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. 

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Save the Children New Zealand: International Programmes Manager - Wellington

Save the Children New Zealand is looking to appoint an International Programmes Manager to manage the delivery of our international development programmes across the world.

Save the children International supports child-focussed operations in more than 120 countries around the world worth more than US1.3 billion annually. SCNZ implements a portfolio of New Zealand, and international development projects cross eight countries in Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and responds to humanitarian events world-wide. SCNZ's development focus is education; and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA); Child Protection; and child Poverty Projects. We partner with other New Zealand civil society and public sector organisations and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). 

Reporting to the International Programmes Director, this position will provide management services for international programmes/projects and support our humanitarian-emergency response. the position will include (where appropriate) the development and continuation of sound relationships with international partners, MFAT, NGOs (both within NZ and internationally), NZ private sector and government, and Save the Children staff internationally.

You will be strategically focussed, excellent at managing projects and possess a keen eye for detail. You will ensure the success of development projects by working closely with local project staff and communities on the ground, whilst at the same time, communicating effectively with donors and stakeholders at a strategic and technical level. Strong relationship skills are essential as is the ability to work across and between different cultures. You will have the ability analyse and assess reports and proposals submitted by project partners, and the skills to manage variance and budgets.
This is a permanent full-time role based in Save the Children's national office in Wellington.

Applications should include a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae of no more than six pages which should be emailed to by 9am on Monday 29 May 2017.

A copy of the position description can be made available upon request.

Volunteer Service Abroad: Sports Development Adviser - Solomon Islands

Help shape Honiara’s sporting future and encourage sports participation as the city prepares to host the 2023 Pacific Games.

Despite demand within the community for increased sport and recreational activities, many municipal sporting facilities remain under-developed. The Honiara City Council Youth, Women and Sports Division needs a volunteer to support their work developing these facilities and sporting opportunities in the community. Working as part of a small team, you will help develop a Community Sports Development Strategy to revitalise sporting venues, in alignment with government plans for the 2023 Pacific Games. This Strategy will form the basis for greater community outreach and engagement, raising awareness of the sporting activities on offer at venues throughout the city.

Along with coaching, you will help compile a database of sports clubs and groups, improve programme coordination and create promotional materials for better community engagement. Through mentoring and training, your support will enhance the capacity of Division staff to manage and deliver sports programmes that meet the needs of Honiara.

For this assignment we are looking for a volunteer with:

  • A qualification in sports development, sport coaching, personal training or a related field
  • Experience in sports development and/or management at the community level and a sound knowledge of the rules and requirements of a variety of games
  • Coaching experience
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, gym management
  • Ability to organise others, including groups of volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

This is a 1-year assignment based in Honiara with the possibility to extend by mutual agreement.

How to Apply

To visit this job profile on our website and download an assignment description please click the following link:

About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.

Volunteer Service Abroad: TESOL Adviser - Timor-Leste

Strengthen TESOL capability and programmes at the ICFP teacher training college and enhance education across communities.

Instituto Católico Para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) established in 2000 is the main institute offering the Bachelor of Teaching (primary) in Bacau. The Ministry of Education wants English language to be taught in all primary schools throughout Timor-Leste and ICFP needs to ensure their graduates are up to the task.

As a result, ICFP is seeking a volunteer TESOL specialist to oversee the process of teaching of specialised staff, general staff and trainee teachers, resulting in improved outcomes for years 7, 8 and 9 primary school students. In this assignment you will assess the needs of English language teachers using train the trainer approach, supporting them to implement a programme to support general teaching staff improve TESOL in their courses.

You will also assist ICFP staff in developing and delivering lessons using a child centred approach, demonstrating how to use TESOL at different education levels. Utilising your programme development and teaching experience you will review course materials for cultural and age appropriateness, as well as mentor ICFP students while on practicum in local schools. Your valuable contribution to this assignment will not only benefit the 37 Timorese staff and 165 teaching students at ICFP, but improve education outcomes and the livelihoods of children and their families.

