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Job vacancies and volunteer positions from CID member organisations, and the wider sector, are posted here and updated regularly. For more information about each job follow the links. 

If you would like to advertise a vacancy on the CID website, or in the fortnightly newsletter, please email Madeleine



Oxfam: Finance and Accounting Manager - Auckland

This is a business partnering role which will hold overall responsibility for Oxfam NZ’s financial management.  Your day-to-day will include:

  • Providing strategic financial analysis and support including budget development guidance, ongoing monitoring and identification of potential business impacts from a financial perspective.

  • Providing accurate, effective and timely financial management accounting services.

  • Being accountable for financial budgeting, compliance and reporting requirements for overseas development and humanitarian programmes, financial risk management and other financial matters.

  • Being a valued part of a very team-focused approach to challenging social justice and supporting international development issues.

About you

Your experience of optimising ERP systems, reporting and analysis, driving strong financial management processes and systems will be matched by your proactive and results oriented nature.  Your communication skills will help you build relationships quickly, and your honesty, integrity and commitment to accuracy will be exceptional.  You will also have advanced skills in Microsoft’s Excel and be familiar with CRM databases or similar.  You will have current membership with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional body.

Oxfam New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.


View the full job description here.

Applications close 29 March at 5pm.

To apply:  please send your covering letter and full CV to with the subject line “Finance & Accounting Manager – your name”.  


World Vision: Board Member  

The Board fulfills governance duties as required by UNICEF globally and in keeping with the laws and regulations of NZ , provides advice and counsel to the Executive Director (ED), sets strategic direction along with the ED, monitors and evaluates the performance of the organisation, assesses risk and management’s approach and actions to addressing risk. In addition to external oversight and strategic planning, Trustees are accountable for:

  • Ensuring the organisation in managed in a way that brings maximum benefits to UNICEF International and its key constituents – Children.

  •  Providing the highest levels of governance, accountability and transparency.

  • Reviewing, approving and overseeing fundamental financial and business strategies.

  • Assessing major risks facing the organisation and reviewing options for their mitigation.

  • Ensuring that all decision-making authorities and accountabilities within the organisation are clearly defined. 

  • Reviewing and appropriate strategic and operating plans, including budgets; overseeing the execution and performance thereof.

  •  Ensuring appropriate succession plans are in place.

  • Appointment, performance review and remuneration of the ED. 

UNICEF NZ’s primary mandates are fundraising and advocacy. As such we seek a Board with a broad range of commercial and financial skills, strong leadership and communications networks, and backgrounds in advocacy, child welfare or fundraising. Trustees must have the highest professional and personal ethics and values, and be committed to representing both the short and long term interests of UNICEF.


View the full job description here

Applications close 31 March.  

Click here to apply.


World Vision: Pacific Programme Manager - Auckland

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen in our International Partnerships team for an experienced Pacific Programme Manager, on a 12 month fixed term maternity leave contract.

Our Pacific Team is responsible for providing effective coordination and programme management support for WVNZ-funded programmes in the Pacific.

To be successful in this role you will need to have at least 3 years' experience in the design, monitoring, and management of development projects, including at least 1-2 years working overseas.

In addition, you will be tertiary qualified to post-graduate level in Development Studies, International Relations or a related subject.

Along with this experience and education, the successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in stakeholder management, contract management and communicating and negotiating effectively across cultures. You will have advanced written communication skills, with the ability to write high quality grant proposals and reports. You will be a strategic thinker, have strong research and analysis skills, proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

This role requires the ability to travel overseas for up to 25% of the time, possibly at short notice.

You will benefit from being part of an experienced and effective team of International Development experts. World Vision NZ is part of the global World Vision partnership so there is a lot of opportunity for collaboration and learning.


View the full job description here.

Applications close 2 April

Click here to apply. 


Tearfund: Church Engagement Manager - Lower North Island

The role

The Engagement Manager – Church will cover the Lower North Island. The region covers Wellington through to south of Hamilton and Tauranga, and can be based in either Wellington or Palmerston North. This is a key front line role for Tearfund as it partners with churches.

Working closely with and supported by functional specialists within Tearfund you will be given the tools to bring about tangible fundraising and church partnership results. For example, these will include liaising with teams handling events, products, education, advocacy and supporter relations.

What we seek in candidates

You will:

  • Be currently, or in the past, engaged in church ministry (e.g. Youth Pastor, Small Group or Ministry Leader, Pastor, etc)

  • Possess the relationship building and communication skills to become a clear, passionate and creative advocate for the voiceless, vulnerable people in our world facing issues of poverty and injustice

  • Be a self-starter who has the qualities and skills to act autonomously yet liaise closely with the national Tearfund team

  • Have the ability to work with denominational nuances

Tearfund’s Mission Statement says: “The purpose of Tearfund is to glorify God by extending His Kingdom in ministry to the poor, oppressed and disadvantaged, and to encourage God’s people in New Zealand to live out the values and principles of His Kingdom by sharing with those in need.” Personal alignment with this mission will be critical for the candidate who is appointed to this role.

This is an opportunity to join a team making a huge difference globally.

To discuss this opportunity in confidence please contact JP on 027 441 1078 or to apply send your CV and a cover letter to For more information, click here.


Tearfund: Donor Data Specialist (6 month fixed term) - Auckland

The role

You’ll be responsible for undertaking a data review and cleanse exercise, improving the quality of our donor data within our CRM system. You’ll also review and establish our database procedures to ensure the validity and quality of our data for the future.

