Senior Advisor - Election Access Fund at Electoral Commission, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Electoral Commission is looking for an experienced disability expert to join the Election Access Fund Project team. This person must be able to navigate around the disability sector with confidence and sensitivity. As the project is underway we need someone who learns fast and can hit the ground running.
The project is to set up and implement the Election Access Fund, which will support disabled people to stand as candidates in parliamentary general elections and by-elections. The purpose of the fund is to reduce barriers faced by disabled people by covering disability related costs which non-disabled candidates do not face.
The Senior Advisor - Election Access Fund, will apply equity principles and disability expertise in the delivery of high-quality specialist advice and support to the Election Access Fund Project.
There are two aspects to this role:
- The first is to work as a trusted senior advisor in the project team, and to effectively manage and support assigned areas of the fund development.
- The second is to undertake the primary liaison role once the fund is in place, working directly with applicants to facilitate their applications to the fund.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in delivering a unique project that is designed to make a tangible difference.
This is a 15-month Fixed Term role.
Supporting establishment of the working fund:
- Being a senior trusted member of the Election Access Fund Project Team, providing advice, undertaking research and contributing to team discussions and decision-making.
- Providing timely, high quality, evidence-based information and support to the project areas.
- Developing best practice guidance and policies to support fund applicants.
- Supporting sector consultation, including leading and co-facilitating meetings with key stakeholder groups.
- Working with applicants to collate information and to guide and assist them through the process.
- Liaising with service providers and equipment suppliers.
- Documenting applications, agreements and reports.
To be successful in this role you will need to:
- Have at least 5 years experience working in/with the disability sector in advisor-type roles.
- have lived experience of disability (desirable) and/or extensive knowledge of the disability sector.
- have excellent research and analytical skills with the ability to formulate well-reasoned solutions.
- have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- have knowledge and understanding of human rights concepts, diversity and inclusion principles.
- have experience working on projects with multiple components.
- have a proven ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse people and groups.
- have strong organisational skills and a drive to get things done.
- have proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a part of a team.
About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri
The Electoral Commission is an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for them to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand's democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.
In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the New Zealand Aid Programme, the International Team provides technical assistance to electoral agencies in the Pacific and beyond to support those agencies to enhance their electoral administration capability.
Why join the Electoral Commission?
The Commission is building an inclusive strength focussed culture where diversity is encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do. We offer a competitive salary and flexible working conditions.
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Applications close at 5pm, 4 July 2022
You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.
All new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission. If there is no MVP provided it will be assumed you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachment:||Senior Advisor - Position Description 14 June 20221 (1).pdf (PDF, 252KB)
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