23 Jun 2020

Fixed-term OPCAT Programme and Administration Officer

Office of the Ombudsman – Posted by OOTOAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Critical support role for our inspectors
  • Use your exceptional coordination skills and eye for detail
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity

Mō te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata – About the Office of the Ombudsman

As an independent Officer of Parliament, the Chief Ombudsman works to ensure people are treated fairly by handling complaints against government agencies and encouraging good administration. As part of his role, the Chief Ombudsman monitors and inspects places of detention for cruel and inhuman treatment under the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

Mō tō mātou tira – About our team

As our jurisdictions have expanded we are establishing a new OPCAT team responsible for the inspection of private aged care facilities throughout New Zealand. Led by the Manager OPCAT, this small team of Inspectors require extensive administrative support to enable them to undertake this important work.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

The OPCAT Programme and Administration Officer will provide coordination, administration and logistics support to Inspectors. This includes preparing and tracking budget documentation, and coordinating activities, meetings and resources to support the successful delivery of the inspections programme. You will make travel arrangements for the team and prepare inspections programme planning documentation to help keep the team on track.

He kōrero mōu – About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience in a similar administration or programme coordination role.
  • Understanding and experience with project management methodology.
  • Superior planning and organisational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively across multiple projects and activities in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with a willingness to contribute to a constructive, positive team environment.
  • High level of integrity and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Me pēhea e tono - How to apply

To apply, visit our website where you will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form and upload your CV and cover letter. For further information about this vacancy please email recruitment@ombudsman.parliament.nz. 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. Depending on skills and experience the salary is expected to be between $51,000 and $67,000. Applications close Monday, 29 June 2020. 

Job Categories: Administration / Clerical. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job Tags: admin, Administration, Coordination, fairness for all, ombudsman, and Support. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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