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Featured Positions

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Communications Adviser (3507)


Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Honiara City Council (HCC) to strengthen the Development Communications Bureau (the Bureau) and promote public participation, transparency and accountability in city governance. The Communications Adviser will work with HCC staff to develop... View full listing

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Project Management Adviser (3498)


Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Empreza Di’ak to develop organisational and management systems. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A qualification in project management, small business management, organisational management, or equivalent practical experience A... View full listing


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Livestock & Farm Marketing Adviser (3366)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Rotokas Fresh Produce Group (RFPG) to produce quality agricultural products to sell in markets around Bougainville. The Rotokas area produces high quality fresh produce and has a climatic and local advantage growing...
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Business Adviser (3339)

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Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives and Business Development Services to promote sustainable business growth in rural areas of Vanuatu. This is a two year assignment based in Ambae.
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Finance Training Adviser (3442)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build the capacity of Vanuatu’s private sector. We are looking for someone with: Qualifications and experience working in the areas of Accounting, Finance...
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Infrastructure Adviser (3279)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the planning and delivery of education infrastructure projects to improve the access, management and quality of education in the Solomon Islands. The Infrastructure Adviser will work with the Ministry of Education and Human...
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Legal Adviser (3238)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Support the Honiara City Council (HCC) to strengthen local legal processes. The volunteer will provide advice to the HCC staff, in current tenancy and land disputes, legal disputes, and policy development. We are seeking...
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Sign Language Training Adviser (3364)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Sanma Frangipani Association to support people with disabilities to achieve maximum independence. The Sign Language Training Adviser will work with staff to research and write training modules for the Vanuatu...
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Marine Engineering Training Instructor (3333)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Kiribati Education Long Term (2 years)

Support  the Marine Training Centre (MTC) to develop and deliver Marine Engineer Officer courses. MTC is a government education institution that sits under the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development. MTC provides training...
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Market Adviser (3155)

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Vanuatu Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Agriculture Research & Technical Centre (VARTC) to identify market opportunities. Work with VARTC to identify potential diversification from copra, and added value for coconut products for small scale coconut farmers...
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Horticulture Adviser (3266)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Nishi Foundation to improve yields and quality of field crops to increase incomes of Tongan Farmers. The Nishi Foundation is a not-for-profit private organisation established initially to promote health and nutrition among...
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Commercial Fishing Trainer (3410)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 - 2 years)

Support the National Fisheries College to ensure training vessels and fishing training equipment are maintained to a high standard, facilitating the delivery of practical fishing activities to students.  For this assignment we are looking...
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Office Management Adviser (3097)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the further development of office administration and financial systems for Farmers Samoa Incorporated . This is a 1 year assignment based in Apia.
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Economic Development Adviser, Myanmar (3313)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with World Vision to implement an economic and environmental livelihoods project. The Economic Development Adviser will assist World Vision Myanmar (WVM) with value chain analysis and development for goat, plum and groundnut value...
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Tourism Business Development Adviser (3372)

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Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 Years)

Work with the Department of Tourism to strengthen and develop the local tourism industry. The volunteer will work alongside the tourism operators of Vanuatu, providing training workshops and business development support. This is a 2...
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Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser (3424)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with Save the Children in Nepal on their "Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal through livelihoods and social protection" project. The Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser will help to develop the livelihoods...
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Landscaping Adviser (3480)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Samoa Environment Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Samoa Tourist Authority (STA) to increase the positive profile of Samoa as a safe tourism and conference destination. The Landscaper will assist in ensuring the public spaces on Upolu and Savai’i...
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Women in Business Adviser (3299)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) to effectively support its members. The Women in Business Adviser will work with SIWIBA staff to establish a baseline for member planning and...
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Business and Marketing Development Adviser (3337)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour (MCTL) to develop the local pearl industry. One of the primary goals of MCTL is to improve the quality of life for Tongan citizens...
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Technical Adviser (Natural Resources) (3276)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the development of resources at The School of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Solomon Islands National University. The volunteer will work with local staff to source appropriate technical software for the school and...
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Gender, Budgets and Planning Officer, UN Women (3147)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Governance Long Term (Two years)

Work with UN Women to assist with the planning and implementation of new budgets to support the Gender Justice Programme. The Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific (AGJP) programme addresses women’s political participation, gender...
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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 year)

Support the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening with the implementation of infrastructure projects. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A degree in Quantity Surveying with three years' work experience...
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Partnerships Development Adviser (3494)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa to form partnerships generating investment in research and development activities. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: - A tertiary degree in marketing or business -...
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Scholarships Policy and Management Adviser (3488)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Training and Scholarships Coordination Unit to implement policy and provide services to offer educational opportunities to young people. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Proven capacity in policy...
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Finance and Administration Adviser (3469)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support Belun to improve existing financial and administration systems. This is a one year assignment based in Dili.  
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Social Media Marketing Adviser (3241)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Long Term (1 year)

Support the Vanuatu Tourism Office to improve the desirability and accessibility of Vanuatu as a tourism destination, using social media and web based marketing initiatives. For this assignment the Tourism Marketing Adviser will work with...
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Micro-Business Adviser (3496)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Empreza Di’ak to promote the development and growth of social businesses/micro-businesses. The volunteer will work with Empreza Di’ak staff to identify and, develop and strengthen micro-businesses. The volunteer will also support project...
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Horticulture Business Adviser (3445)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Josephina Farm to strengthen business and marketing practice. The Horticulture Business Adviser will support staff to ensure financial and business systems are in place, as well as establishing marketing processes. The volunteer will...
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Business Adviser (3490)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) to improve business capability and promote sustainable economic growth. The Business Adviser will work with TBEC to provide business advice and mentoring services.  The volunteer will also support...
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Communications Adviser (3507)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Honiara City Council (HCC) to strengthen the Development Communications Bureau (the Bureau) and promote public participation, transparency and accountability in city governance. The Communications Adviser will work with HCC staff to develop...
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Project Management Adviser (3498)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Empreza Di’ak to develop organisational and management systems. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A qualification in project management, small business management, organisational management, or equivalent practical experience A...
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Small Business Management Adviser (3492)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) to effectively manage small businesses. The volunteer will work with ACOM staff to assess training needs and maintenance for businesses.  The volunteer will also work with ACOM...
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Literacy Programme Adviser (3486)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) to improve literacy and numeracy standards. The Literacy Programme Adviser will work with ACOM staff to implement a pilot literacy project.  The volunteer will also assist...
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School Management Adviser (3493)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the Anglican Church of Melanesia to strengthen the capacity of schools and rural training centres. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A qualification in education / teaching Substantial practical...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Strengthen the labour-based contracting industry in the Solomon Islands to provide economic opportunities for rural communities. This role involves working with local labour-based contractors to improve their roading skills, and provide support in all areas...
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Urban Planning Adviser (3130)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support sustainable urban development in Kimbe. The Urban Planning Adviser will work in consultation with the Provincial Administration, the urban authority, and local planners to review existing plans for Kimbe town and make suggestions...
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Education Authority Advisers (3231)

Closing 30 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Strengthen educational practices in the Solomon Islands. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is mandated to oversee, lead and develop educational services in the Solomon Islands. Education Authorities receive operational grants...
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