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Family Planning: Programme Officer - fixed term role (covering parental leave)

Fred Hollows: Programme Director

Fred Hollows: Teaching Optometrist - Fixed Term Contract

Save the Children NZ: Board Member

VSA: Horticulture Marketing Adviser - Timor-Leste (volunteer)

VSA: Business Adviser - Agriculture - Samoa (volunteer)

 

 

Volunteers Wanted

 

 


Family Planning: Programme Officer - fixed term role (covering parental leave)

The organisation

Family Planning is New Zealand’s leading sexual and reproductive health service provider. We believe everyone should have access to quality services and information so they can make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

Our International Programmes unit works closely with colleagues and partners in the Pacific to increase access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. Through research, projects and advocacy we work to support people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

 

The role

Family Planning is looking for a Programme Officer to join our International Programmes team based in central Wellington. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, in an international development context. There will be some overseas travel involved, sometimes to remote locations and developing countries.   

 

This is a 10-12 month parental leave cover position offering full-time hours. The main focus of the role will be working with our partners in Kiribati to manage the Kiribati Healthy Families Project.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Previous international development programme management experience including monitoring and evaluation.
  • An understanding of issues relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Strong communication and relationship skills, particularly cross-culturally
  • A qualification and/or experience in international development.

Family Planning has a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi. 

 

Download the full job description and application form here.

 


 

Fred Hollows: Programme Director

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

  • Senior Leadership role based in Auckland and working across the Pacific
  • Drive the strategy to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific
  • Central city location, great culture, health insurance and free gym.

This is one of those rare opportunities for an exceptional leader looking to apply their skills to drive the development and delivery of a “best in class” programme to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

The role

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will play a pivotal role on the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for the delivery of our Programme strategy across the Pacific region. You will build strong, positive relationships with the 50 staff within your Directorate, and will work alongside governments and agencies across the Pacific to ensure access for all people to high quality, affordable and locally lead eye care.   

You will be an inspirational leader, able to drive your team’s passion and skill to impact our purpose to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific

What this will involve

  • Overall Strategy Development: Lead the development of the 2020-2024 programme strategy to deliver the Foundation’s vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind through training, workforce support and eye care service delivery in the Pacific region.
  • Programme Delivery: Oversee the development of a Team that can ensure the strategic objectives and annual work plans are delivered. This includes managing our three programme centres in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
  • Funding: Managing the development and submission of funding proposals to institutional donors and overseeing the monitoring and reporting cycle to donors.
  • Board & Stakeholders Relations: Meet all the governance and accountability requirements of the Board of Trustees and its Programme, Clinical Audit & Risk Committee as required and establish and maintain strong working relationships with key global/regional partners and stakeholders, INGOs, and governments.
  • Policy Development: Oversee the development and maintenance of all programme specific policies across the region ensuring the Foundations HSW and SEMS obligations are met
  • Financial: Ensure that the Foundation’s budget, Treasury, delegated authority and financial management policies are adhered to.
  • Team Leadership: Actively contribute to the work of the Senior Leadership Team in Auckland and lead the recruitment, training, appraisal and professional development of programme staff.

 

The skills and experience required

  • 10 years of programme experience at a Senior Management level, ideally within a global non-profit organisation
  • Masters-level qualification in public health, public policy or international development studies is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of managing significant budgets and financial transactions
  • Fluency in one or more Pacific Languages an advantage or an understanding of Pacific Languages is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge and/or experience in international development in the Pacific region or other developing country environments
  • Having well-developed networks in NZ government international aid and Pacific government health agencies an advantage
  • Experience and competence in engaging with Pacific peoples in culturally appropriate ways
  • Able to spend a significant amount of time travelling overseas, sometimes in insecure environments
  • Confident public speaker and communicator with a diverse range of audiences
  • Exceptional leadership qualities
  • Professional, personable, flexible, resilient, empathetic

The Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ carries on the work of the late New Zealander Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). We work in the Pacific to restore sight to the needlessly blind and train local eye health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities. 

 

For a copy of the Position Description, or if you have any questions about this role, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly recruitment team via email at braine@hollows.nz

 

Applications will close as soon as we find our person so if this sounds like you, hit “apply now” and help us bring an end to avoidable blindness in the Pacific. To find out more visit our website: www.hollows.org.nz

 

Click here to apply.

 


Fred Hollows: Teaching Optometrist - Fixed Term Contract (overseas)

The Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ carries on the work of the late New Zealander Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). We work in the Pacific to restore sight to the needlessly blind and train local eye health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities. To find out more visit our website: www.hollows.org.nz

Applications will close as soon as we find our person so if this sounds like you, hit “apply now” and help us bring an end to avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

 

The role 

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ aim to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific by making eye care accessible for all. Under our sustainable programme model, we have developed a year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care for ophthalmic clinicians at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. The Postgraduate Diploma began in 2007 and we have had many students graduate successfully over the years.

 

We are now looking for a passionate, adept and adventurous optometrist to join our Education team to teach our well-established Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care at Divine Word University on an 11-month fixed term commencing January 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified optometrist seeking something different. You’ll be at the centre of our education programme, teaching and mentoring students so you’ll need to be a natural leader with superb communication skills. Joining a dynamic team of eye doctors and nurses, you will also be well supported by the programme team based in Auckland, and, the Regional Education Manager and Workforce Academic Manager both based in Fiji.