This is a great opportunity to make a tangible difference to the important work that we do. Some of your key areas of focus will be to:

  • Drive and implement data integrity and cleanliness of supporter information

  • Assume the role of CRM super-user and work to motivate teams to understand and access supporter information available through our CRM database. You’ll play an active role in demonstrating how our data can be better used to add and maximise value.

  • Ensure that data is entered in to our CRM database in a consistent and useable manner

  • Develop in conjunction with IT queries for monthly reporting

  • Develop tools with IT to protect quality feeds of data from other sources i.e. website

  • Assess and recommend appropriate security levels for access to the CRM environment

About you:

We are looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience using a CRM system
  • Demonstrated experience analysing and interpreting complex data
  • Excellent communication skills with the confidence and ability to influence and work with others
  • Experience managing quality control practices would be advantageous

If this sounds like something you’d be great at then we’d love to hear from you. To discuss this opportunity further please contact Elke Nieschmidt on 021802213 or to apply send a cover letter (outlining why you’d like to work for Tearfund) and send your CV to


CWS: Staffing Committee

Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would be interested in being a member of its staffing committee.

The staffing committee, a sub-committee of the board, is the body for ensuring appropriate staffing policy and procedure. It acts as a reference for the National Director on personnel issues. The committee completes the annual review of the National Director and committee members participate on interview panels for new staff.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Human Resources experience in particular how to manage people

  • Knowledge of current employment practices, staff evaluation and performance indicators

  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of employers

  • Experience of NGOs and faith-based organisation would be desirable, but not essential

The Committee meets at least six times a year usually at 5.15pm at the Christian World Service Offices in Christchurch. This is a voluntary position. It would be desirable for the person to reside in Christchurch, but not necessary.

CWS is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand Churches. It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike. CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice. It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion.

If you are interested please send a one page covering letter and your CV to: Pauline McKay, National Director: 


VSO: Volunteers - Global

Around the world, VSO programmes work with the most disadvantaged communities to realise their full potential. VSO makes a difference in 24 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

We only work where local partners request our presence. This means we make the best use of local knowledge, and provide skills and training directly to communities in need. Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.

VSO invites New Zealand professionals with the right skills to volunteer in developing communities and contribute to the effort of ending poverty through the main focus areas;

  • Education: improving learning outcomes for all children including literacy and numeracy.

  • Health: reducing maternal and child mortality, improving diagnosis and treatment.

  • Livelihoods: supporting communities to become more economically self-sufficient.

As a VSO volunteer, you’ll find yourself working alongside local partners.  Together, you will develop sustainable solutions that last beyond the experience of a lifetime.

Volunteering with VSO is your opportunity to give something back while gaining unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges and develop your expertise while doing something truly fulfilling.

As well as having a relevant professional background, you need key personal attributes to be able to cope with the unique demands of volunteering overseas. You’ll also need a positive commitment to get you through the challenging times as well as high levels of sensitivity and patience to learn about the culture you’ll be living in.

All VSO volunteers are provided with a local living allowance, accommodation, return airfares and insurance cover. VSO volunteers bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help achieve community goals and broader opportunities.

The full list of VSO professional assignments open to New Zealand applicants can be viewed at       

For more information contact Max Campos +61 3 9279 1752 at AVI (Australian Volunteers International.      

For more information and to apply click here 


Oxfam: Face-to-Face Fundraisers / Team Leaders - Auckland

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Oxfam’s first ever in-house face to face (F2F) fundraising team  in Auckland. You will play a central role in informing, inspiring and mobilising New Zealanders to support Oxfam’s work, by recruiting new regular givers.

View more information on the Oxfam website or apply directly by submitting a CV and and covering letter to, with the subject line “F2F Fundraiser – your name” or “F2F Team Leader – your name”. If you wish to apply for both roles, please make this clear in your application.


UNICEF NZ: Professional Fundraiser - Auckland

Are you a talented Sales Representative? An outgoing person? Tired of commission only jobs? UNICEF is the world’s leading children’s charity, providing humanitarian and emergency aid around the world.UNICEF are currently looking for talented candidates to join our Street, Residential and Event-based team in Auckland. Our fundraising department is tasked with providing long-term, regular donors.

View the full job description, or apply directly by sending a covering letter and your CV to Jennifer at with subject: "Professional Fundraiser – Your Name". For any queries please contact Jennifer on (021) 588 303.


UNICEF NZ: Professional Fundraiser Team Leader - Auckland

Unicef are seeking a new Team Leader to work in Auckland. As a Team Leader you will be responsible for inspiring and motivating our team to reach their targets. Fundraising experience will be looked at favourably.

View the full job description, or apply directly by sending a covering letter and your CV to Jennifer at with subject: "Professional Fundraiser Team Leader – Your Name".


VSA: Volunteers for International Development

VSA assignments are created by local people in the wider Pacific to meet local needs. Our volunteers work alongside them, sharing their skills to make lasting change.

Currently, we are recruiting for:

  • Water & Sanitation advisers

  • Communications and events management specialists

  • IT and web development advisers

  • Vocational trainers

  • Health professionals (various disciplines)

To find out more about these roles and other VSA assignments that are currently recruiting for please visit our vacancies page:

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA.

VSA volunteers must be currently living in New Zealand and have NZ citizenship or have permanent residency status.