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Engineers Without Borders: Sanitation Project Mentor - Vanuatu

This is your opportunity to join an innovative sanitation project in Vanuatu and support communities in Vanuatu to access sanitation.

Since 2015, EWB has been working with Live and Learn Vanuatu on the early stages of the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Programme. This programme aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene access and behaviours by improving supply chains and demand for sanitation and hygiene and creating supportive environments in communities that enable behaviour change to occur. Live and Learn's innovative approach to sanitation in the South Pacific is based around establishment of Community Based Sanitation Enterprises (CBSEs). These enterprises are run and owned by the local community and are a market based approach to sanitation. In 2017, a second EWB placement was initiated to strengthen the skills and capacity of the construction teams within the CBSEs.

The next phase will involve expanding to Espiritu Santo through the establishment of a CBSE in Luganville. The focus of this role will be supporting the newly formed CBSE in Luganville with some additional support being provided to the two existing CBSEs in Port Vila.

The Sanitation Technical and Business Mentor will spend approximately 40% of their time on providing business support and 60% providing technical mentoring and construction support.

Working in collaboration with EWB Australia, this placement offers you a great opportunity to make a real impact on the sanitation sector in Vanuatu.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor Degree (or equivalent experience) in civil, mechanical, environmental or other relevant Engineering or a related qualification with relevant experience in wastewater construction and management

  • Experience in establishing social and /or managing social enterprises in particular and developing marketing and sales plans

Applications are due 9 April 2018.

For more information, click here.


Engineers Without Borders: Water Adviser - Vanuatu

Share your technical skills to support communities in Vanuatu achieve 100% access to safely managed drinking water by 2030.

There are a number of coordination challenges in the Vanuatu water sector including, fragmented project delivery, complex water systems and often poor outcomes for communities. In this rewarding assignment, you will assist the newly formed Department of Water Resources to address these challenges and implement the national plan for safe & secure drinking water in the southern provinces of Vanuatu (Shefa & Tafea).

With a focus on technical capacity, you will provide vital support for Provincial Water Offices to provide accurate and effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advice, including advice on infrastructure maintenance and repair. Through on-the-job training and workshops, you will help develop community water supply designs and strengthen the water testing capability of Water Offices

You will also work closely with Provincial Water Office staff to establish Community Water Committees and support community engagement with a localised Drinking Water Safety and Security Plan (DWSSPs). This work will include outreach, recording and reporting to ensure effective coordination. Through mentoring and training, you will also build the programme management and administrative capacity of Office staff to enable the rollout of DWSSPs.

Working in collaboration with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), this exciting assignment offers you an opportunity to make a real impact on the water sector in Vanuatu.
We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil or natural resources)

  • At least three years’ experience in water infrastructure design and construction contract administration

Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.
Applications are due 22 April 2018.

For more information, click here.


Engineers Without Borders: Hydrogeologist Opportunity - Vanuatu

Share your expertise with the Department of Water Resources to strengthen hydrogeological capability and support community resilience to water-related risks.

Approximately 70% of the rural population is reliant on rainwater harvesting systems to meet daily water needs; this exposes the population to significant climate risks such low rainfall and drought.

In this dynamic assignment you will be working as part of dedicated team to investigate groundwater supplies, develop a water information database and model, and design effective solutions. You will provide training and mentoring support to build technical WASH skills of department staff, which will enable them to confidently manage groundwater and WASH activities.

Working in collaboration with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), this exciting assignment offers you an opportunity to make a real impact on the water sector in Vanuatu.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, earth sciences, hydrogeology, environmental science, or an engineering discipline with emphasis on hydrology or hydrogeology

  • At least three years’ relevant experience in hydrogeology including field investigation, groundwater modelling, or construction contract administration

Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.
Applications are due 22 April 2018.

For more information, click here.


Fairtrade: Strategic Partnerships Intern - Auckland

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand is a not for profit, non-governmental organisation that links disadvantaged producers in developing countries with businesses and consumers in Australia and New Zealand, through increasing the market demand for Fairtrade certified products in both countries, and by supporting Fairtrade certified and applicant smallholder organisations in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands to link to global markets. 

The two main objectives of the Strategic Partnerships 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 gain an understanding of the role of diplomatic alliance building in the attainment of Fairtrade ANZ’s goals.

Based in Auckland, the Strategic Partnerships Intern will provide support to the Strategic Partnership Manager to maintain existing relationships with strategic partners; identify opportunities for new alliances with industry and sector organisations that support the economic and social development of Pacific smallholders; raise awareness of Fairtrade ANZ’s work in the pacific among regional development actors; facilitate liaison between smallholder farmer organisations, local and regional government, industry bodies and support organisations; and develop strategies to foster a consistent and proactive framework for the development of strategic partnerships in the region.


