Aidmax Recruiting

  • Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

Development Facilitator (Migrant Community) – our new migrant communities 

  • Wanting to make a substantial difference to equality for migrant / refugee groups. 

  • Sound planning skills and able to formulate practical solutions to the complex challenges facing families. 

  • Influencer with strong communication skills and relationship building experience. 

About the role  

Belong Aotearoa, the organisation driving innovation to improve newcomer settlement and integration is launching a new initiative.  The action revolves around employment mentoring concepts, transformative changes with longer term outcomes, the lifting of family incomes. Working with families, communities, employers, and government to raise economic outcomes for refugee or migrant families.  

Phase One: The first stage of this initiative is to scope best and new practice evidence to create a snapshot of best and new practice evidence (including the work Belong Aotearoa has already built proof of concept around) to inform this employment mentoring initiative. Some of the work will involve: Convening a group of community partners, business networks, and funders interested in sharing their expertise, and knowledge, to form a core working group. This is essential for building cross-sector relationships, gathering insights, analysing the research, and system mapping, including employment opportunities, and the needs of industries and employers.  

Phase Two: Leading an innovative approach. this is about collaboration, community-led innovation, leadership, and systems change. Building relationships and gathering real-time insights. There are two key elements to this initiative which include systems change innovation and testing mentoring concepts to increase social inclusion, to rebalance the opportunities available. 

The position is fixed term (12 months) to cover parental leave but, subject to funding there may be continuing opportunities. 

About you 

An experienced leader in both employment and relationship building with employers and a proven track record of influencing across boundaries and within complex systems.  Is Entreprenurial and able to build effective senior level relationships in a compelling way and demonstrate strong personal credibility. Must have a strong understanding of migrant former refugee sector and inequalities policy landscape.  

You will have: 

  • Proven skills in inclusive leadership  

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Strong organisation values. 

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. 

  • Passionate about the Not For Profit Sector 

  • Personal values based on appreciation of diversity  

  • Power to convince stakeholders to address difficult or complex issues through listening to diverse perspectives, finding common ground, and avoiding criticism or complaints. 

  • Experience of stakeholder relationship management with ability to build strategic alliances with key stakeholders – including communities, local government, central government, NGOs, philanthropic funders, and businesses. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Excellent Project Management including experience delivering well planned initiatives. 

  • Full New Zealand driver’s license. 

  • Proficient in using Office 365 – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. 


About us 

About Belong Aotearoa 

The journey to belonging for many people from migrant and former refugee backgrounds, is one that for many is met with barriers and challenges that marginalise, discriminate and isolate communities from opportunities for inclusion and wellbeing. The journey is filled with ups and down filled with key points that contribute or prevent to a sense of belonging. We work alongside community and collaboratively with others, to help raise awareness, create and implement solutions and drive not just systems change, but transformative change that is sustainable by addressing all barriers. 

Our focus is on ‘systems change’. This means disrupting the ‘upstream’ conditions that are the source of inequity and exclusion for refugee-background and migrant communities – including institutional racism and discrimination; and transforming the ‘downstream’ experiences of people on the ground towards inclusion, belonging, connection and intergenerational wellbeing. To achieve this, we need to work upstream with government and the resettlement sector and downstream with people in communities. We work directly with refugee-background and migrant families and communities to understand their lived experiences and co-design scalable solutions. This feeds the work we do upstream to influence wider shifts in attitudes, policy, and practice at a national scale. We target our efforts on achieving change for refugee-background and migrant communities that are the most marginalised, with a particular focus on women. This is an evidence-informed approach, based on research that highlights the poverty burden and social isolation experienced by women in these communities and the importance of lived experience driving systemic change. We collaborate and partner strategically with those who have shared aims, interests, and values. For more see: 

Find out more / apply: 

For an application form, job description or further details email your details – putting DF in the subject line.