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Jobs: Workforce & Academic Manager (Auckland)

Published: 01.02.2018

Jobs: Workforce & Academic Manager (Auckland)/Patients wait to have their eye patches removed the morning following cataract surgery

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is looking for a Workforce & Academic Manager to join their Auckland-based programmes team and help eliminate avoidable blindness.

This role will be based in their 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 programmes for mid-level eye care workers.

The current key responsibilities are:

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

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

Some ideal skills and qualifications the successful candidate may have:

  • Nursing (incl. PGDEC) /Optometry degree, or equivalent
  • Masters in Development Studies, Public Health or related area
  • Masters in Development Studies, Public Health or related area
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching development programs in a developing country context
  • Fully conversant with the FHFNZ mid-level eye care programme curriculum
  • Previous experience teaching the FHFNZ mid-level eye care programme in the Pacific
  • Knowledge of the eye care sector
  • Previous experience working with Ministries of Health
  • Experience working in Public Health programmes
  • Proven experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector
  • Strong knowledge of donor requirements/systems
  • Proactive approach to working in a team environment
  • Capacity to work well with minimal supervision
  • Be able and eligible to live in Auckland, New Zealand
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Strategic and lateral thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise and logical way
  • Attention to detail

It would be advantageous to have:

  • Knowledge of or experience in International development in a Pacific regional context
  • Familiarity with and or experience in working with Pacific communities

How to apply:

email your CV (2 pages max) and cover letter to [email protected]
Your cover letter should explain:

o    your suitability against the above criteria
o    your motivation for the role
o    Be addressed to “Marleen Nelisse, Programme Director”

•    Applications close as soon as we find ‘The One’
•    Apply ASAP, as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and may close early.
•    Unsuccessful candidates will be notified accordingly.

Eligibility: To apply for this position you must be eligible to work in New Zealand

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Photo on top: Patients wait to have their eye patches removed the morning following cataract surgery by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ for #MakeVisionCount photo competition