Young Leaders Programme Manager

Closes: 30 January 2019

If you have a background in education and a keen interest in international development this position, managing UnionAID’s new Mindanao Young Leaders Programme, may be for you.

UnionAID is an international development organisation, and registered charity, working to alleviate poverty and injustice in our Asia-Pacific region. In addition to our work with NZ unions and overseas partners promoting decent work we currently run MFAT funded programmes for young community leaders from Myanmar and Indonesia.

A new Mindanao Young Leaders Programme starting in 2019 will bring 8 young leaders from civil society organisations in Mindanao in the Philippines to Wellington each year for a four-month programme on sustainable development. The programme will develop the skills and knowledge of young civil society leaders in areas such as community development, democratic processes, conflict resolution, rule of law, proposal writing and advocacy so they can contribute further to the development of their own communities.

The position available is as Programme Manager for the Young Leaders Programme and as well as the Mindanao Young Leaders Programme the role will cover some tasks for the delivery of the existing Myanmar Young Leaders Programme also run by UnionAID in Wellington. This is a full-time position and based in Wellington. In this role you will be responsible for the curriculum development, implementation and management of the programme. You will also develop and maintain high quality working relationships with UnionAID, International Alert (partner organisation in Mindanao) and Victoria University staff, and with other organisations and individuals who may be able to assist with the programme or have an interest in it.

We are searching for someone who has teaching or other adult education experience and is able to help students think critically the issues and content in the programme. Candidates should have a strong interest in international development and a passion for empowering others to reach their potential.

How to apply

To apply please first read the full job description below. Then send your CV and cover letter to Violet at by 30 January using the subject line Mindanao Young Leaders Programme: Application.

Please also list two references in your CV however these won’t be contacted until the shortlist stage. You must be a NZ citizen or have the right to work permanently in NZ to apply.

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