Resettlement Case officer - Housing | Auckland
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|Application Close Date:||22-Sep-2019|
- Looking to join a fabulous team focused on helping families build a new life in New Zealand?
- Are you a great communicator who enjoys building strong stakeholder relationships?
- Enjoy working in a fast paced, culturally diverse work environment?
- Fixed Term until Oct 2020
Why work for us?
Based in Mangere, at the Refugee Resettlement Centre, the Refugee Quota Branch is responsible for the selection and resettlement of the refugees under the Refugee Quota Policy.
The objective of the Refugee Quota Policy is to provide a safe haven and resettle refugees who have been referred by the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in line with New Zealand's national, international and humanitarian obligations and commitments.
The Refugee Quota Branch also manages the reception centre and delivery of the reception programme at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre.
We have an exciting opportunity at the Refugee Quota Branch to help shape refugee lives.
The Resettlement Case Officer -Housing role is vital to the successful resettlement of refugee families; coordinating a housing solution for each new arrival.
We are seeking a dynamic, flexible and determined person with a solutions focused approach to join our team. The Resettlement Case Officer – Housing, works in partnership with Housing New Zealand, Ministry of Social Development and private landlords to identify suitable first home for each family. As part of this role there is regular travel to the resettlement regions in New Zealand, to gain an understanding of the housing market and to build strategic relationships.
The right candidate will have an understanding of the social or private housing market, proven strengths in relationship management with stakeholders as well as strong organisational skills.
Skills and experience required:
- Knowledge of Social Housing, Private housing or similar background
- Have previous experience in building relationships with commercial, non-government and government stakeholders.
- Have strong organisational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritise, manage high and sometimes changing workloads and meet deadlines
- Have the ability to establish credibility and build strong working relationships
- Have strong verbal and written communication skills
- Have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Have an understanding of refugee resettlement needs
- Willingness to engage with ongoing professional development
- Must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
How to apply:
To apply for this position, click the ‘Apply Now' button, register your details and submit your cover letter and CV outlining your suitability for this role.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via our online process. For further information please refer to the attached position Description. If you have any further questions email email@example.com referencing MBIE/1420009.
Applications close 5pm Sunday 22 September 2019.