Volunteers Wanted


UnionAID: Executive Assistant (part-time) - Wellington

If you want to be part of making the world a better place, have a background in administration and are good at establishing organisational processes this new role with UnionAID may be for you.

UnionAID is an international development organisation, and registered charity, working to alleviate poverty and injustice in our Asia-Pacific region. In addition to our work with NZ unions and overseas partners promoting decent work we currently run two MFAT funded programme for young community leaders from Myanmar and Indonesia.

We are a small organisation, currently with two paid staff and a number of committed volunteers. However, UnionAID is growing and we have ambitious goals for extending our development projects other projects and fundraising efforts.

The Executive Assistant will play a key role in supporting UnionAID’s growth by establishing effective systems for managing the diverse and busy workload across the young leaders programmes, fundraising and other overseas development projects.


Applications close: 24 May 2018

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 World Vision: Head of Pacific - Auckland

Credible, respected, and effective, World Vision is an international child-focused NGO dedicated to eliminating poverty, healing communities, and saving lives. Here in New Zealand, World Vision is well resourced and independent yet has all the advantages of being a significant part of a global enterprise. More than 40,000 staff in over 100 countries are helping World Vision impact the lives of millions.

Reporting to the GM International Partnerships, you will provide effective management, coaching and support for WVNZ's Pacific Team that oversee WVNZ's international programming in the Pacific and provide expertise in grant acquisition, monitoring and reporting to the International Partnerships Department.

The role also involves active participation in the International Partnerships leadership team to identify ways to improve the IP team's effectiveness at meeting the needs of field partners and WVNZ teams engaging Kiwi supporters, while ensuring programme effectiveness and good stewardship. The ultimate goal is to transform the lives of both children and Kiwi supporters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key government representatives in MFAT
  • Co-ordinate MFAT grants acquisition & provide overall expertise in grants acquisition management across IP teams
  • Track annual income and expenditure
  • Coordinate WVNZs engagement with Pacific Timor Liste (PTL) & contribute to the development of PTL strategy and operational plans
  • Coordinate WVNZ response to any emergency in Pacific

What we're looking for:

  • Ability to provide leadership and supportive supervision of a team
  • Sound development background and experience
  • Strong financial skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally with highly developed relationship/stakeholder management skills
  • Masters/degree in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in managing grant-funded projects
  • Able to travel overseas as required
  • A commitment to the mission and values of World Vision is essential.

Applications close: 25 May 2018

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Plant & Food Research: Program Manager International Development - Auckland

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to the fruit, vegetable, crop and food sectors. Our science supports the sustainable production of high quality produce that earns a premium in international markets.

Augmenting our research activities within New Zealand is an expanding portfolio of projects that are delivered internationally. This includes business relating to international development and aid, with projects supported by Government aid agencies and other sponsors and partners. Delivered in a number of developing countries, this area of our business draws on resources and expertise from across many parts of Plant & Food Research. Following our significant growth in this area, we’ve recently established a dedicated business unit and are now seeking a Program Manager to provide strategic guidance and technical expertise on cross-cutting issues and impact development outcomes. Operationally, you’ll develop and oversee a set of projects including reporting and management of project schedules, deliverables, milestones, safety plans and overall risk and issues.

For this position, you will:

  • have academic/professional qualifications, ideally combining science with international development, business, marketing or a related discipline with proven experience as a Program Manager
  • have thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • have in-country project management experience is desirable.
  • be a strong leader and a team player who demonstrates a sound knowledge of best practices and recent approaches to international development.

Applications close: 27 May 2018

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VSA: Senior Programme Officer - Wellington

We’re looking for a capable, confident and organised development professional with overseas experience to support our Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Polynesia programmes based in the Wellington office.

This varied role encompasses a range of responsibilities including scoping assignments, the placement and management of quality and appropriate volunteers, and timely monitoring and reporting of assignments as well as representation of VSA externally and travelling to monitor the programmes.

Our ideal Senior Programme Officer candidate will have a professional and friendly approach, and:

  • will have a tertiary qualification in development or a related discipline
  • will have two years’ overseas experience preferably in one of the countries that the role supports
  • will be a strong team player
  • will be self-motivated and able to take the initiative and will be comfortable to work in a high pressured environment
  • will have proven expertise in analysis, planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • will be a confident presenter and capable of communicating with people at all different levels
  • will be committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and bi-multi-culturalism

Applications close: 27 May 2018

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Christian Blind Mission: Chief Executive Officer - Auckland


This strategic leadership role is responsible for fundraising, marketing, the management and building of key stakeholder relationships, finance and administration. The strengthening of CBM’s Christian ethos and expansion of the current donor base and general advocacy of its mission and purpose are other important components to the role.


Christian Blind Mission (CBM) is an international Christian development organisation with over 100 years of professional expertise and presence. A non-profit organisation, it strives to remove the barriers that marginalise people with disabilities in the most disadvantaged societies in the world. It does this by working with partner organisations in these regions, by influencing policy at all levels and by responding to emergencies and natural disasters. The organisation has deeply embedded Christian values that underpin its activities.


Candidates will have proven success driving revenue growth in a fundraising leadership and marketing role. As the ‘face of the organisation’ the ability to represent CBM in a variety of fora is important, as is expressing a genuine interest in international development programmes. The highest levels of personal integrity and business ethics coupled with an active Christian faith are also crucial traits for the successful candidate to possess.


Applications close: 28 May 2018

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VSA: Reception Administrator - Wellington 

We’re looking for a great team player with all-round administrative skills, to provide essential support to VSA’s busy Wellington office.


