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Senior Project Coordinator: Suicide Prevention

  • Full time position, working Monday to Friday
  • Based in Manukau, Auckland
  • Make a difference in Pasifika communities

Support the development and delivery of the FLO: Pasifika for Life national Pasifika suicide prevention programme. Help us enhance wellbeing within Pasifika communities in New Zealand.

Le Va

Le Va is New Zealand’s national Pasifika wellbeing non-government organisation within the Wise Group. Our purpose is to support Pasifika people reach their full potential so that our families and communities are flourishing. Our approach is holistic: we believe health encompasses mental, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. Our portfolio supports this perspective, encompassing mental health, addictions, disability, public health, suicide prevention, violence prevention, and cultural competency programmes.

The Role

We’re looking for an outstanding person to fill the role of Senior Project Coordinator. You will have the skills to facilitate and deliver workshops, project manage the roll-out of workshops, and train and co-ordinate a group of facilitators across Aotearoa New Zealand. This means managing and coordinating the promotion and delivery of the FLO programme, demonstrating best practice, quality assurance, in a way that is clinically safe and culturally robust - particularly to meet the needs of Pasifika communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a full-time position, working Monday- Friday, 8:30am – 5pm. Flexibility is required for the delivery of trainings outside normal working hours.


We’re looking for an outstanding addition to our aiga! Someone who is passionate about the well-being of the Pasifika community, is a team player with a kind heart, and has excellent project management and workshop facilitation skills. You will also be a natural communicator and adept at managing relationships. You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to independently manage specific projects, facilitate education and training, and effectively engage Pasifika communities. You will also be passionate about reducing suicide within Pasifika communities in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We’re seeking a leader who is driven and passionate about preventing suicide, about Pasifika, and ultimately, ensuring all communities reach their full potential. You’ll be an achiever who can see what needs to be done and gets on with doing it. You’ll inspire others with your energy, enthusiasm and motivation to act with the ability to collaborate and connect to bring people, groups and organisations together. You’re a critical thinker who can apply clear, rational, logical thinking to problem solving, applies empathic assessment and analysis, formulating solutions and independently trouble shooting risk and errors.

Required Skills


  • Group facilitation and/or teaching experience and skills
  • An in-depth understanding of Pasifika culture
  • Experience engaging and working alongside Pasifika young people and families
  • Demonstrable practice of the Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • Current full, clean New Zealand driver’s license and flexibility to travel nationally with ease
  • Flexibility to travel and deliver training across Aotearoa New Zealand


  • Fluency in a Pasifika language
  • Suicide prevention, mental health and/or well-being expertise
  • Relevant Post-Graduate Tertiary Qualification

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

If you’ve got what it takes and are inspired to make a difference to the future wellbeing of all New Zealanders, then apply now!

Applications Close: Saturday 11 September 2021. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

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Contact: Leilani Clarke, Senior Manager; Suicide Prevention - Pacific, if you have any questions – 022 198 3558

For further information about Le Va, visit our website