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Programme and Contracts Coordinator (Fixed Term until 28 June 2019) - Whangarei

Ministry of Social Development
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Ministry of Social Development


Programme and Contracts Coordinator – Whangarei

Full Time, Fixed Term / Secondment to 28 June 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a strong effective communicator to join our team. You will need to have a pragmatic, highly organised approach and be agile enough to move with the fast paced nature of a project based initiative. This is an important role and you will need to have strong technical proficiency in Microsoft Office packages and ideally have previous experience in a project based position.

About the role

The Programme and Contracts Coordinator role is to provide administrative assistance to the Manager and the team members of the He Poutama Taitamariki Team. It involves liaising with training providers and providing technical information to Service Centre Managers, Case Managers and Work Brokers. The role provides a central point for assisting regionally based advisors with community group contracting, reporting and collecting information to be used in future regional business plans. This role will keep frontline operational staff aware of opportunities and dates and ensure participation numbers are met for existing contracts.

About the Project

He Poutama Taitamariki (HPT) is a regional initiative designed to empower and enable youth at risk of long term unemployment and poor social outcomes. HPT is tailored to young people and provides intensive support to individuals during the course of his or her journey of life change, training or employment, however long that may be. HPT grew out of the small town pilot programmes KODE, GROW and the regional initiative T500. It has been operating for nearly two years and it represents a significant change in the way we work with and support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and we are excited about the potential impact we can have. HPT combines a youth specific case management model with customised contracted services all of which have in-built manaaki tangata (long term pastoral care). Young people are at the heart of what we do in Northland and this dynamic project has had a significant impact on youth benefit numbers. In December 2016, partners embarked on this new approach with just over 2,600 young people receiving benefits. Today this figure sits at 2118. The issue of youth unemployment and disengagement has been acute in Northland but with initiatives like this, we are changing our story. 

How to apply

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please tell us why you want to be involved in He Poutama Taitamariki and outline any relevant project experience you have.

Applications close: Friday 19th October 2018 at 10.00pm

Please note:

  • If you currently work for MSD you must apply through your myHR careers portal at work.
  • For a further discussion about the role contact Kim on (09) 9839131.

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