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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


Amnesty International: Communications Co-ordinator (Digital-Editorial) - Auckland

Is digital in your DNA? Do you dream of making the world a better place? Can you tell a compelling story across a range of channels?

Then this job as Communications Coordinator at Amnesty International is for you! Work in a fun office environment in central Auckland and be part of a Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation.

Amnesty International is a global movement for human rights. When injustice happens to one person, it matters to us all. We bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people around the world jailed for voicing their opinions.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will inspire people to take action for human rights and grow our online community of supporters. On top of having solid communications skills and being social media savvy, you can create great written and visual content that moves people. And you’re keen on analysis, making sure we test and improve what we do.

You are passionate about human rights and thrive working in a team. Your track record in engaging an online audience through email campaigns and social media (Facebook, Twitter) is impressive. Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Photoshop and Google Analytics are an advantage.

  • In this role you will:
  • Inspire a large online following of human rights supporters
  • Generate compelling content, both online and offline
  • Flex your creative muscles

For more information, and to apply, click here or email Applications close Friday, February 24 at 5pm.



WWF NZ: Chief Executive Officer - Wellington

WWF-New Zealand is seeking an outstanding and energetic CEO to build on our significant achievements and to deliver continued growth and results. Reporting to the Chair and working closely with our Board of Trustees, you will bring vision, inspiration, and leadership to all facets of our organisation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading an effective senior management team and driving a strong, positive organisational culture
  • Ensuring that effective and sustainable programmes are developed and delivered effectively
  • Driving advocacy and campaigning initiatives
  • Building strong relationships across a complex network of national and international stakeholders
  • Playing a full part in further improving the effectiveness of the WWF network, particularly in the Asia Pacific region

To be successful in this role, you will be a proven senior leader with the gravitas and presence to promote WWF-New Zealand with confidence and act as a compelling spokesperson for the organisation. You will have strong commercial acumen with experience growing funds and identifying opportunities for new income generation. Your experience working internationally or for globally-connected organisations will be complemented by a strong understanding of the New Zealand political and cultural environment, and a passion for safeguarding the natural world. The CEO will be expected to engage credibly with business leaders, policy-makers, and key influencers, requiring high levels of emotional intelligence and outstanding relationship management skills, and will embrace working with iwi in all areas of environment protection.

This appointment process is being managed by Rothley on behalf of WWF-New Zealand. If you are interested in applying, please forward your resume to or email for more information. Applications close Friday 3rd March.



CWS: Board Member - National

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

Ideal person profile

First and foremost: an empathy and understanding for the mission and purpose of Christian World Service and respect for its theological perspective, its history and ecumenical nature.

For this vacancy we are looking for people who have a knowledge of:

  • Fundraising and donor acquisition
  • Current media practices and methodologies

The basic skills are:

  • Understanding of the role of a Board member and the responsibilities of governance of a charitable trust
  • Able to respect boundaries between governance and management (staff or day to day)
  • Ability to think strategically without becoming involved in detail
  • Ability to work with others as part of a team
  • Listening skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Numeracy
  • An understanding of current development trends, discussions and debates, globally and locally, would be an advantage.

We would particularly welcome applications from people living in Auckland and persons who can help us attract a younger support base.

The Christian World Service Board consist of no less than 8 and no more than 12 members. Board members shall hold office for a term of three years with a possible extension for a further three year period. The Board meets six times a year of which at least two meetings are ‘face to face’ and it is comprised of persons nominated by partner churches and those who have the desired skills and expertise relevant to the work of Christian World Service. There is no remuneration for this role.

Christian World Service (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: by Friday 10 March 2017


Tearfund: Media & Communications Lead - Auckland

The role

This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role that is focused on developing and implementing Tearfund's communications and public relations programme. Leading a team of three Media & Communications Specialists you will:

  • Manage the positioning of Tearfund as a credible and expert voice on issues of justice, poverty and development
  • Manage external communications and work with the team to develop and write communications and marketing copy through various channels to engage a variety of audiences on issues relating to justice, poverty and Tearfund's causes
  • Develop, oversee, and play an active role in the implementation of strategies to gain publicity and media exposure
  • Build relationships with media, writing media releases and pitching media stories on guest speakers, Tearfund's partners' work, disaster developments, current campaigns or iconic events
  • Be an integral part of the Disaster implementation team, including acting as the media spokesperson for disasters, providing media coverage as well as managing communication resources to enable 'Business as Usual'
  • Ensure Tearfund's iconic events or campaigns are appropriately supported by communications activities and resources
  • Lead, mentor and motivate the team to exceed our goals

About you

We are looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated success at implementing communications strategies integrated across various channels, particularly digital (web, email, social and search)
  • Team leadership skills and experience, including experience managing, directing and supporting the workload and development of others
  • Demonstrated relationship development skills, in particular with media
  • Research skills and/or strong analysis skills to derive actionable insights from data
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector would be advantageous

To discuss this opportunity please contact Elke Nieschmidt on 021802213 or to apply send your CV and a cover letter to



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.