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13 Jan 2020

Full-Time Community Activator: Auckland

New Zealand Red Cross –  Manukau City, Auckland

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Humanitarian Development team as a Community Activator in Auckland.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to support our humanitarian work in Aotearoa by coordinating a key project that helps to strengthen community resilience and disaster readiness throughout Auckland.

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating the Good and Ready Auckland project which aims to support communities in Auckland to be more prepared in advance of an emergency or natural disaster. Your role will be vital in empowering volunteers, building new relationships and engaging with communities.

This role involves training and mentoring community groups, businesses and individuals in Auckland to be better prepared for emergencies and developing a pool of trained people to assist during times of emergency.

You will be a strong project and relationship manager and will have an understanding and appreciation of community networks in Auckland, volunteer management and stakeholder relationships. This role involves actively coordinating the project and ensuring that implementation is on track to success. You will be a humanitarian at heart and be passionate about making a real difference to communities throughout Auckland.

You will have responsibility for:

Successfully coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the project and ensuring it meets project goals and indicators
Liaising between staff, members, stakeholders and communities
Coordinating and providing support to key volunteers involved in delivering this project
Building relationships with diverse communities throughout Auckland to ensure wide ranging participation
Delivering education workshops to community groups and businesses locally
Working closely with our stakeholders and community partners to ensure alignment and ongoing partnership

You will have (some of) these strengths listed below:

Be empathetic, have a strong passion for humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Demonstrated people skills including good communication with individuals, groups and people from diverse backgrounds
Proven project coordination experience
Personal resilience and self-awareness, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
Be an organised and motivated self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
Experience in working with volunteers and engaging with diverse communities
Experience in scaling up projects
Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications, and a wide range of technology systems/tools

About New Zealand Red Cross (NZRC) and our culture:

We have begun a journey towards delivering stronger community impact with our new 10-year strategy (Strategy 2030). The Good and Ready Auckland project is one of our most exciting initiatives and aims to strengthen long term capacity within communities to be more prepared for emergencies, whatever they may be. This is your opportunity to contribute to long lasting positive change in Auckland.

NZRC is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. We play a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas.

We are an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 500 plus staff. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Benefits you can expect:

Full training and ongoing support will be provided including ongoing professional development opportunities
Become part of a passionate local team of humanitarians and be supported by your colleagues (staff and members)
Enjoy working for a well-respected humanitarian organisation.

Applicants for this position must be able to legally work in NZ i.e. have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. This is a full-time permanent role (37.5 hours per week).

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

For further information contact Jason Sebestian at: 027 4913521.

Applications close 5:00 pm on Sunday 26 January. Please note: Interviews will be held before February 14.

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Job Expired January 26, 2020

Job Category: Community Services and Development (other). Job Type: Full-Time. Job Salary: On application.

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