For this assignment we are looking for someone with:

Tertiary qualification in teaching English as a second language for adults

  • Experienced trainer and mentor in a tertiary education context
  • Experience modelling student centred reflective learning practice
  • Experience conducting training needs assessments and developing resources for new and beginning English teachers

This is a 2-year assignment based in Bacau.

How to Apply

To visit this job profile on our website and download an assignment description please click the following link:

About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.

Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand: Producer Support and Relations Intern - Auckland

Objectives: The two main objectives of the Producer Support and Relations intern programme are to provide opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain practical experience in an interdisciplinary and international working environment while contributing towards the outputs of Fairtrade ANZ, and to promote a greater understanding of the problems, challenges and opportunities that farmers in Asia-Pacific face and to provide opportunities for learning how Fairtrade is involved in addressing these.

Structure: The intern will report directly to the Program Manager who will serve as mentor and supervisor of the intern throughout the internship.
The intern will be provided with an activity plan at the beginning of the internship which will serve as a guide for the duration of the program.

Main duties: The primary focus of the intern position with Fairtrade ANZ is to provide the intern with practical work experience in the field of development in Asia-Pacific and access to markets in Australia and New Zealand. The specific responsibilities of the Intern will be focused on assisting with the PSR team’s overall objectives to support producers in the region to develop through the Fairtrade model. This includes monitoring, evaluation and learning, programme-specific projects, producer support communications and other related work.

Education: University enrollment or degree in Economics, International Trade Law, International Development, Geography, International relations, Business, Agriculture or related field.


  • Strong commitment to Fairtrade’s mission, vision and values
  • Some experience in community or agriculture-based development in the Pacific (desired)
  • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Strong analytical skills applied to project support and review
  • Ability to organize work and collaborate effectively with a wide range of teams, and work with individuals of different national and cultural backgrounds, including networking across organisational boundaries
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Experience using MS Office particularly MS Word and MS Excel
  • Knowledge of Photoshop / Illustrator (desired)
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Location: Takapuna, Auckland

Duration: 32-38 hours, 4-5 days a week
Between 6-9 months

Financial Considerations: All Fairtrade ANZ internships are unpaid, except for an honorarium that will be provided to cover food and transport costs.

Starting Date: June 2017

Application & Enquiries: Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter by 1st June 2017 to: Tanvi Bhatia, Fairtrade ANZ PSR and Strategic Partnerships Intern at


Habitat for Humanity New Zealand: International Projects Officer - Auckland

Are you passionate about international development, and looking for a New Zealand-based, part-time role? Come join our dynamic team, working towards a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

Does this sound like you?

  • Undergraduate degree in International Development or related field
  • Experience in international development and developing concepts for funding
  • Experience in writing proposals for international development funding
  • Experience in project design in an international development context
  • Understanding of international development and humanitarian standards and principles
  • Ability to coordinate and work with wider sectoral groups

Ideally you will be looking for 10-16 hours' work per week, based in Auckland at our Ellerslie office – but we may be able to offer some flexibility for the right person.

About the role
In this role you'll support the development of exciting new international projects, including our response to humanitarian and natural disasters. Your key accountabilities will include:

  • PFID Concept note scoping and development
  • PFID Activity Design Document development
  • Assisting Strategic work of the International Projects Manager
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Response projects

This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing area of our work, and you'll be making a real difference to families in need of shelter.

This is a part-time permanent contract and ideally we'd like you to come join us as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, up until May 29th. Send your CV and a covering letter to Heather Dallaston: If you would like to speak with someone about the role, please email Heather with your number and best times to call.

For more information, click here.

Leprosy Mission New Zealand: Programme Manager - Auckland

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand (LMNZ) is seeking a Programme Manager for Parental Leave cover. LMNZ is a Christian aid and development organisation, and a member of the Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship. The Leprosy Mission’s global vision is to see ‘leprosy defeated and lives transformed’.

The Programme Manager will play a key role in planning and implementing LMNZ’s programme work in defined areas and will take responsibility for supporting the development of an agreed number of long-term programmes and / or projects. This will include close collaboration with partners, overseeing funding and reporting requirements of the assigned programmes/projects, and coordinating/liaising with external programme consultants. The position also takes the lead for key tasks such as producing annual reports and financial acquittals for government-funded projects, writing/developing new proposals for government funding and producing six-monthly reports for the programmes subcommittee of the LMNZ board. 

