Do you want to use your skills for good? We are recruiting for our Board of Directors!

Do you want to use your skills for good? We are recruiting for our Board of Directors!

ChildFund New Zealand is an independent international development organisation with an annual operating budget of approximately $13M supporting children and their communities in projects located in the Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Zambia. It has a Negotiated Partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

ChildFund New Zealand is also a member of the ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 12 child-focused development organisations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families, and communities. We help over 23 million children and their families in 70 countries to overcome poverty and the underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. The annual global investment by the ChildFund Alliance exceeds US$550 million.

As a result of normal Board rotation, we are seeking two highly skilled governance leaders to join our diverse and highly committed Board.  We have a commitment to gender equity on our Board and encourage qualified women to apply.

Our vision is a world in which all children and youth thrive; enjoy their rights and achieve their full potential.  We believe in partnerships; we are a diverse and high performing team of highly skilled and motivated individuals; we challenge our boundaries; and we do the right thing, not the easy thing.

We continue to invest in partnerships, and work alongside communities, to co-design long term development roadmaps to drive impact in health, education, child protection, water and sanitation and livelihood, which ultimately result in each community’s independence. Like most sectors, INGO sector and the traditional fundraising model is facing disruptions. Our focus remains on creating impact while pushing ourselves to innovate and take measured steps towards impact financing and social enterprise activities.

    To complement our governance team, we are seeking persons with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Financial, Accounting, Audit & Risk (must be CA qualified).
    • Digital & data management governance with a focus on marketing, customer engagement and brand management.
    A willingness to grow your understanding of impact investment, and support Childfund’s strategy for developing innovative, entrepreneurial financing mechanisms, are qualities that we seek.  

      If you have a passion for children and want to make a difference as an individual and as part of a committed team, then we would love to hear from you.  Please click here to apply and submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter that outlines your reasons for wanting to join our Board . 

      All applications will be acknowledged by email and must be submitted by 12pm noon on 10 May 2021

      Questions may be directed to Sharon Searle of SmS Consulting (2018) Limited, Email:, Mobile: 021 610 384. 

      Applicants must be living within New Zealand.

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