Pacific Programme Manager

International Partnerships · Auckland, Penrose
Department International Partnerships
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Pacific Programme Manager

Pacific Team, International Partnerships, Auckland



World Vision New Zealand is the largest international humanitarian organisation in New Zealand, employing over 80 staff. Last year alone, we helped 2.9 million children across 23 countries around the world. Inspired by Christian values, we work to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice.


An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Programme Manager to join our Pacific team in the International Partnerships department, You can contribute your skills to make a life-changing difference for children, leading the Negotiated Partnership programme for the largest NGO in the sector.


In this role you will:

  • be responsible for the management of the Negotiated Partnership - a multi-year, multi-country programme funded by the NZ government. The programme supports work across Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Laos, focusing on reducing violence, enabling livelihoods and improving nutrition. You will oversee the programme quality and reporting requirements of this programme.
  • provide dedicated support to all projects in Papua New Guinea, including the acquisition of new grants such as New Zealand Disaster Response Partnership (NZDRP) opportunities.


You will bring to this role your strong background in monitoring and evaluation, project management, and excellent stakeholder engagement skills.


 To be successful in this role, here's what you need:

  • Experience managing a country or regional portfolio including the acquisition and management of complex grants within the international development sector
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proven strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of programme quality (preferred)


Here's what you get:

  • A competitive salary in the NFP sector, including medical and life insurance
  • Flexibility to work from home for part of the week 
  • Additional leave options available
  • A fun, positive, values-based team environment


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. It would be a plus if you are a candidate who has lived or worked in a Pacific context, and we are open to flexible or remote-working.


For a copy of the position description, please email


Applications close 26 September 2021

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  • Location
    Auckland, Penrose
  • Department
    International Partnerships
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor