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Job Vacancy - Women's Refuge

February 26, 2016 at 8:31 AM

Job Vacancy - Policy Advisor

Women's Refuge, National Collective of Independent Women's Refuge Incorporated (NCIWR) is an independent non-government umbrella organisation for member Refuges throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. Our national office provides a wide range of advocacy, advisory, awareness building, training, fundraising and support services to member refuges, Government, agencies and our many business partners and stakeholders.

A vacancy exists at our national office for a Policy Advisor. We are pleased to invite applications from candidates who have the experience and competencies to meet the specifics of this role.  Notably experience in government or social service sectors and an understanding of the machinery of government including knowledge and understanding of the family and domestic violence sector within New Zealand will be valued in this role and a distinct advantage.

There could be an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills, experience and political nous to expand this role. The potential to explore opportunities or undertake research  or new projects exists.

Key proficiencies:

  • Policy Development
  • Policy Management
  • Communication
  • Relationship Management
  • Team Work

Qualifications and Technical competencies:

  • Policy development and design
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Practiced listening skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications would be an advantage

The Policy Advisor is required to analyse policy issues within a work programme, develop and provide policy advice. This is an opportunity to show initiative and to present innovative policy options and recommendations for consideration by the Chief Executive. You will be required to identify and assess factors in the public and private sector environment relating to or which may impact upon the organisation. You will engage and interact with diverse groups of people and be required to articulate the organisations position and strategy on issues to stakeholders in a way which is inclusive, and which contributes to collaborative ways of working and which supports the NCIWR vision and values.

An ability to consult with stakeholders from government or social service sector organisations and interact with community and professional groups, organisations and individuals is essential.

This is a part-time (20 hour) position based at our National Office in Wellington. Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience is essential.  Experience working in community development or for an NGO would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo reference checks and security clearance.

For a position description and an application form contact Cheryl Gibbs at NCIWR national office: Phone: (04) 802 5078. Go to www.womensrefuge for further information about us. To view the job description and obtain an application form please follow the link:

Applications for this role close at 12 noon on 9th March 2016


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