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Programme Manager, International

Posted on Fri, 16 Sep 2022

Work type

Permanent - part time



Close date

Mon, 26 Sep 2022

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

An exciting opportunity to join the International Team as a Programme Manager, International in a part time permanent role, at the Electoral Commission in Wellington.  

This role supports managing the delivery of electoral assistance programmes, particularly to Pacific nations.  It provides electoral programme expertise and knowledge allowing independent elections to be run successfully.  

The Programme Manager, International is a part time (20 hours per week), permanent position and would suit a candidate who is action orientated, has a customer focus, drive for results and excels at relationship management.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support other nations with the delivery of independent elections  
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders  
  • Lead and coach a diverse project team that works collaboratively and is committed to team goals and objectives
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to establish the criteria and terms for each Memorandum of Understanding connection 
  • Develop realistic action plans and manage organisation change 
  • Use a systematic approach to identify opportunities to solve problems and offer alternative solutions 
  • Manage budget requirements, meet organisational financial budgeting, and monitor and report expenditure  

To apply you must have: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or international development experience  
  • Experience with the New Zealand electoral processes, systems and operations 
  • Knowledge of the sensitive political and governmental environments the Commission works in internationally 
  • Experience in analysing and documenting business requirements 
  • Experience in event management 
  • High level computer literacy 
  • Well-developed negotiation and relationship management skills 

About Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri | Electoral Commission  

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and participate in parliamentary elections. 
Here's your chance to contribute to New Zealand's democracy as part of a team of electoral experts who design, build, and implement processes and systems for parliamentary elections and referenda. 

Why join the Electoral Commission? 

The Commission is building an inclusive culture where your contributions are valued and diversity is encouraged. You will join a team who are proud of their contribution to New Zealand and are passionate about what they do. The Commission has a generous Flexible Working Policy.

Next steps: 

To apply for this role, or to view a job description, visit (reference NZ-1663683).

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You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand. 

Applications close on 26 September 2022.  We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable candidates prior to the application closing date. 

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact  

All new employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission. If an MVP is not provided, we will assume you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission. 

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