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Senior Adviser Refugee and Migrant Education

NZ Ministry of Education
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Senior Advisor, Migrant and Refugee Education

Auckland, Full Time     

We have a unique opportunity to join our national ESOL, Migrant, Refugee and International team to support the development of Ministry capability and responsiveness through the co-ordination and implementation of support initiatives for migrant and refugee background students, families and communities. 

There is a permanent full time position for a Senior Adviser Migrant and Refugee Education available in the Auckland (Maungawhau) office. The vacancy has arisen due to the incumbent taking up a permanent role in another team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has worked with migrants and refugees in the education sector, to provide support in the Auckland region, as well as contributing to national initiatives.

In this role you will support early learning centres and schools in working to meet the needs of migrant and refugee background students and their families. You will work with senior leaders to ensure access to quality education for migrant and refugee background children and young people.

You will bring expertise in:

  • building successful relationships and working with families and communities and other settlement related agencies
  • influencing and working with others to implement support  initiatives 
  • solving complex problems and making decisions to deliver and implement effective services
  • using your evaluative skills to work with data and information to improve educational  achievement for all students.

We are seeking people with knowledge, skills and experience in education as well as knowledge of the refugee resettlement and migrant settlement processes. An understanding of English for Speakers of Other Languages Provision in schools would be an advantage. Ability to communicate in language(s) other than English is desirable. A full driver's license is a requirement.

If this opportunity interests you, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Abdirizak Abdi on 07 858 7148

Applications close 9th February 2020


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