MEAL and Capacity Manager

Applications close 5th November 2021

About Us


Mā te whakaruruhau hei whakamana ~ Through shelter we empower


Habitat for Humanity New Zealand (HFHNZ) is a charity working throughout NZ and the Pacific to build stability, strength and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live; its mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

The international programme team within Habitat for Humanity New Zealand lead the organisation’s International Development and Humanitarian programming in the Pacific. We work closely with Pacific partners to implement these programmes on the ground. Working through our International Theory of Change we programme across three inter-connected spheres: Community, Sector and Societal. This enables us to impact systemic issues in the housing ecosystem that are contributing to inadequate housing.

About the role

This is an exciting time to be joining the team as we begin to work in a new and exciting way. We have a new five-year programmatic approach to our work in the Pacific that we are just beginning to roll out, which is backed by a new theory of change.

You will be joining a collegial, capable and motivated team who love their work and are great at what they do. As the MEAL and Capacity Manager, you’ll lead and support the development and implementation of HFHNZ’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework, ensuring the organisation meets the reporting needs of internal and external key stakeholders in Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. You’ll also develop and lead the implementation of Capacity building plans with each local partner agency. The role will also support the organisation’s humanitarian response as required. Some overseas travel may be required.

About you:

We’re looking for someone with all or some of the following;

• A masters or tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. development studies, international relations, statistics, public health or education)
• 3+ years of experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation of analysed data and report writing.
• Experience in development and implementation of monitoring and reporting frameworks in an international development context.
• Expertise in capacity development support with Pacific NGOs.
• Experience in managing and writing reporting for Government Funders.
• Sound understanding of best-practice standards in International Development.
• High-level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage, support and inspire others.
• Strong relationship management skills, particularly in a Pacific Context and the ability to facilitate positive outcomes where multiple interests are at stake.
• Experience working or living in a Pacific Islands country.
• Ability to speak a Pacific language and/or cultural competence, especially working with Māori, Pacific, and internationally based partners.
• A skilled organiser, with an ability to handle competing priorities and multiple deadlines.
• Competent computer use.
• Experience working in a high-pressure environment.


In return, we offer:

• A capable, motivated and supportive team environment.
• Great connection with local, passionate partners in the Pacific, doing inspiring work in their countries.
• Flexibility with location/hours of work may be available for the right candidate

How to apply

To discuss this opportunity in confidence please contact Elke on 021802213.


Please apply via SEEK (https://www.seek.co.nz/job/53945863?type=standout#searchRequestToken=ff9cfe63-
6344-4d3f-b3f9-74a0f15ec392
), including a cover letter outlining why you’re interested in this role and working
for HFHNZ.