The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is seeking suitable persons to join our organisation as a Programme Manager (parental leave).

Programme Manager

  • Directly manage a large MFAT funded Pacific Island health project.
  • Work with partners to support significant mature and emerging livelihoods projects.
  • Be part of a supportive New Zealand and international team.


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Keen to join us?

The Leprosy Mission NZ is recruiting for a Programme Manager to cover parental leave and who will play a key role in planning and implementing LMNZ’s programme work in defined areas and will take responsibility for supporting the development of long-term programmes and projects. This will include close collaboration with partners, overseeing funding and reporting requirements of the assigned programmes/projects, and coordinating/liaising with external programme consultants. The position also takes the lead for key tasks such as producing annual reports and financial acquittals for government-funded projects, writing/developing new proposals for government funding and producing six-monthly reports for the programmes sub-committee of the LMNZ board. The Programme Manager may be required to undertake overseas travel to fulfil these duties and meet agreed outcomes.

You will have 3 years' experience in the design, management and monitoring of development projects, preferably with institutional funding, and a relevant tertiary degree.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Development /Implementation
  • Programme Management of programmes / projects supported by this position
  • Communication and Liaison



Professional skills, technical knowledge and experience including sound understanding of development principles and public health issues, experience in developing,  managing & reporting for institutionally funded projects, excellent financial skills, the ability to coordinate a range of complex tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritise and organise own workload. Additionally to plan, organise and monitor tasks at strategic, programming and project levels while maintaining a clear focus on sustainable outcomes and to effectively supervise & liaise with external consultants.


The Leprosy Mission NZ

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand (LMNZ) is a Christian aid and development organisation, and a member of the Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship. The Leprosy Mission’s global vision is to see ‘leprosy defeated and lives transformed’.

LMNZ, partnering with other affiliates of the Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship, funds a range of medical, public health and community development projects across the world with a particular focus on Papua New Guinea, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

LMNZ receives funding from the NZ government, through the NZ Aid programme, along with regular donations from supporters. LMNZ is one of New Zealand’s oldest charities, having been established in 1912. LMNZ is a registered charity and is governed by an independent board, elected by its members.


Please email your complete C.V. and a covering letter to


This position is based in Balmoral, Auckland and the application deadline is Wednesday 31 May, 2017.