 

Responsibilities:

-          Deliver lectures

-          Teach practical skills

-          Supervise students in their clinical rotations

-          General administration relating to the course and the University

 

Key Skills & Attributes:

-          A bachelor’s degree in Optometry

-          Minimum of five years’ work experience (as a qualified optometrist)

-          Fluent written and spoken English

-          Background in teaching/mentoring

Past experience working in low resource settings

 

Click here to apply

  


VSA: Horticulture Marketing Adviser - Timor-Leste (volunteer)

In this sustainable agro-enterprise development assignment you will work with ADRA as part of a locally identified team to grow the rural economy of Viqueque through market-orientated agro-enterprise and improve food security in Timor-Leste.

The project aims to connect smallholder farmers to identified value chains; increase yields, sales and cash reserves; and improve overall family well-being. It is anticipated that as a result of project activities, markets will be better supplied, value chains strengthened, food security increased, and trade deficits reduced.

The locally-based project team are responsible for developing and delivering training to farmers so they can better understand value chains and market systems, how they communicate with traders, meet market demands, and collect marketing of their produce in agro-enterprises.  This assignment will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of the project management team to ensure they effectively communicate and educate local farmers in market-orientated agro-enterprise.

Drawing on your blended experience of marketing in the horticulture sector you will take a flexible, adaptive approach to relationship building, be resourceful, and comfortable working in environments with minimal resources.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to utilise their experience and make a real impact on the lives of people in Viqueque, Timor Leste.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Proven experience in the horticultural sector
  • Background in marketing horticultural products, including conducting market surveys
  • Experience with small to medium business development, including strategies planning and monitoring
  • Ability to work alongside farmers to identify and follow through on market opportunities
  • Ability to develop training material and deliver training
  • Strong administrative skills and computer literacy

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

 

For more information and applying, click here.


VSA: Business Adviser - Agriculture - Samoa (volunteer)

The Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) became the first producer organisation in Samoa to gain Fairtrade certification in 2013.  In partnership with its local buyer Krissy Co. and Fairtrade ANZ, SCFA is reviving the export coconut cream industry in Samoa while increasing members’ income.

In this assignment, you’ll build on the work of a previous VSA volunteer to help SCFA’s members adopt a more business-minded approach to farming.  Day-to-day work will include spending time in the field working with farmers to improve their soil fertility and promote replanting of new trees.  You will also instil confidence in SCFA’s leadership team to sustainably run the association through on-going management support and mentoring.

Ultimately, you will support SCFA to operate independently as a Fairtrade certified producer organisation without reliance on its buyer or support organisations.

You’ll be based in Salelologa on the island of Savai’i for 12 months with the opportunity to extend further by mutual agreement.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Experience in small business management (particularly agriculture or horticulture)
  • Experience in sustainable, small business growth planning and development
  • Experience in facilitation and training
  • Experience working in soil fertility and crop production
  • Experience using organic farming practices and knowledge of composting

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

 

For more information and applying, click here.


Save the Children NZ: Board Member

Board Member

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to make an impact for children, here in New Zealand and globally.  Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) is a long-standing member of Save the Children International which supports child-focussed programmes and advocacy in more than 120 countries around the world. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.  To do so, SCNZ implements a portfolio of development projects across nine countries and responds to humanitarian events worldwide, and advocates for the rights of children to ensure children are healthy, nourished, protected and learning.

 

Save the Children New Zealand is seeking an additional board member to join its board in 2019 for an initial three-year term. 

To be a fully functioning member of the board it is expected that the successful candidate will:

  • Prepare and take part in all board meetings
  • Support the SCNZ constitution and the rights of the child
  • Acknowledge and respect the views of other board members
  • Demonstrate the values of SCNZ – Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity

The person being sought will have:

  • A genuine interest in the rights of the child
  • Proven governance experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Fundraising and/or International Programming experience

Commitment required:

The time commitment for the SCNZ board is approximately eight full days per annum excluding preparation time and any subcommittee commitments.  Board meetings are typically held in Wellington on a Thursday and start at 9.00am.

 

The role is voluntary, however reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

 

To apply please email board@savethechildren.org.nz by Sunday 21 July 2019:

 


 

Volunteers Wanted

 

RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands

 

Rotary New Zealand is seeking volunteers - qualified plumbers, electricians and civil engineers for work in the Pacific Islands.

Would suit recently retired persons.


Please direct inquiries to info@rnzwcs.org.

 


VSA: Volunteers for International Development

VSA assignments are created by local people in the wider Pacific to meet local needs. Our volunteers work alongside them, sharing their skills to make lasting change.

Currently, we are recruiting for:

  • Agriculture & Horticulture advisers
  • Architects
  • Mechanic & Plumber Trainers
  • Legal Advisers
  • WASH advisers
  • Quality Assurance advisers
  • Educational advisers and lecturers
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising specialists
  • Media Advisers
  • Business and finance advisers and mentors
  • IT and web development advisers
  • Health professionals (various disciplines)
  • Tourism advisers

To find out more about these roles and other VSA assignments we are currently recruiting for please visit VSA's vacancies page, as it is updated regularly with a variety of positions.