UnionAid: Mentor and Special Interest Co-ordinator 

Fred Hollows: Digital Communications Specialist

World Vision: Middle-donor Account Manager

WWF: Environmental Science Director

MFAT: Senior Adviser, Inclusive Development

MFAT: Lead Adviser, International Development Policy

Caritas Aotearoa NZ: Key Community Engagement Role - Kaihāpai Māori - Wellington

VSA: Renewable Energy Adviser – Fiji (volunteer)

VSA: Water and Sanitation (WASH) Engineer – Tonga (volunteer)


Volunteers Wanted


UnionAid: Mentor and Special Interest Co-ordinator 

 UnionAid is seeking a Mentor and Special Interest Co-ordinator to recruit and coordinate volunteer mentors and manage special interest visits, as part of its new Mindanao Young Leaders Programme which commences in August 2019. The programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is managed by UnionAID in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington and International Alert.  The role is based in Wellington and it is expected that the successful applicant will mostly work from home.

 The Mentor and Special Interest Coordinator will be employed on a fixed-term contract for a total of 100 hours from July until November 2019.



  • Demonstrated experience establishing and running programmes (educational, community, youth etc)
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Experience working for a non-profit organisation
  • Practical administration skills
  • Effective time-management skills


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A genuine interest in international development work and the work of UnionAID
  • Computer skills (including Microsoft Office, cloud-based tools)


Click here to download the full position description.


How to apply

Please send your CV and a concise cover letter that addresses the skills and experiences described in the attached Job Description to by Thursday 20 June 2019.


To be eligible for this role, you must have the right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand. Please indicate this on your application.


For more information about the role

Please contact Alexandra Hill, Programme Manager Mindanao Young Leaders Programme on or Ph 022-319-6812.


Fred Hollows:  Digital Communications Specialist

The organisation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ are seeking our next creative genius to fill our newly vacant and sought-after Digital Communications Specialist role.


We're after someone who can enchant, surprise and delight our audience with their content, but it doesn't stop there. You'll also be able to share the content in a way that engages with and really touches our audience. Creativity is your "thing", you can write and produce graphic content and you'll have a sound understanding of conversion and digital marketing strategies.


The Position


Working closely with the rest of the Communications Team, you will create content, then test and optimise to ensure that reach and engagement across digital platforms and channels drive increased support for The Foundation.


The skills and experience required

  • Tertiary education in Marketing, Design or a related field
  • 2-4 years' experience in content development and digital design across some of the following programmes: InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Adobe Creative Cloud or Illustrator
  • Analytical with excellent attention to detail
  • Superb written communication skills
  • A thorough understanding of digital marketing principles
  • Email marketing and automation technology
  • Paid social media advertising and search marketing

Applications close on 27 June 2019.


To apply or find out more, click here.




World Vision: Middle-donor Account Manager

The Organisation

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 middle-donor account manager to join the team. The purpose of this position is to assist in achieving WV New Zealand’s acquisition and revenue targets by using appropriate telephone sales account management and engagement techniques.


The role

The role will be predominantly telephone-based with opportunity for face to face visits when the opportunity arises.  A key focus will be on relationship building and optimising the supporter experience for those supporters with growth potential, and an opportunity to educate and inspire supporters about World Vision’s work. 

The purpose of this position is to assist in achieving WV New Zealand’s acquisition and revenue targets by using appropriate telephone sales account management and engagement techniques.


For more information, click here.



WWF New Zealand: Environmental Science Director

The Organisation

WWF-New Zealand’s mission is to help create a future in which people live in harmony with nature ‘kia noho ngatahi te tangata ki nga kura taiao’. The primary role of all staff is to contribute to the achievement of this mission.


The Role

The Science Director will be an accomplished communicator, an individual who engages, empowers, empathises and is a bold astute innovator. They will have a particular knack at seeing the long view, based on a deep understanding of science and politics while building with their team and stakeholders’ pathways to desired goals. Backcasting and systems thinking will be a key part of their DNA as will relentlessly drive to focus on the possible, opportunities and the ‘how’ reinforced by the ‘why’. The Director requires a global perspective on science-based solutions for environmental issues - evaluating and sourcing best practice options globally as well as identifying specific areas where New Zealand has a comparative advantage in leading. The Environmental Science Director is a member of the WWF-NZ Leadership Team with a high degree of interaction with the Board, NZ Science Groups, Government and other key stakeholders and wider WWF International science leaders. The Director will have the external mana to act as a regular spokesperson for WWF.


