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Family Planning: Project Officer

Posted on 18 January 2023


Family Planning is New Zealand’s leading sexual and reproductive health organisation. We believe people should have access to equitable quality services and information so they can make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. Our work is guided by our strategic vision, whakamanahia – equity, access and choice.


We are looking for a Project Officer to join our International Programmes Team who is highly organised and an energetic team player. You will be effective at building great working relationships and have the capability to use these skills to connect with people across New Zealand and the Pacific. You will have sound judgement and critical thinking skills in order to establish and manage project work in the international programmes unit. 

Family Planning’s International Programmes team works closely with partners in the Pacific to improve access to sexual and reproductive health information and services through locally driven projects, research and advocacy.

This role is based in our National Office located in Wellington, with international travel as required. This is a full time, permanent role offering an exciting and dynamic opportunity to make a difference in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, in an international development context.

We would love to consider you for the role if you have the following:

  • Commitment to the principals of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and Family Planning’s philosophy and values.
  • The ability to effectively manage all phases of the project life cycle including implementation, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience managing clinical health projects or working in a clinical health setting.
  • Experience in donor liaison, proposal writing and budget development.
  • Strong written and communication skills, particularly cross-culturally.
  • The ability to catalyse and manage collaborations with external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, well-organised and possesses good time management skills.
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in a similar role desirable.


Every single one of our team can leave work at the end of the day knowing their mahi makes a difference for our diverse communities. Our people are deeply valued not only by us but by our clients. You will be well-supported in our caring organisation and work with a fantastic team of committed people. As our people are at the heart of our organisation, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse work environment where our people can thrive.

Some of the ways we do this include;

  • Flexible working opportunities. 
  • Maintaining a progressive, open minded and inclusive culture.
  • Investing in your ongoing learning and development and understanding the importance of continuous growth.
  • Access to EAP services. 
  • Staff benefits to support your wellbeing, including flu jabs, birthday leave and discounted health insurance.


Family Planning is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and giving effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Family Planning encourages applicants from individuals that reflect the diverse communities we work in. Please visit our website for further information


Full details of the role are outlined in the attached Project Officer Position Description.

Closing date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Make your early application now. Shortlisting and interviews may occur while advertising is open. 

Please note that applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for this position.