Bob Carter has been named coach of the New Zealand Women's team with a contract that will take him up to the end of 2021 Women's World Cup on home soil.

Carter, who has twice been assistant coach to the men's team, replaces Haidee Tiffen, who stood down from the tour of Australia earlier this year following a review that was put in place after New Zealand's disappointing T20 World Cup, before deciding not to reapply for her position.

Carter initially took temporary charge of the team on the Australia tour. He will now work on preparing for the home season, which involves a visit by South Africa ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

"I see a lot of potential in this particular group of cricketers,'' Carter said. "We have a good blend of youth and experience that we can build from and I feel very positive about this next chapter of White Ferns cricket.

"It's an exciting time to come on board with two big world tournaments on the horizon. We have a number of senior players who have been performing at the top of the international game and remain committed to working hard in bringing success. With two ICC World Cups coming up and the women's game growing at all levels, it's a great time to be involved."

NZ's head of high performance Bryan Stronach said that a number of candidates had been interviewed for the position with the process involving representatives from the players.

"We're delighted to have Bob signed on and working with our top female cricketers," he said. "The recent Women's MOU has been a good development for the women's game but with the added funding and support comes an added professional responsibility. The players have endorsed Bob as a coach and enjoyed working with him in Australia."