We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

The Children’s Commissioner is an Independent Crown Entity, appointed by the Governor-General, carrying out responsibilities and functions set out in the Children’s Commissioner Act 2003. The Children’s Commissioner has a range of statutory powers to promote the rights, health, welfare, and wellbeing of children and young people from 0 to 18 years. These functions are undertaken through advocacy, public awareness, consultation, research, undertaking investigations, informing Oranga Tamariki’s development and monitoring of statutory services. The role includes specific functions in respect of monitoring activities completed under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989 and carrying out the Commissioner’s monitoring mandate as a National Preventive Mechanism under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989. The Children’s Commissioner also undertakes systemic advocacy functions and investigates particular issues with potential to threaten the health, safety, or wellbeing of children and young people. The Children’s Commissioner has a particular responsibility to raise awareness and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

An exciting opportunity now exists to join our Office as the Executive Assistant to the Director, Strategy, Rights and Advice (SRA). This is a part-time, fixed-term contract until 30 June 2019 (20 hours per week). 

The purpose of this role is the provision of administrative and operational support that effectively assists the Director, Strategy, Rights & Advice and the SRA team to achieve their work programme deliverables successfully. The appointee will be expected to think strategically and work as an integral part of the team.

Summary of Key Accountabilities

The Executive Assistant (SRA) will be required to work with the Director, Strategy, Rights & Advice, providing high quality and timely administrative support. This will involve assisting the Director Strategy, Rights & Advice to carry out her strategic leadership and management role effectively through provision of executive support, including diary management, travel, meeting management co-ordination, correspondence, follow-ups and actions. It will also involve some administrative and logistical support to the SRA team and ensuring administrative and file systems are in place and maintained. This will require effective communication and engagement with both internal and external stakeholders.

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Applications for this position close 14 December 2018. Please email your CV, cover letter and application form to children@occ.org.nz.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.