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What we do
Unions empower workers by giving them the collective strength to negotiate fair wages and working conditions, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. Across Asia and the Pacific, we support union groups in their struggle for these rights. Our initiatives create links between unions and workers in Aotearoa New Zealand and other unions throughout our region.
Skills training increases job opportunities and earning potential. Our projects support women, migrants and minorities to gain new vocational skills so they can get decent work and safely support themselves and their families.
Establishing local co-operatives enables small scale farmers, street vendors, cleaners and other groups of working people to collectively make and sell their products, improving their incomes and sustainability. We have supported Dalit and Tribal workers in India to form co-operatives, increasing their incomes and breaking dependency on money lenders, middle men and landlords.
Shape Young Leaders
With funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), we provide young community leaders from Myanmar, East Indonesia and Mindanao (southern Philippines) with the opportunity to learn about democracy, human rights, gender justice, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and community development.
UnionAID is a development organisation that is committed to empowering working people and young leaders to alleviate poverty and achieve social justice in Asia and the Pacific.
We are looking for two Young Leaders Programme Coordinators (one based in Wellington, one in Auckland) to work with our Programme Managers in the delivery of the Indonesia and Mindanao Young Leaders Programmes. The successful candidates will be directly responsible for key aspects of the programmes, including establishing and managing New Zealand based mentors and host families for the young leaders, event management, visa processing, and coordinating travel.
The role will be part time (20 hours per week).
The people we are looking for to join our team will have (among other attributes):
- A genuine interest in international development work, ideally supported by practical experience in international or community development
- Practical administration experience, ideally in a non-government or education organisation
- Proven ability to organise and undertake a diverse workload, managing constant and often competing work demands
- Excellent communication, inter-personal and organisational skills
- A positive attitude and be a team player
They will also:
- Be adept at building internal and external relationships, including with young leaders, staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
- Be familiar and competent with Microsoft Office Suite, and remote working software including Zoom, Teams, One Drive, Google Workspace tools.
If this sounds like you and you want to know more, please visit our website to get the Job Description for these positions. A Cover Letter which addresses the position description, and a CV, should be sent to the UnionAID Executive Director, Tim Sutton email@example.com by 5pm Monday July 25th.
Myanmar Young Leaders Programme Newsletter
On this International Day of Indigenous Peoples, UnionAID is proud to shine a spotlight on three remarkable indigenous young leaders
We want to take a moment to reflect on some of our recent achievements, and to thank our partners, donors,