As our Reception Administrator, you will be an integral part of the Executive Support team, often providing the first point of contact with VSA. Your responsibilities will encompass a range of activities including day-to-day reception services and office services to the wider VSA team; assisting the Executive Coordinator in supporting the Chief Executive Officer, event and project co-ordination; helping with property and security matters; maintenance of office supplies and equipment; liaising with suppliers; and supporting recruitment and fundraising processes.

Our ideal Reception Administrator candidate will have a positive, mature, and professional approach, and:

  • Will have two years experience in administration
  • A “can do” attitude with plenty of initiative and motivation to exceed expectations
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including being able to interact well with people from all walks of life
  • Demonstrated ability at planning, organising and co-ordinating tasks to calmly manage conflicting priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Sound attention to detail and pride in producing high quality work
  • High proficiency in producing documents and records using word processing, spread-sheeting and presentation software, and extracting data from database reports.

Applications close: 4 June 2018

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Oxfam: Fundraiser - Auckland

We have awesome fundraising positions available now!

Currently we have a number of positions available in Street and Event fundraising, Door to Door fundraising and Telephone Fundraising. The best part is you can pick your preference of where you would like to start your incredible journey with our fundraising family!

As a fundraiser, your role is to inform, inspire and mobilise Kiwis to support Oxfam’s work by recruiting new regular givers.

We’re looking for people to join our team who have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to people
  • A love of talking and meeting new people
  • Great positive attitude
  • Passion and drive
  • Desire to make a difference every day to people in need

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You’re bored of the daily 9-5 grind
  • Are fed up with being told you don’t have enough experience to get the job you want
  • You want to have some fun and energy injected into your day
  • You want a great team around to support you
  • You’re the type of person that wants to feel good at the end of the day
  • You are wanting more than minimum wage and at least 35 hours a week
  • You want the option and ability to progress

For more information, click here.


Caritas Aoteatora NZ: Key Roles–Communications, Marketing and Fundraising - Wellington

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ( is the Catholic Church’s agency for justice, peace, development and emergency relief. Caritas is inspired by the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, and has a long history of responding positively and proactively to poverty and injustice in the world. Caritas, affiliated to the 165 member Caritas Internationalis confederation, supports the work of partners in poor and marginalised communities, responds to disasters and carries out education and advocacy on local and global social justice issues. In its mission, Caritas seeks to demonstrate “love in action”.


Caritas is now seeking applications for two roles in the Community Engagement team.

Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor
In this full time role reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, you will:

  • Write, design and distribute regular publications and marketing collateral to enable Caritas to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups;
  • Take responsibility for strategic communications initiatives and take the lead in delivering Caritas’ digital and social media engagement strategy;
  • Be a skilled writer, have broad experience in publications and be familiar with effective campaign management to ensure that engagement with Caritas’ stakeholders is achieved;
  • Understand direct marketing fundraising and donor management in a not for profit setting.

Communications and Marketing Assistant
In this part time (0.5) role reporting to the Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor, you will:

Support the preparation and design of regular publications to enable Caritas to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups;

  • Assist with communications initiatives and play a leading role in maintaining Caritas’ digital and social media channels;
  • Support appeals and campaigns work as well as donor relations activities;
  • Have experience in publication design, web-based communication and social media engagement strategies.

As valued members of the Community Engagement team you will be committed to the vision, mission and values of Caritas and understand the requirements of working in a diverse, faith-based environment.

In addition you will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and have the capacity to apply Catholic social teaching in working for justice and peace.

These are challenging and rewarding 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, believe that you have what it takes to contribute to our team and are looking for an exciting new role we want to hear from you.


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Amnesty International: Office Coordinator - Auckland

The Office Coordinator is responsible for the administrative and operational delivery across Amnesty International New Zealand. This is a predominately internal-facing role that enables our staff and Governance Team to do their best work every day.

We all like to think the office runs like a well-oiled machine, but someone is cranking the gears behind the scenes. That person will be you – nestled within the fun Operations Team.

The key parts of this role are:

  • General administrative and operational support
  • Financial administration (accounts payable, payroll)
  • Office upkeep and supplier coordination
  • Governance liaison, logistics and administrative support

We want to hear from you if you have done a role like this before for at least 3 years and are:

  • Committed to the work and values of Amnesty International
  • Enthusiastic, hilarious and resilient to stress
  • Efficient, and love being busy and assisting people

Then, when you top it off with these skills for good measure, you’ll probably be:

  • knowledgeable of accounting processes and systems.
  • a star communicator, problem solver and skilled negotiator
  • able to take initiative, back yourself and self-manage a wide portfolio
  • able to ensure things get done, even if you are relying on other people to do them.
  • discrete and confidential where necessary
  • A whiz at using and learning a wide range of office computer systems.

It suffices to say that you will be an all-round superstar and we would love to have you join the Amnesty team. In return we’ll provide;

  • All the tools for the job (phone, training and a lovely spot in our Auckland CBD office)
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Flexibility on start and finish times
  • A supportive culture where humour is a currency
  • Salary between $45,200 – $48,000 per year

Dependent on the quality of applicants, we reserve the right to close the role early, so get in quick with your application.


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Fairtrade: Alliance Officer - Suva, Fiji

Based in Fiji, you will provide remote support to the Strategic Partnership Manager to maintain existing relationships with strategic partners based in in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Pacific Islands Countries; identify opportunities for new alliances with industry and sector organisations that support the economic and social development of Pacific smallholders, and develop strategies to foster a consistent and proactive framework for the development strategic partnerships in the region.

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Volunteers Wanted

RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands

Rotary New Zealand are 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.