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Bid and Grant Writer , NZ (Casual)

Job No: HOSTNZ04
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 Bid and Grant Writer will report to the Chief Executive, NZ and is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic winning proposals and tenders for new projects on behalf of HOST International New Zealand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate tender responses and grant applications with internal staff and/or external stakeholders;
  • Researching, writing and editing tender responses and grant applications;
  • Networking in the sector to develop content;
  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive, NZ to ensure effective and timely submissions of tenders and grants; and
  • Recording and maintaining all documentation (i.e. certificates, compliance letters, licenses etc).

Selection Criteria:


  • 3 plus years’ experience in grant writing, preparing applications for submission, tender responses and/or other professional documents;
  • Understanding of the resettlement funding environment for NFPs in New Zealand;
  • Highly developed organisational skills and an ability to multi-task and set priorities;
  • 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
  • Ability to be innovative and responsive.


  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline; 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; and
  • Flexible working arrangements.

It is a requirement that all applicants meet the following: 

  • Have the right to work in New Zealand;
  • A National Police Check; 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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