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Programme and Administration Officer International Development and Engagement

NZ Ombudsman
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Job Description

Programme and Administration Officer - International Development and Engagement

  • Be part of an exciting internationally focussed team
  • A critical support role
  • Use your exceptional coordination skills and eye for detail

Here at the Ombudsman, we are all about fairness for all. As an independent Officer of Parliament, we help the New Zealand public in their dealings with public sector agencies. We handle complaints, carry out investigations, protect the rights of people in detention, provide advice and training to agencies and strive to build awareness of what we do and how we do it.

Our International Development and Engagement team works to deliver on the Chief Ombudsman's vision to provide guidance, training and development support to improve public sector capability and accountability in countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Programme and Administration Officer role will carry out planning, reporting, logistics support and coordination services to support the delivery of the International Work Programme. An eye for detail is essential in this role as you will be responsible for IDE travel arrangements and activities including training, visits and meetings with overseas delegates. You will also have analytical skills so you can support the team by identifying and raising issues or opportunities where appropriate.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar position so you can hit the ground running from day one along with the following:

  • superior planning and organisational skills
  • ability to remain calm under pressure
  • strong attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively across multiple projects and activities in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • proven analytical and problem solving abilities, including the ability to apply analysis to generate sound findings
  • common sense and practical judgment
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with a willingness to contribute to a constructive, positive work environment

We have a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do.We embrace diversity of perspectives and foster an inclusive environment which benefits our people and the work they do. So, if you have a passion for helping people and want to be part of fulfilling our purpose of fairness for all, go ahead, have a read of the job description, and apply now!

Depending on skills and experience, the expected salary for this position will be between $51,000 and $67,000.

You will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form, and upload your CV and cover letter. For further information please contact the recruitment team

All applicants will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a criminal convictions check and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ Government (NZSIS) security clearance.



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