  1. Support the development of communication and educational materials suitable for smallholder farmers, about international and regional trade agreements and Fairtrade in the Pacific region;

  2. Support the production and promotion strategic communication materials targeting strategic partners;

  3. Support the partnerships team to liaise with local governments to increase awareness of Fairtrade as a tool for economic development and inclusion;

  4. Seek funding opportunities for projects and maintain a grant database;

  5. Support the development of donor funding proposals;

  6. Help maintain potential donors map and partnership overview documents;

  7. Support the development of strategic projects including, but not limited to, cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, climate change, child protection, and living wage;

  8. Identify opportunities to participate in high level public and private sector events and key industry conferences and assess benefits of Fairtrade ANZ’s participation;

  9. Provide support in organising networking platform events for Fairtrade producer organisations, local and regional governments and private sector members.

The intern will report directly to the programme Manager who will serve as mentor and supervisor of the intern throughout the internship.
The intern will help provide inputs for the following reports:

  1. Monthly completed activities;

  2. As required, expense report and invoice for service provided;

  3. Other reporting tools as necessary;

  4. Reports relating to donor funded projects.

A successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Fairtrade’s mission, vision and values;

  • Can be part of a university placement

  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Have strong analytical skills applied to project support and review;

  • Can organize work and collaborate effectively with a wide range of teams, and work with individuals of different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Island cultures;

  • Adequate knowledge of agricultural supply chain development

  • Demonstrate some practical experience of working with governmental and/or NGO organisations;

  • 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

University enrolment or degree in Economics, International Trade Law, International Development, Geography, International relations, Business management, economics or sustainable studies;
Must have fluency in spoken and written English.
Working knowledge of other languages relevant to the Fairtrade system is desirable.


Apply by 19th March.

For more information, click here.


VSA: Recruitment Adviser - Wellington

Volunteer Service Abroad Te Tūao Tāwāhi (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We bring together New Zealanders and our Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.

Our Recruitment Adviser roles are people-centric; you’ll be working collaboratively with other teams across the organisation and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some really inspiring people from a diverse range of professions who have applied for volunteer assignments overseas with VSA.

As a member of the wider People & Capability Unit, you will be part of a team of four Recruitment Advisers reporting to the Volunteer Recruitment Manager. Together you’ll all have primary responsibility for the attraction, recruitment and selection of approximately 100 volunteers annually for VSA’s international development assignments.

Key responsibilities include ensuring assignment descriptions effectively reflect role requirements, developing and executing recruitment marketing campaigns, screening of candidates, shortlisting and reference checking, recruitment administration, and sourcing and maintaining relationships with external subject matter experts who assist with panel interviews.

You will need some experience in recruitment and selection to hit the ground running in this role. It’s a great opportunity for an experienced recruiter looking to do meaningful work or for an HR or Recruitment Administrator looking to take the next step up.

Person Profile:

  • Experience in recruitment and selection

  • Strong administration and IT skills

  • A natural organiser with the ability to prioritise work without compromising quality

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building capabilities

  • Articulate communicator in both written and oral form

  • Mature and professional in your approach, with heaps of initiative

  • A keen eye for detail

The role is fixed term until late February 2019, to provide cover for a permanent staff member on parental leave. Immediate start preferred.

Applications close: 5pm Monday 2 April 2018.

For more information, click here.


World Vision: Social Media Manager - Auckland

We are looking for an experienced, creative and strategic Producer to lead World Vision’s social media. You will be a compelling story teller, passionate about using social media to influence change and win the hearts and minds of Kiwis. You will execute high profile campaigns and will have a portfolio of those you have already successfully planned, executed and evaluated. Innovation and digital disruption will be core to your work. You will be connected to social influencers, understand digital marketing, and have a flair for targeting audiences across channels. Previous experience developing social media strategies is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver relevant, compelling and engaging day to day content

  • Plan and execute ground breaking, creative social campaigns which amplify World Visions voice

  • Keep across global current affairs and position World Vision within these where relevant

  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers and supporters to find and leverage great stories

  • Ensure social media content meets World Vision standards in terms of quality, accuracy, brand, tone, style and adherence to policies.

You will need to have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience producing social media content, including the use, creation and management of social media platforms/accounts

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to write, edit and proof-read quality written content

  • Experience with analytics tools

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline

  • Enjoy collaborating and working within a team

  • An understanding and affinity with World Vision’s mission and core values

To request a full position description, please contact Angela Evans ( Applications close 27 April 2018.

For more information, click here.


Himalayan Trust: Fundraising Development Manager- Auckland

The iconic Himalayan Trust is looking for a passionate and committed fundraising specialist, to significantly grow income in support of our work in Nepal.

This two-year fixed term contract involves developing and managing special fundraising projects to mark Sir Ed Hillary’s Centenary in 2019. The projects include: managing various events, both of high and medium value; and implementing the rollout of national fundraising campaigns.

