Programme Advisor – NZ & Pacific

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About us

Family for Every Child (Family) a global alliance of 46 local organisations working in 37 countries to improve the lives of children and families in need. We support hundreds of thousands of tamariki and whānau around the world by taking locally-led action in our communities and work closely with the most marginalised and vulnerable, holding crucial knowledge about how to address the inequalities and violations they face.

Family delivers support relating to child protection, family care, justice and equity, mental health, education and emergency aid. Underpinning our frontline efforts, we also develop research, exchange practices, help in crises, and campaign for rights around the world.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Alliance Programme, you will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of Family’s strategy and the alliance mission with a focus on maintaining and strengthening relationships with key organisations/networks and supporting local programmes in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands that delivers positive outcomes for children.

At a practical level, you will act as a point of contact and conduit between Family and its key organisations/networks and provide sound strategic advice and research to support their programme plans and campaigns, ensuring their work and engagement aligns with Family’s Programme practices as well as coordinating and facilitating steering group meetings, conducting environmental scanning to identify emerging issues and opportunities that pertain the local (NZ/Pacific) market and foresight any risks that may impact on the programmes of work.

In addition, you will assist in building a network of local partners, identify and build relationships with local diverse communities such as Māori and Pasifika, support the Family’s ongoing development, approach and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and foster a culture focused on mutual respect, equitability and working together towards a common goal.

This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role with opportunities to contribute positively to the organisation and make a real meaningful impact on children at a local level. You will enjoy working in a highly autonomous and trusted environment alongside your local colleagues in NZ and with a supportive Director of Alliance Programme where your ideas will be valued and respected.

This is a fixed term contract, part-time hours (21 hours per week) covering parental leave for 12 months initially, with the possibility to extend. This is a fully remote work-from-home position based anywhere in New Zealand. Family will provide office tools and equipment, a contribution of up to 75% towards your internet cost, and a wide range of staff benefits.

How to apply

Please see the attached Role Description for detailed responsibilities.

Please apply here by 13 May 2024.

Many thanks for your interest in Family for Every Child.

Programme Advisor - New Zealand and the Pacific Role Description

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