• Organisation: The Hunger Project New Zealand (THPNZ)
  • Location of applicants: National
  • Duration of appointment: 3 years
  • Time commitment: Average 15-20 hours per month
  • Remuneration: Volunteer
  • Application closing date: 31 July 2019


The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-religious, non-profit organisation working to end world hunger. We believe that hunger can end, and our generation is the one that can eliminate it once and for all. In our ‘Programme Countries’ across Africa, South Asia and Latin America, THP empowers people to lead lives of self- reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children. We believe people who currently live in poverty are not the problem – they are the solution. The role of ‘Partner Countries’, such as New Zealand, is to raise awareness and fundraise.

For hunger to end we all have a part to play - governments, business, society, and people like you.

The Hunger Project New Zealand (THPNZ), is well positioned to leverage the work of others, especially the strong brand of THP Australia, and grow our networks, partnerships and impact. We seek to inspire actions that expedite the end of hunger by partnering with individuals, communities and corporate organisation. Our short-term priorities are building solid foundations for growth and expanding networks and partnerships towards increased fundraising and investment in our Programme Countries.


We are seeking a new Trustee to join our Board of committed and passionate Trustees. Specifically, we need a qualified and experienced lawyer to support the organisation as it transitions from a traditional charity model to a social enterprise.

The role will appeal to anyone passionate about making a difference locally and globally, and meaningfully contributing their time, skills, energy and networks to the end of hunger through empowerment of people, transformational leadership and self-reliant strategies. You’ll have an expansive, proactive and courageous mindset, see the opportunity and have a willingness to drive growth in New Zealand.

The experience and skills we are seeking from new Trustee includes:

  • A qualified and experienced lawyer, preferably in practice or retired, and
  • Prior governance experience in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand


As a guide, we expect an average time commitment of 15 – 20 hours each month. Board meetings are held every second month in Auckland; however, we can facilitate remote participation via technology. Other likely commitments include leveraging Trustees specific skills and expertise to actively participate in the relevant sub-committee – being the Audit, Risk and Compliance committee. 

We anticipate the roles starting from September 2019 for an initial term of three years.


  1. If this opportunity is of interest but you wish to learn more, please contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees – Paula ter Brake on 021 581 558.

  2. Send your Governance CV and cover letter to

  3. Successful applicants will be invited to interview with the Chair and a Trustee