You will be a highly-motivated self-starter, with the flexibility to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. The current small team each work from home offices, mostly Auckland-based, but regularly meet face-to-face. It is expected that the same would apply to this role and would suit someone currently based in Auckland.

Our ideal candidate will also have

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in fundraising and/account management

  • Good experience of and demonstrated success in relationship fundraising, including good knowledge of major donor and bequest giving

  • Outstanding communication, influencing and persuading skills;

  • Strategic with high intellectual capability and the ability to think laterally;

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;

  • Flexible, adaptable and willing to take on a wide range of tasks;

  • Understanding of development work

In return we offer the flexibility of part time hours, working between 24 and 40 hours per week with a range of options as to how to spread these hours over the week.

Eligibility: To apply for this position you MUST be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Remuneration: Will be based on skills measured against role.

To apply, please forward your full CV and cover letter to no later than March 31.

For more information, click here.

VSA: Capacity Development - Request for Proposal

VSA is looking for an experienced practitioner in capacity building to design and pilot an in-depth self-assessment and capacity building programme for our international development partners across the Pacific and beyond.


Tenders to be submitted by Monday 19 March 2018.

For more information, click here


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.

For more information, click here

VSA: Library & Community Engagement Adviser - Dili, Timor Leste

About the assignment:

Inspire others and share a love of learning through improving and expanding community library services.

The Xanana Gusmão Dili Reading Room (XGRR) encourages life long learning and pride in Timorese cultural history in a welcoming environment. With a new move to a larger space, XGRR is committed to improving its services and increasing its programme offerings, with several regions already identified for literacy outreach services.

XGRR are seeking a multi-talented volunteer who can focus on improving staff capacity in operations, programming, planning, marketing and events in the centre. This diverse role will include assisting staff to improve library systems, and developing a specific XGRR plan to help utilise the library, exhibition rooms, book-shop, and community spaces.

You will also work with staff to develop and implement an annual outreach programme. Alongside this you will assist staff to create a market survey and database systems to analyse users of the XGRR and develop a specific marketing strategy and events plan. Utilising your training or mentoring skills, you will support staff to identify and deliver events, as well as monitor the success of the events, marketing plan and improved programmes.


For this assignment we are looking for someone with:

  • Experience in organisational planning and development

  • Experience in organising, marketing and promoting community events (including developing marketing plans)

  • Experience in developing simple service user databases

  • Experience in community consultation, monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience with on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring of staff

This is a 2-year assignment based in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste.

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.


For more information, click here.

World Vision: Schools Partnership 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 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 have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and committed individual to join our school’s partnership team on a permanent basis. This is a busy role, so you will need to be an organised, efficient person with the ability to build relationships with young people, schools and their representatives. Your commitment to social justice will be unwavering, as will your skill at public speaking and enthusiasm for working with young people. This is a unique opportunity to work with 5-18-year olds in order to raise awareness and encourage participation in fundraising and advocacy campaigns such as the 40 hour famine.


Responsibilities include:

  • Inspire schools and their wider communities to raise money for WV’s work through mechanisms such as the 40 Hour Famine campaign.

  • Account management responsibilities with over 100 schools across the North Island and key account management of several schools across Auckland.

  • Develop and convert leads from wider school communities (including teachers, support staff, Boards of Trustees, local businesses, and families)

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with schools

  • Raise the awareness of, and achieve ongoing commitment to justice issues among school pupils, including global education and leadership initiatives

You will need:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in fundraising/sales/account management

  • Highly developed communications skills, both written and verbal and be a confident public speaker

  • Experience of working effectively with young people

  • Understanding of causes and effects of systemic injustice

  • Understanding of the education sector and how schools function

  • Ability to develop high quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to co-ordinate and lead groups of people to achieve specific outcomes

  • Prepared to work flexible hours with occasional evening and weekend activities, and able to travel regularly within the region

  • An understanding and affinity with World Vision’s mission and core values

For more information or to request a full position description, please contact Angela Evans ( or click here.

How to Apply
To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4037201.

Applications close 30 March 2018

Oxfam NZ: Face-to-Face Fundraisers / Team Leaders - Auckland 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Oxfam’s in-house face to face (F2F) fundraising team here 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.


We therefore seek to recruit F2F Fundraisers and Team Leaders who are:

  • Confident, positive with ‘a can-do’ attitude
  • Great communicators
  • Passionate about helping others
  • High energy
  • Motivated, conscientious and reliable
  • Team players

Experience of fundraising and sales is highly desirable but not essential


For more information click here.


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:

  • WASH advisers
  • Agriculture and horticulture advisers
  • Quality Assurance advisers
  • Educational advisers and lecturers
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising specialists
  • Media Advisors
  • Business and finance mentors
  • IT and web development advisers
  • Health professionals (various disciplines)

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.