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Information & Research Advisor - Maternity cover

The Fred Hollows Foundation (NZ)

  • A key role with a high-performing team ending avoidable blindness
  • Contributing to important development outcomes across the Pacific
  • Be part of the team ending avoidable blindness in the Pacific
  • Flexible and creative work culture
  • Central city location, free gym and health insurance

About us

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ carries on the work of legendary Kiwi, the late Professor Fred Hollows, who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care. We work in the Pacific where four out of five people that are blind, don't need to be as their condition is treatable or preventable. We restore sight to the needlessly blind and train local eye health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities. Fred worked tirelessly to end avoidable blindness and while it didn't happen in his lifetime, we're working hard to make it happen in ours. To find out more, visit our website: www.hollows.org.nz

About the vacancy

The Information & Research Advisor is one of our functional specialists that comprises our programme quality team.

Responsible for our research portfolio this role ensures that all research and related activities are in line with our organisational strategy.

The role conducts, manages and leads on prioritised research activities and ensures that high-quality evidence is generated as a result of these research activities.

Key to the role is ensuring that our programmes are research driven and that research outcomes are used effectively by The Foundation and our partners in future practices. The role also supports purposeful data collection, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, learning and impact systems to support our funding and stakeholder relationships.

The Information & Research Advisor works closely with and supports the PQ team to use evidence-based practices that ensure our programme activities are aligned to our vision and purpose. The role ensures dissemination of programme-related information is accurate, relevant and current.

This role manages a number of internal and external partnerships and operates cross-functionally within the organisation to encourage data-driven decisions. Managing and maintaining research partnerships within the Pacific region and in New Zealand is a crucial component of the role. This involves providing research support and collaborating with a range of research partners to advance The Foundation's research priorities and objectives.

This is a fast-paced and varied role where each day is different, from working with the Resource Mobilisation Coordinator to source funding, managing research consultancies, querying data with our Database Specialist, providing research support to Pacific eye care staff, or undertaking research internally.

What you bring to the role

You will have at least 3 years' experience in a research role preferably in the public health or international development sectors. You will be experienced in end-to-end research project management including methodologies, report writing, research analysis and other research related skills. A public health background, understanding of how health systems work in low resource settings as well as understanding data, outcomes and statistical analysis would be beneficial. You will be a team player and have the ability to build rapport and strong relationships with a range of people. You will also be a great public speaker with the confidence to present information to others.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that respects all cultures and different ways of thinking. We're a close-knit and supportive team and we have a Good Times Committee that makes sure your milestones and life achievements are recognised and celebrated. We foster a healthy, positive and encouraging work environment so that our team reaches their full potential, and we always manage to have some fun along the way!

We offer 10 days sick leave, three gifted annual leave days between Christmas & New Year's (aka Fred days) and flexible working hours/remote working options. A subsidised health insurance scheme with Southern Cross is also on offer and our centrally located office building on Shortland Street in the CBD includes a gym, café, bike storage and end of journey facilities.

If you have a strong values system, are passionate about making the world a better place and looking for a career where you can really make a difference in people's lives - join our team and help us to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

How to apply

For a copy of the Position Description, or if you have any questions about this role, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly recruitment team via email at braine@hollows.nz

Applications will close at midnight 14 April. If you think you are the right person for this role, then please apply now and help us bring an end to avoidable blindness in the Pacific.

Applications close: 14 Apr 2021

Reference: 5437235
Location: Auckland Central, Auckland
Listed: 06 April 2021

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