Child, Youth and Schools Engagement Coordinator - Permanent Role, 0.6 (FTE)

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) is seeking an experienced, creative and motivated Child, Youth and Schools Engagement Coordinator to join our committed and passionate team.


About the Role

The successful candidate will develop and coordinate a child, youth and school engagement programme. The programme will engage children, youth and schools in the work of Save the Children New Zealand through learning resources, events and activities with the purpose of enabling children to learn about their rights and act on issues which are important to them. It will support Save the Children to connect with children and youth and encourage them to share their voices on issues that are important to them and , in addition, support a group of children and youth to work more closely with Save the Children New Zealand in a leadership role.


This role reports Child Rights Advocacy and Research Director, who the successful candidate will work closely with to develop a strategy to engage with children and youth through schools in Aotearoa.


This exciting role is key to our commitment to grow a culture of children’s rights here in New Zealand and to contribute to the work we do to help children survive and thrive globally. This role provides the opportunity to make your mark in a leading organisation for children’s rights in Aotearoa and globally.


About You

You will demonstrate evidence of well-established highly successful relationships with Schools and/or Teachers.


You will have the ability to develop exceptional resources to support teaching and learning in the areas of children’s rights, humanitarian, and development issues along with the ability to provide sound support to educators who are fostering learning in children’s rights and humanitarian issues. You will be able to produce evidence of resources you have successfully developed and articulate how these resources were used to produce positive results. You will possess strong relationship and influencing skills to support children and young people to have a voice and share their views on the issues which are important to them.


You will have the ability to nurture the relationship between a team of children and young people and Save the Children New Zealand, with the purpose of establishing a lasting connection to ensure we can understand how children and youth can be supported and how we can assist with raising awareness of issues affecting children and young people in New Zealand.


You will be culturally competent, knowledge of and respect for Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and experience in working with children and families from diverse cultures.


The role is ideally based in our Wellington office, however candidates from outside the region may be considered.


About Save the Children

SCNZ is committed to developing a culture of children rights where adults and children throughout society understand, respect and uphold the rights of all children. We are committed to working with and for children to ensure that children have opportunities to learn about their rights and are supported in exercising their rights.


The SCNZ Office is in Wellington and staff share a passion for the vision, mission and values of Save the Children. The close-knit team work collaboratively to make sure we deliver on our ambitious goals for children. We value creativity and innovation and support each other to find solutions to challenges. SCNZ is a family-friendly organisation.


SCNZ is a ‘child safe’ organisation. We will do all that we can to ensure that children and young people’s experience of our organisation is one that is free from any form of exploitation or abuse and that they feel respected and safe. Anyone representing our organisation is expected to adhere at all times (both in their private and professional lives) to the highest standards of behaviour towards children, young people and their families.


Applications should include a covering letter and CV of no more than six pages. Please email your application to Leanne Brooks by 11 August 2020. A copy of the position description and further details can be made available upon request.