Pacific Portfolio Manager

International Partnerships · Auckland, Auckland
Department International Partnerships
Employment Type Full-Time

    World Vision New Zealand is the largest international humanitarian organisation in New Zealand, employing 80 staff and a large volunteer base. 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. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness, our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

    An exciting new role has become available for a Pacific Portfolio Manager. In the Pacific World Vision works in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea with a focus on Child Protection, Livelihoods and Agriculture, Youth Empowerment, addressing Gender Based Violence and Health and Nutrition


    Our main donor is the New Zealand Aid Programme and we also manage other UN and private grants for development programmes/projects and humanitarian response.


    The purpose of this position is to support effective grants acquisition and management in the Pacific and Timor Leste, provide technical grants support within WVNZ, lead relationships with specific World Vision country offices, manage relationships with key donors including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and make a substantive contribution to the wider work of World Vision as a member of the International Partnerships Team.


    If that wasn't enough, you'll need to buy into our identity and be passionate about helping us to achieve it. So, if you think you can do all that, we need to hear from you!

    Responsibilities are outlined on the job description; but here's what you'll need to have:

    • At least 3 years’ experience in the management of international community development and/or emergency projects/programmes (preferably in the Pacific)
    • Degree in a relevant discipline - development studies, human rights, social sciences, etc.
    • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders (including government, private and institutional donors and World Vision Country Offices)
    • Experience in providing technical expertise to internal stakeholders, policy and practise
    • Proven strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and align strategies and policies with an organisation’s strategic direction and needs
    • Experience in negotiating and managing partnerships for development or wellbeing outcomes
    • A commitment to the mission, core values and culture of World Vision NZ
    • A willingness to travel domestically and international (up to 30%) when needed.

    We particularly welcome applicants with specific experience in either or both Papua New Guinea and/or the Solomon Islands, and the ability to contribute expertise in agriculture, livelihood and/or nutrition programming.


    This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference in vulnerable children's lives around the world. World Vision is committed to developing its people at all levels and to being an employer of choice within the charity sector and the international community for vulnerable children.

    Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

    For a copy of the job description, please email


    Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness;

    Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

    Thank You

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    • Location
      Auckland, Auckland
    • Department
      International Partnerships
    • Employment Type