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Featured Positions

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Web Development Adviser (3487)


Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service use a web presence to generate interest and funding, to enable a trial of the Payments for Environmental Services system. For this assignment we are... View full listing

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Tourism e-Marketing Adviser (3468)


Samoa Economic Development Long Term (18 months)

Support the Savai’i Samoa Tourism Association to grow business through improved e-Marketing, online booking and customer service skills. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Significant experience in tourism and/or hospitality marketing... View full listing


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Communications & Technical Adviser (3284)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Papua New Guinea Education Long Term (1 year)

Assist with the production of high quality educational resources for the National Fisheries College. The volunteer will work with NFC to source and install audio visual equipment to produce and publish educational materials, and...
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Livestock & Farm Marketing Adviser (3366)

Closing 16 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 16 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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Teacher (3340)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Bougainville Institute of Business and Technology to provide high-quality education for students. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A teaching qualification (secondary) and teaching experience in English,...
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Infrastructure Adviser (3279)

Closing 16 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 16 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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Business Adviser (3338)

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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. Strengthen the capacity of the Office of the Registrar of...
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Sign Language Training Adviser (3364)

Closing 16 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 16 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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Communications Adviser, Marshall Islands (3418)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

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

Work to increase the profile of the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA). The volunteer will assist MIMRA staff to develop a communications strategy including the use of social media.  The volunteer will also...
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Market Adviser (3155)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

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 16 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 16 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 16 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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Business Development Adviser (3435)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Poutasi Development Trust to effectively carry out business activities. For this assignment we are looking for someone with a qualification in business management (or with relevant experience) and with significant experience in...
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Economic Development Adviser, Myanmar (3313)

Closing 16 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)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

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 16 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 16 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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School Leader Mentors (3233)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

We are recruiting for two to three School Leader Mentor positions to work with teachers and principals in rural provinces in the Solomon Islands. We will be recruiting for Choiseul first, followed by...
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Women in Business Adviser (3299)

Closing 16 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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Geo-environmental Engineer (3464)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Vanuatu Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Luganville Municipal Council to develop a landfill site. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: 5 + years experience in Geotechnical Engineering Geo Environmental/Civil Engineering qualification Experience in landfill...
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Business and Marketing Development Adviser (3337)

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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 16 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 16 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 16 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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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service use a web presence to generate interest and funding, to enable a trial of the Payments for Environmental Services system. For this assignment we are...
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Tourism e-Marketing Adviser (3468)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (18 months)

Support the Savai’i Samoa Tourism Association to grow business through improved e-Marketing, online booking and customer service skills. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Significant experience in tourism and/or hospitality marketing...
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Information Technology Adviser (3282)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (1 year)

Support the Isabel Provincial Government and its divisions to review IT systems. This is a one year assignment based in Buala.
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Partnerships Development Adviser (3494)

Closing 16 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 16 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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Climate Change Programme Officer, UN Women (3489)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist UN Women to develop the Fiji Multi-Country Office in the areas of climate change and disaster risk reduction. This is a two year assignment based in Suva.  
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Finance and Administration Adviser (3469)

Closing 16 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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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 16 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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Finance and Investment Adviser (3152)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Bougainville Governance Short Term (3 - 6 months)

The Bougainville Internal Investment Bureau (BIIB) works to ensure that the many proposed investments from outside the country are rigorously assessed, to guarantee the best outcome for Bougainville’s development. The Finance and Investment Adviser...
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Legal Advisers (2) (3227)

Closing 16 Nov 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

Provide legal advice and promote good governance to strengthen the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening in the Solomon Islands. The volunteer will provide advice and assistance to ensure Provincial Governments undertake their...
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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 16 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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