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Senior Project Coordinator - Lifekeepers

Le Va | Mō mātou

Le Va is New Zealand’s national Pasifika wellbeing non-government organisation. Our purpose is to support families and communities to unleash their full potential.

We support and encourage this by carefully designing and developing evidence-based resources, tools, information, knowledge and support services for the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

Le Va takes a holistic view of wellbeing, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and environmental components. This is reflected in our portfolios of work spanning the mental health, addiction, public health, suicide prevention, disability, youth wellbeing and violence prevention social sectors.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

· Increased Employer Kiwisaver contribution

· An extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment

· Paid Wellbeing Days (2 days a year)

· HealthNow Payment Card - $250 per year to support Health and Wellbeing for you and your whanau

· Perk & Perk Plus discount app

· Holiday programme assistance

· Be part of a supportive team where work-life balance is encouraged

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

The role will be reporting to the LifeKeepers Senior Manager for this portfolio and will involve a variety of activities. For example, project management, workshop facilitation, online technical support, reporting and stakeholder engagement. The role will also include supporting the whole of Le Va activities.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. This position is based in Manukau, South Auckland.

The primary function of this role is to support the LifeKeepers Senior Manager and team to develop and deliver Aotearoa, New Zealand’s national suicide prevention programme. For the Senior Project Coordinator, this means leading specific projects within the LifeKeepers and wider Le Va team and meeting the required performance standard.

You | Mōu

You will be passionate about enhancing Māori wellbeing, by supporting mental health and eliminating inequities, and poor outcomes for Māori communities. You will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to inspire and manage. You will have strong administrative skills, and will be able to complete reporting, develop work plans and delegate, independently manage projects, facilitate education and training, and effectively engage both young and senior members of the Māori, Pasifika, and NZ communities.


· Post-Graduate tertiary qualification in health or related field

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience in mental health field or similar

· Five plus years of experience working with Māori communities.

· Experience in programme and workshop facilitation and delivery.

· Expert level experience in project-management and time-management skills, including strong administrative and computer skills.

· Proven experience, knowledge and skills in programme design, development, delivery, and evaluation.

· A high level of Te Ao Māori competency.

· Intermediate to high level of reo Māori.

· Proven knowledge and skills in working with Māori communities

· Demonstrable experience in report writing.

· Comfortable working in the areas of mental health, disability, suicide, and sexual violence prevention.

· Current full, clean New Zealand driver’s license and flexibility to travel nationally with ease.

· Ability to work outside of normal work hours where required.

· Experience in programme and workshop facilitation and delivery.

· Possesses a strong value base that supports inclusive ways of working with people from diverse cultural groups.


· Relevant Tertiary Qualification in a related field.

· Experience in community or social sectors.

· Research and/or evaluation experience and skills.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 7th August 2024. Please note, this advert may close early when a suitable candidate has been found.

Position Description:

Contact: Tiana Watkins - Senior Manager on

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