IPW is a business, specialising in all aspects of planning and delivering community development projects. We are an advocate for those in our ethnic, migrant and refugee communities, and embrace diversity, social inclusion and meaningful integration within society and the wider community.

We work with and assist individuals, communities, organisations, corporates, and government institutions.



Independent Project Workers Limited (IPW) is a New Zealand based company founded by Tin Ma Ma Oo. Tin Ma Ma has hand selected a skilled and passionate team of trained professionals, to ensure the seamless and passionate delivery of IPW services.   

Established in August 2019, Independent Project Workers Limited (IPW) specialises in;

- community consultation and engagement
- quality project administrative and activities support
- capacity building for refugee-led organisations
- strategic advice and project management services.
- group facilitating
- bi-cultural liaison interpreting
- cultural competency training
- cross cultural work

We are a refugee and migrant-led project workers team with the ability to engage with a range of ethnic communities and have experience in working within the bi-cultural and multicultural social sector.

If you would like to find out more about Independent Project Workers Limited, our services, and how we can help you - please contact us.



We are a diverse refugee and migrant-led organisation, committed to providing advisory services, and planning and delivery of project activities for refugee and ethnic communities or organisations.

This identity gives us both our purpose and our vision.


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Tin Ma Ma Oo

BA Double Major in Political Science and Management,
BA Hons in Political Science.

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Tin Ma Ma Oo is the Director of Independent Project Workers Limited (IPW). She holds a BA (Double Major) in Political Science and Management, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science. IPW was established in August 2019 as an independent project workers service, specifically for the refugee and migrant communities.

Tinmama has 20 years of experience working within the refugee and migrant community development sector, specifically within refugee resettlement. Her parents left Myanmar as political refugees and resettled in New Zealand when she was 13 years old. Since then Tinmama experienced service gaps and supported those gaps as a volunteer, within her capability.

Having seen that many skilled migrants and refugees' qualifications are not recognised, this results in a lack of white collar employment opportunities. To live their life with purpose and passion, most will end up volunteering long term service which puts financial burden on themselves and their families.

IPW was created to recruit skilled migrants and refugees who can be an asset to a project team within the community development projects, assisting individuals, NGOs, and government organisations.