For more information, click here.



Caritas Aotearoa NZ: Key Community Engagement Role - Kaihāpai Māori - Wellington

  • Strengthen relationships with tangata whenua groups
  • Build capability in te reo rangatira me ōna tikanga


Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ( is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We work in partnership and solidarity with communities in Aotearoa, Oceania and throughout the world, to promote human dignity and the common good. Our work of hope tackles both the causes and effects of poverty and injustice and responds swiftly to human and natural disasters. We promote advocacy and education for justice in New Zealand and overseas, and we play an integral part in the worldwide Caritas network of 165 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations. In its mission, Caritas seeks to demonstrate whakaaroha – love in action.


Caritas is now seeking applications for the role of Kaihāpai Māori.


This role supports the whole Caritas team to work effectively with Māori communities in Aotearoa, building and strengthening relationships of trust. The Kaihāpai Māori will contribute to strengthening and deepening cultural capability within the Caritas team based in Wellington.


In this role you will: 

  • show leadership in building relationships of trust with Māori communities in Aotearoa;
  • support the whole Caritas team to work effectively with tangata whenua;
  • give advice and support on the appropriate use of te reo and tikanga Māori, and other cultural expectations through a Māori lens

 You will be a fluent or semi-fluent speaker of te reo Māori and be comfortable in spaces governed by tikanga Māori. You will have confidence to guide and lead others through Māori cultural spaces (marae, hui, wānanga). You will have excellent relationship building skills and the availability to travel nationally and internationally as required. You will have an understanding and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and be comfortable in a church setting. You will be committed to the vision, mission and values of Caritas and demonstrate a personal commitment to social justice.


This is a challenging leadership role 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 in this vital role, we want to hear from you.


For more information contact Catharina Vossen on phone: 021 884 749 or email your resume and covering letter to:


 Tearfund: Engagement Manager – Mid-level and major donors


The Organisation

Tearfund is one of New Zealand’s leading NGO’s with development partnerships and programmes throughout the developing world.  It is a highly respected charity that inspires people to give, learn, advocate and stand up against injustice. 

Over 25,000 donors and 1,600 churches nationwide provide a network for the majority of funding needed for Tearfund’s development programmes. 


Tearfund’s priority sectors are:

  • Child Sponsorship
  • Disasters and Peace Building
  • Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Water, Health and Education
  • Enterprise and Empowerment

There are over 40 highly competent experienced staff, plus volunteers, who work from the Mt Roskill, Auckland office to support the growth and effectiveness of these programmes.


The Role

The Engagement Manager is one of our key front-line roles that works directly with our supporters, developing fundraising initiatives, events and ideas to widen our supporter base and increase income.

You’ll be responsible for developing and managing Tearfund’s bequest strategy, using innovative approaches to build a successful pipeline of bequest enquirers, intenders and confirmed bequest pledgees.


Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following:

  • Experience working in a fundraising role which had tangible goals and revenue targets
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Evidence of strong networking skills
  • The ability to speak in public, engaging with and inspiring others to act
  • Be a self-starter who has the qualities and skills to act autonomously yet liaise closely with the wider Tearfund team
  • Our mission statement is: “Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world’s most vulnerable people”.  Personal alignment with this mission will be important for the candidate who is appointed to this role.

This is an opportunity to join a committed and passionate team supporting life-changing programmes. 


For more information, click here.


MFAT: Senior Adviser, Inclusive Development

This is a key role in the Ministry's Pacific and Development Group tasked with strengthening the inclusiveness of New Zealand's international development effort and that of our partners, in particular through promotion and protection of human rights and the advancement of gender equality and women's empowerment.

