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Working with Shakti will provide you with a good insight into various ethnic communities as well as the mainstream, Maori and Pacific Island communities in New Zealand. We consider Passion and Commitment towards the cause of bringing about social change as the single most deciding factor for employment. Of course, that means dedication and determination to work from the heart, especially to help achieve the overall well-being of disadvantaged ethnic women and children and thereby ethnic families.

We also welcome Volunteers and Student Placements all year round!

URGENTLY REQUIRED: 

  • Admin Assistant – Social Services (Auckland)
  • Finance Officer (Auckland – National Role)
  • Social Enterprise Project manager (Auckland)
  • Social Work Services Manager (Auckland – National Role)
  • Social Workers – (Auckland Region, 4 Positions)
  • Marketing & Communications Intern
  • Grant Writing/Funding Intern
  • Volunteers (to support our social workers) – multiple locations

POSITION: ADMIN ASSISTANT – SOCIAL SERVICES

We are seeking an Admin Assistant to join our professional team in Auckland who would work passionately with women and children victims of domestic violence from Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities who use our Refuge services. This is a 15-hour role over 3 days.

Location:Central Auckland

Key responsibilities include:
• Administration relating to office management: Refuges are kept clean and tidy at all times,
Houses and cars are maintained as per health and safety standards and statutory requirements
• Reporting: accurate and timely reporting of Monthly reports, finance reports, CYFs accountability reports and project based reports
• Settling clients in the safe house and in the community: Ensuring clients feel comfortable, safe and empowered to live within their communities
• Ensuring clients’ advocacy appointments are planned and met.
• Financial Management: Managing centre expenses and budgets within allocated funds and following the finance processes and procedures

To be successful in this role you will be:
• Having educational background either in Business Administration, Management, Social work, Psychology, Social Policy.
• Passionate about working with women and children and ensuring their safety, and promoting social equality
• Able to work well under pressure and prioritise effectively.
• Open to understand the complex dynamics surrounding family and gender violence and have a women’s rights perspective
• Strong & demonstrable ability for advocacy, networking and team building
• Having understanding of working in a cross cultural environment
• Empathetic and a good listener
• Fluent in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language (A must)
• Able to drive in Auckland and possess a NZ full driving license (A must)
• Valid New Zealand Work Permit/Residency/Citizen
• Excellent in spoken and written English language skills

Application procedures

Interested applicants are requested to email their Cover letter and CV to the HR team, at hrd@shakti.org.nz
POSITION: FINANCE OFFICER

We have a full time opening for a Finance Officer to manage our member organizations. This is a national position based in Auckland.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake management and overall responsibility for day to day operations for all of Shakti member organisations
  • Monitoring and track expenses.
  • Ensuring that centres are accountable for preparing their budgets and managing expenses
  • Conduct regular financial audits for all Shakti centres
  • Prepare the financial reports for the Annual General meeting and funding audits
  • Filing PAYE and GST on time

Relevant Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 5 years of experience in Finance or a Master’s degree with minimum 2 years of experience in Finance
  • Be well-versed with PAYE, GST payments and Payroll
  • Have good knowledge of XERO
  • Multi-lingual —in English and have written/spoken knowledge of at least one Asian, African and/or Middle Eastern language
  • Manage organizational finances at the micro and macro level
  • Be well versed with reconciliation procedures in terms of banking, accounting, consolidation and preparation of annual financial statements for audit
  • Good networking and stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Be empathetic towards working with vulnerable women and children
  • Have New Zealand driver’s license and own transport
  • Be organized and methodical and able to work under pressure
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Have experience in a supervisory role.

The ideal candidate would be methodological and diligent in maintaining operational policies and procedural standards. You will also be a team-player, flexible to engage in volunteer work in various aspects of our organization in achieving our mission of ending family and domestic violence in ethnic communities.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  If this sounds like you, please send your CV & Cover letter to:hrd@shakti.org.nz

POSITION: Social Work Services Manager

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of migrant refugee women and families of Asian, Middle Eastern and African origins. Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, we work to enhance social justice, women’s rights and contribute to safer ethnic communities.

We have a full time opening for Social Work Services Manager to manage services for women and their children in New Zealand.

This is a national position based in Auckland. Candidate will be responsible for overall management of services run by Shakti. The services include women’s empowerment and family violence intervention and prevention.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Having a degree in social work/human services (Master’s degree must)
  • Fluent in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language(A must)
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
  • Having full driving license and own transport
  • Flexible to travel within New Zealand
  • Eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Having experience in middle management role preferably in social services, either overseas or in New Zealand.
  • Able to coordinate and manage a team
  • Able to undertake and monitor casework
  • Having a passion to make a difference and advocate for the rights of ethnic/immigrant women
  • Empathetic person with excellent administration, report-writing and networking skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Hardworking and energetic with good relationship building skills and high degree of commitment to achieving organization’s goals

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience.

If interested, please email your CV & covering letter to hrd@shakti.org.nz

POSITION: Social Workers – (Auckland Region)

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of migrant, refugee women and families of Asian, Middle Eastern and African origins.
Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, we work to enhance social justice, women’s rights and contribute to safer ethnic communities.

