Assistant Inspector OPCAT | Wellington
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| 2022_Assistant_Inspector_OPCAT.docx_-_JD final.docx (Word, 54KB)
|Application Close Date:||05-Feb-2023|
Assistant Inspector OPCAT (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture)
- Can you quickly build rapport with people from different walks of life?
- Help us ensure people in detention are treated humanely.
- Be part of a high-performing and close-knit team.
Mō te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata – About the Ombudsman
The Chief Ombudsman works with his staff to help New Zealanders in their dealings with government agencies. The focus is on handling complaints against government agencies, undertaking investigations and inspections, and encouraging good administration. The Chief Ombudsman is independent and impartial, with the goal of fairness for all.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
Reporting to a Manager OPCAT, you will assist to examine the conditions and treatment of detainees, this may include travel around New Zealand attending inspections of detention facilities. You will be required to attend detention facilities, conduct interviews and write up minutes from the interviews and meetings, along with gathering evidence, information analysis, reporting and planning. You will apply best practice methodology and relevant national and international law. You will get the opportunity to be part of a team that makes a real difference and contributes to achieving impactful outcomes for people in detention.
He kōrero mōu – About you
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in a legal, medical, social science, education or cultural field;
- Excellent communication skills, including written and oral communication;
- Demonstrated ability to build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds and all walks of life;
- You will have the ability to recognise and understand key Māori, disability, and other cultural and human rights concepts;
- Experience as a team player who contributes to a positive team dynamic and works as part of a cohesive and collaborative team; and
- Willing and able to undertake frequent travel around New Zealand for up to two weeks at a time as required.
Me pēhea e tono - How to apply
To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now' button where you will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form and upload your CV and cover letter. For further information about this vacancy please email [email protected].
It is a requirement of the Office that all new staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before commencing work. This includes any boosters they are eligible for.
All applicants will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a criminal convictions check and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ Government (NZSIS) security clearance.
Depending on skills and experience the salary is expected to be between $61,734 and $92,602 (with the midpoint being $77,168) and the appointment will depend on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
Applications close 5th February 2023