OPCAT Programme and Administration Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: OMB/1432488
  • Job Title: OPCAT Programme and Administration Officer
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  • Summary:

Programme and Administration Officer OPCAT

  • Be part of a high performing team
  • A critical support role for our inspectors
  • Wellington based

The Chief Ombudsman inspects and monitors the treatment of people in places of detention, including prisons, courts, immigration detention facilities, and health and disability facilities. This is carried out through a programme of visits to facilities around the country. The inspection role stems from the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).   

As a result of an internal promotion we are now looking for our next Programme and Administration Officer for our OPCAT work. Reporting to a Manager OPCAT you will provide programme coordination, administration and logistics support to inspectors. This includes preparing and tracking programme, planning and budget documentation, and making travel arrangements. You’ll also play a lead role in coordinating the preparation, data collation and data analysis for all survey activity conducted by inspectors.

As the nature of inspections work involves dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information, the ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and discretion will be key for this position.

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

  • an understanding of and experience with using project management methodology
  • 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.

The successful appointee must have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand.

Depending on skills and experience, the salary is expected to be $51,000 and $67,000

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button 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

Applications close Tuesday, 26 November 2019.