We are seeking a Social Worker to join our professional team in Auckland who would work passionately with women and children victims of domestic violence from Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities.

Responsibilities include:
• Crisis response and management on a 24/7 basis: Planning, developing and implementing services in order to respond to crisis in a timely manner to ensure that clients are safe (Time in lieu and work flexibility can be availed of)
• Accurate intake and returning risk assessment for clients in an efficient and timely manner adhering to Shakti’s policies at all times
• Ensuring Clients’ safety: working with lawyers for clients immediate needs for protection orders and other relevant legal orders
• Client related Documentation Management and reporting
• Attending internal and external meetings and supervision as planned
• Networking among key community leaders, individuals and organizations in ethnic communities

To be successful in this role you will be:
• Having an educational background in Social work
• Passionate about working with women and children and ensuring their safety, and promoting social equality
• Be available to work based on a roster
• Able to work well under pressure and prioritize effectively and make decisions independently to ensure clients well-being
• A good team player and support team mates proactively when required
• Open to understand the complex dynamics surrounding family and gender violence and have a women’s rights perspective
• Strong & demonstrable ability for advocacy, networking and team building
• Having understanding of working in a cross cultural environment
• Empathetic and a good listener
• Fluent in at least one Indian Language (preferrably Hindi)
• Full driving license
• Valid New Zealand Work Permit/Residency/Citizen
• Excellent in spoken and written English language skills

Selected candidates will be provided with full training.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience.
If interested, please email your CV & cover letter to hrd@shakti.org.nz

Please note: Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

POSITION: Marketing & Communications Intern (Part time position based in Henderson, Auckland)

Are you a marketing / communications student or recent graduate who is passionate about women’s rights?  We’re looking for an enthusiastic and confident marketing / communications intern to join our team.

This is a great foot-in-the-door opportunity for a motivated individual looking to make their mark with an international non-profit organisation. This role holds a wide range of responsibilities and presents the chance to gain experience across a wide cross section of marketing, communications and fundraising.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Correspond with relevant stakeholder to ascertain the current and immediate future communication and marketing needs of the organisation.
  • Assist with the development of Communications and Social Media strategy.
  • Researching and fact-checking information for campaigns.
  • Brainstorming, writing and editing content materials for website, blogs, articles and social media posts.

 To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Be qualified or working towards completing a qualification in communications or marketing.
  • Multi-Lingual with knowledge of at least one Asian, African or Middle Eastern language apart from English.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Strong researching, writing and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge and interest in social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Passionate about women’s rights issues and the work Shakti does.
  • Flexible and able to work in a cross cultural environment with diverse refugee and migrant women.
  • Able to take initiative and self-manage.
  • Have a high level of attention to detail.

If you think you’ve got what it takes please send in a cover letter and CV to hrd@shakti.org.nz

POSITION: Grant Writing / Funding Intern (Part time position based in Henderson, Auckland)

Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student or recent graduate who is passionate about women’s rights?  We’re looking for an enthusiastic and confident grant-writing intern to join our team.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector. This is a ground level experience and is also a great chance to develop above-entry-level skills.

Your role is pivotal in providing support as we pursue grant funding for our projects and administration. In this position you will be immersed in our grant research and grant writing work by provide essential research for the development of our grant application strategy, helping to draft and produce grant proposals.  Responsibilities could include:

  • Researching available and applicable grants for New Zealand, Australia and internationally
  • Data entry and time-lining for grant proposals
  • Research, retrieval and assembly of background material for grant proposals
  • Drafting of letters of inquiry and full grant proposals for submission
  • Ensuring that all grant and project files are kept up-to-date and stored appropriately

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Multi-Lingual with knowledge of at least one Asian, African or Middle Eastern language apart from English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Studying towards or recently graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in International Development / Development Studies, Social Sciences, Community Development, Management Business Administration, Marketing or Communications.
  • Volunteer experience preferably with non-profit, or a desire to gain such experience
  • Strong time-management, organizational, and internet research skills a must
  • Ability to self-motivate, stay on task and work independently
  • Passionate about women’s rights issues and the work Shakti does.
  • Have a high level of attention to detail.

Unpaid unless and until sufficient funding can be acquired.  If applicable, experience may be used for credit in internship course.

If you think you’ve got what it takes please send in a cover letter and CV to  hrd@shakti.org.nz

POSITION: VOLUNTEERS (NATIONAL)

Shakti Community Council is looking for an efficient and enthusiastic volunteers representing the different ethnic communities (Asians, African and Middle East) based in  Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Te Puke to assist Shakti’s staff in providing support services to ethnic women and children whom are victims of domestic violence in areas of language translation, Crisis pick-up, telephone counselling, youth steering, etc. Interested volunteers should have a feminist perspective, passion to work in the Human Rights area, able to advocate and stand up for women’s rights and issues. Hours are negotiable.

Training and transport expenses will be provided. Interested applicants are requested to email their CVs to hrd@shakti.org.nz.

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a non-profit, community organization, providing social services to Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities in New Zealand. We need highly motivated and enthusiastic women  who are keen to join us and make a contribution.