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Cultural Advisor, NZ

Job No: HOSTNZ03
Location: Wellington, NZ

HOST International is a growing not-for-profit organisation aimed at providing direct relief and strategic support services to improve the livelihoods of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people throughout the world.

Through strengths based and trauma informed approaches we provide education and support services to improve the livelihoods and independence of refugees and asylum seekers whilst assisting host countries to integrate them into the general community. Creating and maintaining humanity, hope and dignity is at the core of our work with displaced people and host countries.

HOST seeks to promote innovation and integrity in all aspects of our work whilst promoting diversity and cooperation among the people and communities that we work with.


The Cultural Advisor will report to the Chief Executive, NZ and is responsible for supporting the development of working relationships with relevant communities and ensuring that all HOST service provision in New Zealand is provided with cultural considerations.

The role will be subject to ongoing funding and will be a fixed-term contract up until 18 December 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build linkages between Iwi and refugee background communities;
  • Contribute cultural expertise to the design and implementation of new services;
  • Build and foster relationships with stakeholders, other relevant individuals, groups or organisations; and
  • Provide cultural competency training as and when required.

Selection Criteria:


  • Cultural competency and multi-lingual skills in two or more languages;
  • Be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • High level written, verbal and electronic communication skills;
  • A positive attitude, energy and enthusiasm and ability to work in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision;
  • Confidence to confidently navigate new computer systems and an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • Awareness of the community, cultural and political context.


  • Strong Iwi networks and prior expertise building linkages between Iwi and other communities;
  • Tertiary qualifications in community development and/or equivalent; and
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit context.

You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to an energetic workplace that’s filled with inspiring and motivated people.


In return for your sought-after skills and experience, HOST offers the following benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience;
  • Flexible working arrangements; and
  • Study and professional development days.

It is a requirement that all applicants meet the following: 

  • Have the right to work in New Zealand;
  • A National Police Check;
  • Working With Children Check clearance; and
  • Agree to social media screening as part of pre-employment checks.


If you meet the above criteria, apply now by attaching your resume and cover letter. 

Please direct all inquiries to 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11pm, Friday 1 March 2019.

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