learning; working with in-country partners; supporting grant seeking and delivery of applications; coordinating with the finance and fundraising and engagement teams.

Innovative approaches to the delivery of development and humanitarian assistance, as well as the wider operations of the organisation, are also considered central aspects of any role at ChildFund New Zealand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports development assistance programming in ChildFund New Zealand’s dedicated programme areas, including program oversight and administration, grant application/proposal review and processing, maintaining productive relationships with partners, supports monitoring and evaluation, prepare reports and other duties as needed;
  • Meet with in-country partners on a regular basis on Skype, which can often be out of usual business hours;
  • Identify opportunities for new programme development and expansion
  • Assist with the development of strategic partnerships 
  • Assist with the strategic development of the organization
  • Compile data and prepare reports in order to support ChildFund New Zealand’s measurement of impact
  • Work closely with Fundraising and Engagement teams to deliver messaging and communications about ChildFund’s work
  • Work with the Finance team on budgeting and financial reporting

Requirements of the Programme Officer

The successful Programme Officer will have the following:

  • A critical understanding of and deep commitment to social justice and human rights issues, especially facing young people and the most vulnerable communities
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a related organisation
  • A qualification related to international development, social studies, non-profit management
  • Experience with social entrepreneurship, micro-finance, and social impact models for development will be considered an advantage
  • Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders and effectively coordinating between them
  • Experience in coordinating and producing high-quality reports
  • Strong critical thinking, ability to problem solve, and curiosity when approaching a wide range of tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in learning through curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Passion and enthusiasm for child and youth development 

Terms of Employment

Full time – 40-hour week

Salary commensurate with experience

Based in Auckland

Flexible working arrangements