For more information, click here.

Caritas: Programmes Team roles - Wellington

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are now seeking applications for three roles in the Programmes Team.

Programmes Manager

In this role you will:

  • Report to the Chief Executive, be a member of the senior leadership team and will plan, manage, coordinate and be accountable for Caritas’ development and humanitarian programmes primarily in the Pacific (including Aotearoa) and across the rest of the world;
  • Build and enhance strategic and pragmatic partnerships with Caritas’ partners in New Zealand and internationally;
  • Lead and guide the Programmes Team to achieve expected outcomes.

Programmes Coordinator

In this role you will:

  • Through fostering and building trust-based relationships, work with partner organisations to ensure programmes realise Caritas’ commitment to the promotion of justice, peace and development;
  • Utilise specialist skills and knowledge in the management and delivery of community development and humanitarian projects.

Programmes Activities Assistant

In this role you will:

  • Provide project management and administrative support to ensure Programmes Team objectives are met.
  • Have a keen interest in forging a career in the development sector.

In each of these roles you will have excellent relationship management skills, a strong capacity to work cross-culturally and the availability to travel nationally and internationally, as required. You will hold appropriate tertiary qualifications, be committed to the vision, mission and values of Caritas and demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

These are challenging roles in an organisation addressing poverty, advocating for environmental justice, partnering with indigenous peoples, responding to crises and connecting with communities. If you have a passion to make a meaningful difference and believe that you have what it takes to contribute to our team we want to hear from you.

For more information, contact Catharina Vossen at MICAH Partners by phone on (04) 499 4749 or email your resume and covering letter with the subject line Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Programmes Team roles.


UNICEF: Professional Fundraiser Team Leader- Auckland

UNICEF’s work is funded by the voluntary donations of governments, donors, institutions and corporations. Our teams of face-to-face fundraisers are critical in helping us to raise funds from the New Zealand public to provide water, health, food and education to millions of children in developing countries around the world.

Fundraisers are responsible for inspiring and securing long-term monthly donors in a range of locations including residential door-to-door, street work and private sites. The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and performance of his/her allocated UNICEF NZ fundraising team to ensure they meet donor recruitment targets. This will include mentoring and supporting your team  members, and working closely with the Coach and Face-to-Face Fundraising Manager. In this public-facing role you will also be expected to lead by example and uphold the highest standards of integrity and conduct, consistent with UNICEF’s values

Working Relationships:

  • National F2F Fundraising Manager
  • Coach
  • Team members
  •  Other Team Leaders


  • Proven leadership skills, ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Face to Face Fundraising experience
  •  Demonstrable interpersonal skills
  • Valid Driver’s Licence desirable


  • Strong drive for results and quality focus
  • High integrity, honest and ethical
  • Initiative and judgment Work co-operatively within a team
  • Persistent and reliable

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV to Rae at with subject: "Professional Fundraiser Team Leader – Your Name". Fundraising experience will be looked at favourably.

Amnesty International: Fundraiser - Auckland

Your job will be inspiring people to become supporters of Amnesty International and contribute to the movement by making a monthly donation.

We are looking for people with:

  • great 'people' skills, especially confident and friendly communication and rapport-building with a diverse range of people. This is really the key to the job!
  • a ‘never give up’ attitude, keeping your chin up on bad days as well as on good onesan open and positive attitude to learning new things, trying them out, reflecting on how it went, and receiving feedback
  • a driven attitude to achieving their targets, and a self-motivated work ethic
  • commitment to working with others to achieve their whole team's success
  • a passion for Human Rights and Amnesty International's values and goals

Experience in face-to-face fundraising or sales would be a big advantage.

You'll receive a reliable weekly salary plus we have a great bonus system for exceeding your targets.

We have roles available in our Streets and Doors teams in Auckland.

You must be able to commit to working with us for a minimum of 3 months.

Click here to apply.