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International Programmes Manager

Permanent Role, 40 hours per week 

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) is seeking an experienced International Programmes Manager to join our dedicated team at Save the Children NZ based in our Wellington office, located in the central city. 

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a highly regarded non-government organisation that makes a lasting difference for children.  You will report to our International Programmes Director and will be responsible for the effective management of a portfolio of development and humanitarian projects across Asia-Pacific.  You will join our team of two existing Programmes Managers and in addition, you will collaborate closely with other SCNZ teams including finance, fundraising and communications.

About You

You will be excellent at managing development and humanitarian projects and will possess a key eye for detail. You will ensure the success of development and humanitarian projects by working closely with country offices (remotely) while also communicating effectively with stakeholders at a strategic and technical level. Pacific and Child Protection experience will be advantageous. 

Strong relationship skills are essential as is the ability to work across and between different cultures. You will have the ability to analyse and assess reports and proposals submitted by project partners, and the skills to manage variance and budgets.

You enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive team and want to work where you are valued and respected and get recognised for doing a great job – and having integrity and being trustworthy goes without saying.

If this sounds like you, we think you’ll love being part of our team.

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

All applications will be acknowledged.  After the closing date, we will contact shortlisted candidates to set up 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.  Following the formal interview, our preferred candidate will be invited for an informal coffee to meet some of our key team members.

How to Apply

Applications should include a covering letter and resume and should be submitted by close of business on Monday 4th October 2021 to  A copy of the position description is available on request.