Volunteers Wanted

VSA: Programme Manager - Bougainville  

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) sends skilled Kiwis to the Pacific and beyond to share their experience and knowledge directly with local people and communities. Working together with our regional neighbours, our volunteers create new opportunities for people that will continue to ripple across communities for generations to come.


Join the staff of VSA with this salaried position.  As Programme Manager based in Buka in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG, you'll be VSA's representative managing the delivery of a high-quality international development programme within Bougainville.  A key responsibility of this overseas posting will be to set and lead the strategic direction of our Bougainville programme, with oversight from VSA's Director International Development who is based in Wellington, New Zealand.


In this role, you'll draw on your expertise in relationship building to develop meaningful partnerships with local organisations.  You will then identify ways in which VSA volunteers could contribute to upskilling those partner organisations to achieve their particular goals.  You'll also provide guidance and support to individual VSA volunteers and will oversee their logistical support needs with local assistance from the Country Programme Officer who is also based in Bougainville. 

This overseas posting requires an experienced manager with an adventurous spirit, who enjoys a varied role and is excited by the opportunity to experience a different culture. 

To be effective in this challenging and exciting role, you'll be a motivated self-starter with heaps of "can do" attitude and initiative, as well as:

  • proven management experience across a range of areas (especially people, strategic, finance and administration)
  • experience in developing, planning, coordinating and managing development programmes
  • highly effective interpersonal/relationship-building, communication and influencing skills
  • a tertiary qualification in international development or a similar discipline, or equivalent relevant expertise
  • sound understanding of development principles and the political, social, cultural and economic issues that are important to developing countries
  • the ability to relate well to people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • successful experience in living and working in a developing country, preferably in the Pacific.

For more information, click here.

Applications close: Sunday 25 November 2018




WWF: Ocean Champion - Wellington

WWF-New Zealand is seeking an Ocean Champion to work with us to help secure a government commitment to fully protect 30% of New Zealand’s ocean by 2030. Known as the “30x30” project, securing 30x30 is a crucial component of achieving our mission: a world where people live in harmony with nature - ‘Kia noho ngatahi te tangata ki nga kura taiao’.

Are you a motivated and energetic self-starter, fascinated by the political process, able to distil complex information quickly and an excellent communicator? Do you love our ocean, and want to make a real difference to help protect it? If so, we want to hear from you. 

This role will have a high degree of ownership of the 30x30 project. The work will involve a combination of research, analysis, public engagement, networking, coalition building, communication and advocacy for 30x30.   


For more information, click here.  

Applications close 25 November 2018




World Vision: Digital Channel Analyst - Auckland


World Vision New Zealand is the largest overseas humanitarian organisation in New Zealand. We implement emergency relief and long-term community development projects. Inspired by Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. We operate in 23 countries, employ over 100 staff throughout New Zealand, and have a strong volunteer’s database.


We are looking for a Digital Channel Analyst to join the team. The purpose of this position is to analyse all digital marketing activities and marketing campaigns identifying tactics and opportunities against campaign and website performance objectives and revenue targets. Manage and maintain the methods, metrics and tools to track web performance, support improvements in user experience, and provide actionable insights to support the ongoing optimisation of and supporting activities. To make a substantive contribution to the wider work of World Vision as a member of the Marketing and Engagement Team. The job split is Digital Analytics 80% and Marketing Automation 20%.


Key skills and experience required:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in a quantitative discipline
  • Relevant experience in a data analytics or business performance role
  • Highly skilled in data analysis, forecasting, and scenario modelling
  • Google or Adobe Analytics certified preferred
  • A firm appreciation of contemporary SEO practice
  • Strong knowledge of multiple digital channels and how they work together (SEM, SEO, CRO, Social, Display, etc.)
  • High-quality communications skills, both written and verbal
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill in creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Adaptable and able to deal with unpredictable and changeable environments
  • Ability to develop high-quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders

If you share a passion for our mission and values and respect our Christian based principles, then this is a great opportunity for you.


For more information, click here.



World Vision: 40-hour famine Campaign Manager - Auckland

World Vision New Zealand is the largest overseas humanitarian organisation in New Zealand. We implement emergency relief and long-term community development projects. Inspired by our Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. We operate in 23 countries, employ almost 100 staff throughout New Zealand, and have a strong volunteer’s database.


An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Campaign Manager to join the World Vision marketing team on a fixed term contract basis. This is a unique opportunity to manage and drive an iconic campaign, the 40 Hour Famine. Every year over 100,000 young kiwis participate in the 40 Hour Famine event, as a rite of passage, raising money to help children in developing countries. The 40 Hour Famine is a nationwide integrated and complex campaign, encompassing all elements of the marketing mix. As the Campaign manager you will draw on proven experience to effectively engage a youth audience across multiple channels and platforms and translate World Vision’s development approach to addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues through powerful story-telling that inspires people action.


On a day to day basis, you will plan, implement and monitor all marketing activity, working with creative teams, PR team, social media team, supporting sales channels, managing budgets and completing performance reports and analysis.