You would be the Ministry's policy lead on inclusiveness, gender and human rights within international development. You will establish and maintain MFAT policy on inclusive development and ensure that this is reflected in strategic and operational frameworks, aid programme standards, and in performance and management information systems.   You will lead policy analysis, advice and engagement in this area. You will champion and influence gender and human rights within MFAT, with our partners and in the Pacific and multilateral arena.

We seek a person with a strong background in inclusive social or economic policy, human rights and gender. You will have well developed public policy skills. You will be highly effective at engaging and influencing leaders, institutions and people. International development experience is an advantage.


How to apply:

Applications close 12:00pm, 28 May 2019

To apply for this role and view a position description, click here.

You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance

MFAT: Lead Adviser, International Development Policy

This is a central role in the Ministry's Pacific and Development Group tasked with ensuring that New Zealand is engaged and influential on international development policy issues and that our international development cooperation commitments are reflected within New Zealand's policy and practice.

You would be the Ministry's lead on international development and Official Development Assistance (ODA) analysis and policy. You will maintain New Zealand's relationship, strategy and policy engagement with the OECD Development Assistance Committee and other relevant international development fora.  You will support New Zealand's positioning on international development policy issues in multilateral and regional fora.   You will coordinate the Ministry's work to promote policy coherence for development across the New Zealand system. You will support the application of effective development cooperation principles within New Zealand's development cooperation policy and practice.

We seek a person with a strong background in public policy leadership and development cooperation practice. You will have excellent analytical and policy skills and proven experience in engaging and influencing leaders, institutions and people. Strong existing familiarity with critical international development issues will be an advantage.


How to apply:

Applications close 12:00pm, 28 May 2019

To apply for this position and view a position description, click here

You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.


VSA: Renewable Energy Adviser – Fiji (volunteer)

In this role, you will:

  • Support the Pacific Community (SPC) to increase and diversify renewable energy use in the Pacific
  • Make a contribution to environmental sustainability across the Pacific
  • Volunteer Service Abroad will cover costs while you are on assignment, including travel

The Pacific has a huge potential to develop renewable energy – you could be a part of ensuring energy security in the region.  

SPC provides technical and policy advice to Pacific Island countries about energy, fisheries, science, public health and conservation of plant genetic resources for food security.

As the ideal volunteer, you will work to identify potential sources of renewable energies and build awareness of bio-gas generation.  You’ll be working with SPC staff and government officials around the Pacific and the energy sector.

This assignment will involve supporting the SPC to identify countries that have the potential to generate bio-gas at a commercial level, as well as collating and analysing renewable energy data. You will also provide technical advice, review project proposals and oversee training of SPC staff, all of which will make a huge difference to the success of SPC’s upcoming work.

VSA assignments provide a unique opportunity for professional development by sharing your skills to help build thriving communities in the Pacific and beyond. This is a two-year assignment based in Suva.


VSA is looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor of Science in renewable energy/renewable energy economics/climate change mitigation
  • 3+ years of professional experience in renewable energy resources assessment, renewable energy data analysis, and/or circular economy or biogas generation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to engage professionally with multi-stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office and other relevant software
  • Experience in capacity building

For more information and applying, click here.

VSAWater and Sanitation (WASH) Engineer – Tonga (volunteer)

In this role, you will:

  • Put your engineering skills to use in Tonga
  • Provide technical support to tertiary graduates and water technicians
  • Support the development and implementation of WASH facilities


Live and Learn Tonga is working with communities towards the recovery of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities following Cyclone Gita in early 2018.  It is currently in a state of transition from one small WASH programme to many, across more than 40 communities.

In this role, you’ll work alongside local tertiary graduates and village water technicians to develop and build WASH facilities.  You’ll provide assistance on ensuring facilities are built to best-practice standards, as well as robust enough to withstand future environmental risks.  Key to this role will be providing on-the-job training to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the facilities.

Although you’ll be based in Nuku’alofa for this 18-month assignment, you’ll travel frequently and work with each of the 40 communities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua.

VSA is looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in water engineering, civil engineering, environmental health or a related field
  • Knowledge and/or experience in designing and constructing WASH facilities
  • Knowledge and/or experience in operations and maintenance of WASH facilities
  • Experience in staff development
  • Experience in mentoring/training


For more information and applying, click here.


Volunteers Wanted


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.