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CWS: International Programmes Officer

Posted on 11 October 2021

CWS is seeking an experienced aid and development practitioner to support our global partners to address poverty, respond to natural disasters, challenge injustice, and build movements for positive change.

Current strategic priorities include:

  1. Strengthening Pacific partnerships to improve social justice in Pacific Island Countries.
  2. Encouraging stability, and facilitating increased capacity amongst CWS’s partner network.
  3. Exploring the opportunities and impact of increased localisation with partners.
  4. Addressing global challenges as they affect our partners and their communities.
  5. Maintaining best practice in CWS’s development and humanitarian engagements.
  6. Bringing CWS’s unique church understanding and contacts, and its gender justice and environment lenses to its engagement with partners and their programmes.

The Role:

The ideal person will be eligible to work within New Zealand and have:

    • A tertiary degree in Development Studies or equivalent international development experience or learning.
    • Experience in emergency response – a recognised qualification in emergency response would be desirable.
    • Great communication skills.
    • Experience working in a team environment.
    • Some in-country development experience would be desirable.
    • The ability to travel overseas and within New Zealand.
    • Familiarity with current New Zealand government funding schemes and willingness to write applications for them.
    • Experience of budget and programme management.
    • Experience relating to people from a variety of cultures and working in a team environment.
    • Linkages with and understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand Churches would be desirable.

CWS is open to flexible working arrangements. This position is based in Christchurch, and may be part-time or full time, within the range 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours), to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

This is an opportunity to make a lasting difference for some of the poorest and most marginalised people of our world. CWS is an inclusive workplace, and we welcome applications from people from all sections of the community.

A job description and further information can be obtained from Murray Overton, NationalDirector,  and/or phone 021 082 50118.  Applications are due by 5 pm on Monday 18 October 2021.