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Top 3 Humanitarian Jobs of the Day: 30 Jan. 2018

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
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Workforce & Academic Manager; Auckland, New Zealand

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is sadly replacing their Workforce & Academic Manager, Graeme Nicholls. Join the Auckland-based programmes team and help eliminate avoidable blindness.

The Fred Hollows Foundation carries on the work of a very special New Zealander, the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). We restore sight to the needlessly blind and train local eye health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities.

Scope of role:

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is sadly saying farewell to their much loved Workforce & Academic Manager, Graeme Nicholls, who is moving on. Do you have what it takes to fill his formidable shoes? Let us know what you could offer. We recognise that this is a niche role and is likely to change with what the new incumbent brings, therefore we invite your expression of interest to help paint the new picture.

This role will be based in our Auckland office and reports directly to the Programmes Director.

Currently, the role of Workforce & Academic Manager is to coordinate all inputs into mid-level eye care graduate support on behalf of FHFNZ. They also function as the FHFNZ Academic Manager, responsible for ensuring the integrity and consistency of FHFNZ academic programs for mid-level eye care workers. 

The current key responsibilities are:

•    Oversight and consistency of academic programs
•    Graduate Workforce Support
•    Research

These may vary slightly depending on what you can bring to the position.

Learn more here.

Field Support Officer - Social Performance (voluntary); Tonga

Employer: Good Return 
Work Type/s: Volunteer 
Applications close: 26 February, 2018. 

  • Live and work for 12 months in a developing country
  • Work with innovative organisations across the Asia Pacific Region
  • Support women & men from low-income backgrounds to achieve economic empowerment

A unique opportunity to work across the Asia Pacific region supporting financial capability development and economic empowerment initiatives as part of Good Return’s FSO Volunteer Program.

You will play a key role in the following: 

  • Support the implementation of the Client Protection Principles and poverty measurement activities across our partner's network of microfinance institutions
  • Support staff capacity development, as well as monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support social performance on cross-cutting areas including gender equality, disability and inclusion, and child protection

You will hold a degree in Economics, Finance/Business, Statistics, International Development, Education or similar (Masters preferred), and have at least 1 year of work experience (paid or unpaid) relevant to Good Return’s program areas, such as international development, finance/banking or adult education. Self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work under limited supervision are important to the role.

Strong written & verbal communication skills and personal qualities—including patience, tolerance, open-mindedness and adaptability—will be required to work effectively in a cross-cultural team environment.

Good Return will provide international airfares from Sydney, certain pre-departure medical costs, visa expenses, insurance and a monthly living allowance (including accommodation costs).

Eligibility: Australian citizenship or permanent residency status is required to apply for this position.

Additional Information: The role will commence in early July 2018. Applicants must be available for a 4-day induction course in May 2018, prior to their placement, at Good Return’s Sydney office. Later commencement dates and/or periods of less than 12 months will not be considered.

Learn more in the full Position Description.

Communications Project Officer, Jordan

Support the implementation of ARK’s Syria Communications project. Work with the production team to ensure programme objectives are met with deliverables of the highest quality, and within the required timeframe and budget.

  • Produce high quality, professional outputs for on and offline audiences in Syria that attain reach and are resonant.
  • Ensure all internal and contracted periodic reports are completed on time and to a high quality and in accordance with ARK and donor requirements.
  • Work with the ARK’s teams to ensure commitment of adequate resources from approved budgets to support project implementation. 
  • When required and in conjunction with the Project Manager liaise with donors and clients to provide accurate, relevant and timely reporting on project implementation, impact and development opportunities. 
  • Liaise and coordinate across ARK project teams, headquarters and country offices to encourage sharing of knowledge and resources and effective programme synergies.
  • Cultivate and strengthen ARK’s strategic partnership with any relevant actors, such as consortium partners, and identify other regional actors for potential new business opportunities.
  • Working with the Project Manager, Programme Director and Head of Business Development assist in representing ARK in Turkey and help to identify new programming opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of first degree in journalism or international development or equivalent professional experience/qualification 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in international journalism and content production, including time in a management position.
  • Proven analytical and project management skills, including experience in planning, budgeting and assessment. 
  • Demonstrated experience of working across different media formats, including film, television, radio and social media.
  • Experience of working in the MENA/Levant region as well as experience of working with teams from diverse backgrounds and cultures in complex operating environments. 
  • Native-level English language written and oral skills, in order to compile and deliver complex and comprehensive reports, presentations and other materials for international donors.
  • Wide professional network in the field of international media and production that can be leveraged in pursuit of project objectives. 
  • Commitment to team-building and demonstrated experience in training, development and mentoring of other team members. 
  • High personal adaptability, proactivity, and problem solving ability, with a proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fluid environment.
  • Personal flexibility to undertake international travel at short notice. 
  • Excellent social skills and effective inter-personal communication skills.

Learn more here.

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