Key personal attributes:

  • A proven marketer who uses their tools of trade to build relevance for different audiences
  • A tenacious and passionate leader who is able to galvanise people for change
  • A disruptive thinker who looks for innovative ways to cut through in an increasingly crowded space
  • A seasoned professional in insight led decisions and finding ways to derive insights.
  • A strong understanding of brands and the importance of managing them well
  • A critical thinker who looks for ways to be more effective and efficient
  • A team player and strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

Significant product, brand, advertising or industry marketing experience. Preference will be given to applicants with large above-the-line product campaign experience.


We would ideally like this person to be able to start during November.


For more information, click here.



Tearfund: Head of Fundraising - Auckland

• Newly created role – great opportunity to make your mark!

• A committed team, varied role, BIG impact
• Join an organisation raising funds for life-changing programmes


About us
Responding to the challenges of global poverty in a contemporary world, Tearfund ( works with development partners in serving the world’s most vulnerable people. Through our five causes, we nourish communities with life’s essentials. We protect the vulnerable from exploitation. We restore hope and peace when disaster and conflict strikes. We sponsor children in need, and we empower people to help themselves. The Fundraising Team is responsible for generating the funding to deliver life-changing programmes. We have over 45 specialist staff who work out of our Mt Roskill, Auckland office to support the growth and effectiveness of these programmes.

Over 20,000 donors and 1,000 churches nationwide provide a network for the majority of funding needed for Tearfund’s development programmes. As one of New Zealand’s leading NGO’s, Tearfund has achieved strong year-on-year growth. This year we’ll raise over $15m to fund work with 29 partners in 24 countries across the developing world. We are a highly-respected charity that inspires people to give, learn and advocate against injustice.

Our mission statement is: “Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world’s most vulnerable people”.


The role:

Our fundraising team is growing! This is a great opportunity to really make your mark in this newly created role. Some of your key areas of focus will be:

• Leading the strategy, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all Tearfund’s fundraising activities to fulfil the organisation’s strategic goals and growth targets.
• Leading, mentoring and developing a team of specialist fundraisers (including 5 direct reporting Managers) with the capability of delivering excellence to our supporters and donors
• Ensuring an effective strategic contribution is provided to the Marketing and Fundraising Director, providing high-quality data and strategic information through data analysis and information systems
• Ensuring that Tearfund has a robust system to develop new products, tailoring the development to different audiences
• Supporting our culture of continuous learning and improvement as well as driving innovation, efficiencies and increased productivity

About you:

Ideally, you’ll have all or most of the following:
• 5+ years’ experience in fundraising at a senior management level with demonstrable success working in a not-for-profit environment
• A relevant tertiary degree
• Experience developing and leading a sales/fundraising strategy
• Demonstrated success in an income generation role with the ability to achieve targets and develop innovative fundraising campaigns and ideas
• Experience motivating and leading a team to deliver excellent results
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to quickly connect with others
• Experience making presentations and negotiating with media
• Effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
• Experience developing and managing budgets
• The ability to connect with and inspire others to support our mission and programmes


This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and talented Fundraising Specialist to join an organisation supporting life-changing programmes.


For more information, click here


Volunteers Wanted

VSA: Be a part of Samoa’s biggest sporting event!

In July 2019, Samoa will host the Pacific Games – 22 countries, 26 sports, 5000 people.

The Office of the Pacific Games in Apia has identified areas where they need support, so we have some short-term, event-based assignments available for people keen to pass on their skills.

The assignments will run from January 2019 for seven to nine months – and your costs are covered.

We need:

Graphic Designer
Online Content Coordinator
Social Media Specialist
Volunteer Coordinator
Transport Coordinator 

We have a quick turnaround. If selected you will be expected to be:

• Available for interviews week commencing 10-14 December
• Attend the pre-departure briefing 23-26 January 2019
• Deploy end January 2019
• Be available for the full seven-month duration of the programme.


For more information, click here.



International Development Young Professional Network - Treasurer

Position description for TREASURER:

* Oversee the financial administration of IDYP

* Review procedures and financial reporting

* Advise the Management Committee on financial strategy

* Advise on fundraising

* Manages cash flow

* Develop a working knowledge of the laws governing IDYP's operation

* Ensure the Management Committee understands its financial obligations

* Submit annual financial report to the Charities Register and the NZ Companies Office if required.

* Prepare financial statements to be approved by Management Committee and then presented at annual AGM for member approval.


For more information, click here



RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands


Rotary New Zealand is seeking volunteers - qualified plumbers, electricians and civil engineers for work in the Pacific Islands.

Would suit recently retired persons.

Please direct inquiries to


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:

  • Agriculture & Horticulture advisers
  • Architects
  • Mechanic & Plumber Trainers
  • Legal Advisers
  • WASH advisers
  • Quality Assurance advisers
  • Educational advisers and lecturers
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising specialists
  • Media Advisers
  • Business and finance advisers and mentors
  • IT and web development advisers
  • Health professionals (various disciplines)
  • Tourism advisers

To find out more about these roles and other VSA assignments we are currently recruiting for please visit VSA's vacancies page, as it is updated regularly with a variety of positions.