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Advocacy Advisor

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
2 Jul 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Salary
$55,000 - $59,999
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Advocacy Advisor

About the role

Every day at Barnardos, we are working towards the vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child shines bright.  In this role you will be working closely with our General Manager Advocacy, supporting the day-to-day delivery of Barnardos’ Advocacy Strategy.   You will develop insights by engaging effectively with a range of people and applying this knowledge to support Barnardos’ to drive systemic change across legislation, policy, practice and institutions, influencing key decision-makers on some of the biggest challenges facing children today.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertaking research and analysis and preparing draft advocacy content for use across a range of channels
  • Engaging with tamariki and rangatahi and supporting the Barnardos platform to champion change for children
  • Engaging with Barnardos’ service delivery teams to elicit data and gain insights from practice, to develop a sound evidence base from which policy-based, solutions-focused advocacy can be shaped

Ideal skills and experience

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as law, policy, social work, community development, youth work, communications 
  • Experience producing high quality written work based on sound analysis and synthesis of information, to influence and shape systems-level changes
  • Proven ability building and maintaining effective relationships with people from a diverse range of cultures and settings, and confidence facilitating engagement with different audiences
  • Knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand’s system of government and the current issues impacting our children and young people
  • Skilled in engaging with traditional and social media
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the status of tamariki and rangatahi Māori as tangata whenua, alongside an understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand as a multicultural country

To view the position description for this role visit www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us

For more information, contact Dr Claire Achmad at claire.achmad@barnardos.org.nz or phone +64275627368   

Applications close at 5 pm on the 31 July 2019.

Interviews will be held in mid-August 2019.

Please apply only if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

About the role

Every day at Barnardos, we are working towards the vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child shines bright.  In this role you will be working closely with our General Manager Advocacy, supporting the day-to-day delivery of Barnardos’ Advocacy Strategy.   You will develop insights by engaging effectively with a range of people and applying this knowledge to support Barnardos’ to drive systemic change across legislation, policy, practice and institutions, influencing key decision-makers on some of the biggest challenges facing children today.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertaking research and analysis and preparing draft advocacy content for use across a range of channels
  • Engaging with tamariki and rangatahi and supporting the Barnardos platform to champion change for children
  • Engaging with Barnardos’ service delivery teams to elicit data and gain insights from practice, to develop a sound evidence base from which policy-based, solutions-focused advocacy can be shaped

Ideal skills and experience

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as law, policy, social work, community development, youth work, communications 
  • Experience producing high quality written work based on sound analysis and synthesis of information, to influence and shape systems-level changes
  • Proven ability building and maintaining effective relationships with people from a diverse range of cultures and settings, and confidence facilitating engagement with different audiences
  • Knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand’s system of government and the current issues impacting our children and young people
  • Skilled in engaging with traditional and social media
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the status of tamariki and rangatahi Māori as tangata whenua, alongside an understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand as a multicultural country

To view the position description for this role visit www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us

For more information, contact Dr Claire Achmad at claire.achmad@barnardos.org.nz or phone +64275627368   

Applications close at 5 pm on the 31 July 2019.

Interviews will be held in mid-August 2019.

Please apply only if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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