Are you passionate about working towards a better world for children? We want to work with you!

There are two opportunities open. 

Pacific School Safety Regional Coordinator – Fiji based

12 Months Fixed Term, Full time

 

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) invites suitably experienced and qualified individuals to apply for the Fiji based position of Pacific School Safety Regional Coordinator.  This is a new position designed to inspire and lead a culture of School safety in the Pacific. The initial term of the fixed term position is for 12 months, with the possibility of extension following a performance evaluation at the end of the period.  This position is under the overall direction of the Director of International Programmes, Save the Children New Zealand.

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) and Save the Children Fiji are a long-standing members of the leading international development and humanitarian organisation Save the Children Association, which supports child-focussed programmes in more than 120 countries around the world. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.  SCNZ manages a portfolio of development projects in the Asia-Pacific region and responds to humanitarian crises world-wide.

About the Project

The Pacific Coalition for the Advancement of School Safety (PCASS) 2022 – 2025 programme, supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will bring together different partners in the Pacific to collectively work on the promotion and implementation of a comprehensive approach to school safety.  The PCASS 2022 programme takes an all-hazards and all-risks approach to all aspects of school safety by ensuring appropriate disaster management and child protection practices are effectively implemented within the education sector and ensuring that through teaching, a culture of safety and resilience is built.

About the Role

The Regional Coordinator will be tasked with the following objectives:

  • Lead the re-establishment of the Pacific Coalition for the Advancement of School Safety (PCASS), including developing a yearly workplan, re-invigorating regional school safety networks, identifying where a School Safety hub might fit within existing regional forums/organisations, identify a national/regional host organisation, management of budgets, monitoring and reporting requirements and supervision of any staff in line with the agreed work programme.
  • Provide high-quality technical advice and assistance to key School Safety stakeholders including Ministries of Education, National Disaster Management Offices, Ministries of Children’s Affairs and other.
  • Serve as a coordination focal point for regional school safety-related initiatives, as agreed by different Pacific networks of stakeholders (i.e., research, advocacy work, regional school safety tools/resources development, campaigns, and others).
  • Represent the interests of Save the Children Oceania’s Members and Country Offices at the regional level and as mandated by OCHA, support Save the Children as co-Lead of the regional and national Education Cluster, as required.

About You

It goes without saying that you will need to be enthusiastic, focused, budget management savvy, confident in providing high quality technical advice to stakeholders and have exceptional coordination skills.

Additionally, your people skills will be second to none and building strong relationships both internally and with external stakeholders will come naturally to you.

Do you have what it takes?

  1. You have an advanced degree (Masters or equivalent) in Education, Social Sciences, International Development, or any related field relevant to school safety.
  2. You have experience in working in mid-level or senior management, or in technical positions within Pacific governments or international programme or humanitarian organisations and can demonstrate your ability in working effectively within a Pacific context particularly in the areas of education, inclusive school safety, DRR and CCA, resilience or humanitarian governance.
  3. You have strong analytic skills trends and institutional analysis, systems thinking, critical analysis of approaches and strategies.
  4. You have robust knowledge and understanding of school safety and familiarity of existing relevant global frameworks and standards.
  5. You have a proven track record of being able to manage large partnerships programs including a demonstrated ability to lead a regional or multi-country programs and additionally, you have experience in effectively managing budgets and driving outcomes.
  6. You possess the ability to articulate ideas clearly, communicate effectively, and have a strong command of written English.

The information contained in this advert only gives you a brief snapshot of this exciting opportunity.  To delve further into everything this role will bring to SCNZ and to find out more about the type of person we are seeking to fill it, be sure to email leanne.brooks@scnz.org.nz to request a copy of the candidate information pack.

About Save the Children

We know that great people make a great organisation, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

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 always expected to adhere  (both in their private and professional lives) to the highest standards of behaviour towards children, young people and their families.

Our Recruitment Process

Listed below is what you can expect when you apply:

  1. All applications will be acknowledged.
  2. Suitable candidates will be invited to a formal interview (option for in-person or virtually) which will be conducted by a panel made up of Save the Children New Zealand and Save the Children Fiji employees who will ask a series experience verification, behavioral and competency questions.

Are you: Excited about this opportunity? The person we are looking for? Motivated to apply? Then we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

Your application should include a covering letter and your resume and should be submitted by close of business on 6 June 2022 leanne.brooks@scnz.org.nz

Youth Engagement Coordinator – Permanent Role, 0.8 (FTE) 32 hours per week

 

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

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

We have just launched our 2022-24 Strategy with the cornerstone being our aim to inspire the people and children of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific to respect, understand and uphold the rights of children – and it is an exciting time to join us!

About the Role

This role reports to the Child Rights Advocacy and Research Director, who the successful candidate will work closely with to develop a strategy to engage with youth in Aotearoa. This strategy will help inform the youth engagement programme, which the successful candidate will help develop and implement. The programme will seek to engage youth in the work of Save the Children New Zealand and help support them to learn about their rights and act on issues that are important to them. In addition, the role will help build and support a network of children and youth who will work more closely with Save the Children New Zealand in a leadership role.

This exciting new 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 your experience working with a diverse range of youth and knowledge of/relationships with the youth sector more broadly. This may be in community or education contexts.
  • You will have the ability to develop exceptional activities and events to engage youth to learn about and act on their rights, and recruit and coordinate a youth leadership team to work closely with Save the Children New Zealand.
  • You will possess strong relationship and influencing skills to support youth to have a voice and share their views on the issues that are important to them. Being creative and innovative in your work are desirable attributes.
  • You will have the ability to nurture the relationship between a team of youth and Save the Children New Zealand. This will help us in our wider advocacy work, ensuring we understand how children and youth can best 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, have knowledge of and respect for Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and experience in working with children and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

About Save the Children

We know that great people make a great organisation, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

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 and youth to ensure they have opportunities to learn about their rights and are supported in exercising their rights. 

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 always expected to adhere (both in their private and professional lives) to the highest standards of behaviour towards children, young people and their families.

The information contained in this advert only gives you a brief snapshot of this exciting opportunity.  To delve further into everything this role will bring to SCNZ and to find out more about the type of person we are seeking to fill it, be sure to email leanne.brooks@scnz.org.nz to request a copy of the candidate information pack.

Our Recruitment Process

Listed below is what you can expect when you apply:

  1. All applications will be acknowledged.
  2. We have determined an official closing date for application (see below), however, we will be considering applications individually on receipt and may choose to proceed to the interview stage with a preferred candidate prior to the official closing date. SCNZ reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.
  3. Suitable candidates will be invited to a formal in-person interview which will be conducted by a panel of SCNZ employees who will ask a series experience verification, behavioural and competency questions.
  4. Following the formal interview, our preferred candidate will be invited for an informal coffee to meet some of our key team members.

Are you:  Excited about this opportunity? The person we are looking for? Motivated to apply?

Then we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

Applications should include a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae and should be emailed to leanne.brooks@scnz.org.nz  by 8 June 2022. A candidate information pack is available on request.