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If you want to be one of the driving forces behind the elimination of new HIV transmissions in New Zealand by 2025, then we are the workplace for you.

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has been at the forefront of HIV prevention in Aotearoa for the past 30 years.

With the same passion as those who have come before us, we’re continuing to work hard to prevent HIV transmission, reduce stigma, and maximise the wellbeing of those most affected.  Through our community engagement, behaviour-change marketing campaigns, testing, and therapeutic support services, we reach people across the country.

The NZAF offers the chance to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, and driven team that is committed to biculturalism and is an equal opportunities employer. The NZAF serves all people regardless of sexual and gender identity, age, background, or religious belief.

Below are our six current vacancies: 



Assistant Services and Outreach Manager (Wellington) - Full time 37.5 hours

Are you a passionate health promotion or service leader?

This is a diverse role working with all facets of health promotion and service delivery. One day you will be designing a new service initiative that makes PrEP or testing easier to access, the next you’ll be overseeing education events that help GPs and other health workers better understand the unique needs of our communities.

It's also a newly created role that will be building a new team following organisational change, so you'll have an opportunity to shape how it looks.

The Services and Outreach Team contributes to NZAF’s work in the areas of developing individual skills, building the strength of communities, and enhancing the capacity of the health system workforce to meet the needs of those we serve. The team achieves this through the provision of HIV and STI testing and support, counselling services, peer-led group programmes and education. We deliver programmes and services from our three offices and we also partner with like-minded organisations to maximise the impact of our work.  

The Assistant Services and Outreach Manager will:

  • Support the Services and Outreach Manager in the development and delivery of NZAF services and outreach plans across New Zealand
  • Actively guide, support, and develop their teams to ensure team members flourish and work achieves tangible outcomes
  • Champion client-centred service/programme design and finding new ways of working to achieve greater impact
  • Work closely with the Services and Outreach Manager to develop and maintain a range of strategic relationships that support NZAFs services and outreach work.

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification in at least one of: Health Promotion, Health or Social Care Management, Population/Public Health, Community Work or Community Development. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a tertiary qualification.
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Experience managing the delivery of a health service or health promotion programme
  • Experience working with, understanding of, or commitment to, gay and bisexual men
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of NZAF’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • Be part of NZ’s largest community organisation serving gay and bisexual men and other key groups
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary between $86,264 - $95,849 per annum
  • Get to make a real difference to our community
  • Professional leadership development opportunities

To apply, please fill out and submit the form linked below by 11pm, Sunday 06 December 2020.

You will need to attach:

  • A covering letter addressed to Alex Anderson
  • Your CV
  • A copy of photo ID


Office Administrator (Wellington) - Part-time 30 hours

Are you an administration superstar and want to help us eliminate HIV transmissions in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025? We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in customer service, who has a real desire to create a welcoming space for those most affected by HIV, particularly gay and bisexual men (GBM), who access our HIV & STI testing and counselling services.

About the role:

This is a rare opportunity to bring your passion for customer service and administrative support to a leading and well-respected health and community centre that has a strong focus on the health needs of gay and bisexual men.

You will be responsible for creating a welcoming environment for people engaging with NZAF Āwhina Centre, one that is comfortable, safe and inclusive for our priority populations, particularly GBM.  You will also be required to deliver general administrative duties to help support the Āwhina team, and other NZAF administrators to meet operational deliverables and goals.

About you:

Don’t know if you have the skills required to be an office administrator at NZAF Āwhina Centre?  Don’t worry we’ve got that covered; we provide full training on the key tasks related to this role.

You will however:

  • Have highly developed administration and communication skills with a keen eye for detail and process
  • Be able to create and deliver a welcoming environment that is comfortable, safe and inclusive for our priority populations, particularly GBM
  • Answer queries and providing information on NZAF services, including those provided by contractors and where appropriate provide referral links for those needing additional or alternative support.
  • Have a keen sense of urgency, the ability to prioritise and multitask the key facets of work across your working day.
  • You will have a high level or resilience that allows you to engage and complete varied sensitive pieces of work supporting the client journey within the NZAF health services.
  • Maintain excellent client data records in our database system.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism across all work especially regarding confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new internal and external stakeholders/suppliers.
  • Disseminate accurate information about NZAF by developing familiarity with NZAF strategy including HIV prevention work and supporting those most affected by HIV in Aotearoa.
  • Help support the NZAF Āwhina centre and other NZAF staff to deliver an effective and client-centred service
  • Be able to work independently and be open to flexible working hours if the business requires

NZAF offers a competitive compensation package with a salary range from $43,026 - $46,515 as a salary pro-rata.

To apply, please fill out and submit the form linked below by 11pm, Sunday 06 December 2020.

You will need to attach:

  • A covering letter addressed to Alex Anderson
  • Your CV
  • A copy of photo ID


Senior Services and Outreach Coordinator. Three positions: Auckland (37.5 hours), Wellington (37.5 hours) & Christchurch (30 hours) 

Are you a passionate health promoter or project manager?

The Senior Services and Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Lead the development of key projects that have a strong focus on the health needs of gay and bisexual men, including mentoring and supervising staff
  • Provide client-centred HIV & STI testing services, including remote support to clients self-testing and peer advice/information in response to client queries
  • Deliver quality education to communities and healthcare workers that makes a real difference

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification or technical training in at least one of: Health Promotion, Project Management, Population/Public Health, Community Work, Community Development or Allied Health. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a tertiary qualification.
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of health service or health promotion projects
  • Experience working with, understanding of, or commitment to, gay and bisexual men
  • Experience in customer service with a strong client-centred approach
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted by HIV in New Zealand.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the principles of confidentiality and ethical practice within a health setting.
  • Experience holding key relationships with stakeholders to support programmes and activities

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of NZAF’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary between $66,981 - $74,423 per annum (pro-rated in Christchurch)
  • Be part of NZ’s largest community organisation serving gay and bisexual men and other key groups
  • Get to make a real difference to our community
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, please fill out and submit the form linked below by 11pm, Sunday 06 December 2020.

You will need to attach:

  • A covering letter addressed to Alex Anderson
  • Your CV
  • A copy of photo ID


Services and Outreach Coordinator: Christchurch (Part-time 30 hours) 

Are you a passionate health promoter or community change-maker?

The Services and Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Provide client-centred HIV & STI testing services, with a particular focus on gay and bisexual men.
  • Deliver quality education to communities and healthcare workers that makes a real difference
  • Support the delivery of group programmes that provide social connection or support participants to develop personal skills.
  • Coordinate with community venues and other organisations to increase the reach of NZAF services, education messages and resources

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification or technical training in at least one of: Health Promotion, Population/Public Health, Community Work, Community Development or Allied Health. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a tertiary qualification.
  • Experience developing and implementing health service or health promotion projects
  • Experience working with, understanding of, or commitment to, gay and bisexual men
  • Experience in customer service with a strong client-centred approach
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the diverse groups impacted by HIV in New Zealand.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the principles of confidentiality and ethical practice within a health setting.
  • Experience holding key relationships with stakeholders to support programmes and activities

While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of NZAF’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary between $61,385 - $68,208 per annum
  • Be part of NZ’s largest community organisation serving gay and bisexual men and other key groups
  • Get to make a real difference to our community
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, please fill out and submit the form linked below by 11pm, Sunday 06 December 2020.

You will need to attach:

  • A covering letter addressed to Alex Anderson
  • Your CV
  • A copy of photo ID

Nothing here? This means we currently have all the wonderful people we need to tackle HIV stigma, promote prevention tools and advocate for the rights and well-being of people living with HIV. Check back regularly to find your next opportunity to be a part of our amazing team.

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