13 Nov 2018

Full-Time Programme Manager Bougainville

people&co. –  Wellington & Auckland

Job Description

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) sends skilled Kiwis to the Pacific and beyond to share their experience and knowledge directly with local people and communities. Working together with our regional neighbours, our volunteers create new opportunities for people that will continue to ripple across communities for generations to come.

Join the staff of VSA with this salaried position. As Programme Manager based in Buka in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG, you’ll be VSA’s representative managing the delivery of a high quality international development programme within Bougainville. A key responsibility of this overseas posting will be to set and lead the strategic direction of our Bougainville programme, with oversight from VSA’s Director International Development who is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

In this role, you’ll draw on your expertise in relationship building to develop meaningful partnerships with local organisations. You will then identify ways in which VSA volunteers could contribute to upskilling those partner organisations to achieve their particular goals. You’ll also provide guidance and support to individual VSA volunteers and will oversee their logistical support needs with local assistance from the Country Programme Officer who is also based in Bougainville.

This overseas posting requires an experienced manager with an adventurous spirit, who enjoys a varied role and is excited by the opportunity to experience a different culture.

To be effective in this challenging and exciting role, you’ll be a motivated self-starter with heaps of “can do” attitude and initiative, as well as:
proven management experience across a range of areas (especially people, strategic, finance and administration)
experience in developing, planning, coordinating and managing development programmes
highly effective interpersonal/relationship-building, communication and influencing skills
a tertiary qualification in international development or a similar discipline, or equivalent relevant expertise
sound understanding of development principles and the political, social, cultural and economic issues that are important to developing countries
the ability to relate well to people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
successful experience in living and working in a developing country, preferably in the Pacific.

Only people with a current passport confirming New Zealand citizenship, or New Zealand permanent residency with a multiple re-entry permit, will be considered.

A full employment package including airfares, furnished housing, utilities subsidy, location grants, language training, and comprehensive expatriate insurance cover will be offered in addition to salary.

Your urgent consideration of this great opportunity is encouraged. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 25 November 2018 or as soon as a suitable applicant is identified.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the Programme Manager – Bougainville position please apply to:

All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

Alternatively, if this sounds like you but you’re not available for the above role and would like to be considered for VSA’s other Programme Manager roles coming up during the next 12 months, please submit your general expression of interest via the link above.

For further information contact Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 or Anne Jordan on (04) 931 9470 quoting job number 18593.

Job Categories: Community Development. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: On application. Job expires in 28 days.

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