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Programme Lead - ReWired

Do you want to be one of the driving forces behind reducing drug-related, sexual health, and mental health harms for gay and bisexual men who use methamphetamine? If so, this is the opportunity for you. 

This programme of work is focused on developing supportive approaches for men who have sex with men (MSM). 

What you would lead:

The Programme Lead will work closely with MSM who use methamphetamine to understand what information and support they need. This work is supported by a collaboration with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Burnett Foundation, Body Positive, and Odyssey. Our organisations welcome people with lived experience. 

You would manage a four-year programme of work to: 

  1. Expand targeted services based on the highly successful trial of ReWired for this community in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and online – reducing methamphetamine harm and building peer-led mutual-aid communities. 

  2. Develop targeted health advice and resources. 

  3. Build the capacity of health, police, and justice sectors to support this community. 

  4. Learn from an independent evaluation. 

  5. Have oversight from a national cross-sector steering group (including Māori, Pasifika, and Lived Experience Leaders). 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • has strong understanding of the nuanced experiences of MSM who use methamphetamine, particularly those who use it as part of chemsex. 

  • is passionate about preventing and reducing drug harm and is skilled in developing, public health, health promotion, or health approaches 

  • is excited by new challenges 

  • can lead projects and identify opportunities, plan action, and inspire others to join 

  • can confidently work with many stakeholders, tailoring the information they provide to support community members and senior sector leaders work together towards common goals 

  • loves working as part of a team 

  • is always curious, loves to listen, and is happy to be ‘in the grey-zone’ 

  • can make sense of a situation, using up-to-date research and empathetically listening to people’s experiences 

  • is committed to Māori health equity. 

We will consider applications from across Aotearoa and have offices in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington)and Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). 

Review the position description and apply by uploading your cover letter and CV below.

Get in quick, we will be reviewing applications as we receive them. We will stop accepting applications on the 29th of August at the latest. 

Contact Ben Birks Ang, Deputy Executive Director – Programmes with any questions on ben.birks@drugfoundation.org.nz


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