The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Social Justice Week Advocate

The Social Justice Week Advocate is responsible for the creation and development of the parish materials for Social Justice Week (SJW) 2018. SJW was established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 1997 as an ongoing commitment in which Catholics are encouraged to consider, reflect and take action on a particular current social justice issue in the light of Catholic social teaching. The chosen theme for this year is disability: participation and inclusion. Wellington-based.

Overview

  • A member of the Advocacy and Research Team
  • Responsible for research, writing and development of parish materials Social Justice Week 2018
  • Part-time, fixed-term contract. 15 hours a week for 6 months – available mid-April 2018 to mid-October 2018
  • Wellington-based

 

About us

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We work in partnership and solidarity with communities throughout the world, to promote human dignity and the common good. We promote advocacy and education for justice in New Zealand and overseas, and we play an integral part in the worldwide Caritas network of 165 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations.

 

Position purpose

The Social Justice Week Advocate is responsible for the creation and development of the parish materials for Social Justice Week (SJW) 2018. SJW was established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 1997 as an ongoing commitment in which Catholics are encouraged to consider, reflect and take action on a particular current social justice issue in the light of Catholic social teaching. The chosen theme for this year is disability: participation and inclusion.

 

Ideal skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in communications, research, or relevant field;
  • Has experience with working in the disability sector;
  • Experience in a communications, research, advocacy or project management role;
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and to respond effectively to tight deadlines;
  • An understanding of Catholic social teaching and the Church environment;
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Caritas;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; and
  • Knowledge and interest in advocacy and social justice issues

 

Competencies

  • Self-motivated
  • Takes initiative
  • Resilient
  • A good listener
  • Planning and organising
  • Relationship management
  • IT literate

 

Please email your CV and a cover letter to the Advocacy and Research Manager, Teresa Thorp, at TeresaT@caritas.org.nz. Open until filled.

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