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16 Apr 2018

Full-Time Programme Managers – Pacific Programme

peopleandco –  Overseas

Job Description

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We bring together New Zealanders and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.

Programme Managers – Pacific Programme

Join the staff of VSA with dynamic two to three year fixed term salaried positions. As Programme Manager based in a range of locations across the Pacific, you’ll be VSA’s representative managing the delivery of a high quality international development programme. A key responsibility of these overseas postings will be to lead the strategic direction of the location’s programme, with oversight from VSA’s Director International Development who is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

In these roles, you’ll draw on your expertise in relationship building to develop meaningful partnerships with local organisations. You will walk alongside them to identify ways in which VSA volunteers could contribute to upskilling, coaching, mentoring and developing those partner organisations to achieve their vision for a better future. You’ll also provide guidance and support to individual VSA volunteers and will oversee their logistical support needs with assistance from the local country programme staff who are based in the individual country you will be positioned in.

These overseas postings require experienced managers with an adventurous spirit, who enjoy a varied role and are excited by the opportunity to experience a different culture.

To be effective in these challenging and exciting roles, 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. Please make contact now to find out about the current and upcoming vacancies in these unique and rewarding role opportunities. Successful applicants will be deployed during the next twelve months between July 2018 – July 2019 as and where vacancies occur.

Applications for the current vacancy in Vanuatu close at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018 or as soon as a suitable applicant is identified.

If you are interested in the position, please click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 quoting job number 18500.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit

Job Expired May 16, 2018

Job Categories: Community Services and Development (other). Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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