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Featured Positions

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Marketing Adviser (3527)


Samoa Community Development Long Term (Two years)

Work with the Pacific Water and Waste Association (PWWA) to promote its work through marketing activities. The Marketing Adviser will review and implement new marketing strategies, procedures and policies and will provide training to... View full listing

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Rural Development Adviser (Agriculture) (3424)


New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year, with the possibility of being extended)

Work with Save the Children International in Nepal to support farmers and youth in developing agriculture and livelihood opportunities. The volunteer will be supporting the project ‘Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal... View full listing


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Finance Training Adviser (3442)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Communications Adviser, Marshall Islands (3418)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Papua New Guinea Education Short Term (6+ months)

Support staff at PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) to provide quality teaching programmes to students.  The Lecturer – Animal Sciences will be reviewing the animal science and animal production programmes at...
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Marketing Adviser (3527)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Samoa Community Development Long Term (Two years)

Work with the Pacific Water and Waste Association (PWWA) to promote its work through marketing activities. The Marketing Adviser will review and implement new marketing strategies, procedures and policies and will provide training to...
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Project Management Adviser (3498)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with Empreza Di’ak to develop organisational and management systems. The Project Management Adviser will engage staff in the development of organisational and management systems for the Good Business and Community Center (GBCC) and...
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Operations Adviser (3435)

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Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

  *This assignment is on hold.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.*    
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Rural Development Adviser (Agriculture) (3424)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (1 year, with the possibility of being extended)

Work with Save the Children International in Nepal to support farmers and youth in developing agriculture and livelihood opportunities. The volunteer will be supporting the project ‘Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal...
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Tourism Business Development Adviser (3372)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 Years)

Work with the Department of Tourism to strengthen and develop the local tourism industry. The tourism business development adviser will train and mentor Ni-Vanuatu in business skills and will develop a range of promotional...
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Marketing Adviser (3522)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Samoa Hotels Association (SHA) to raise their profile and effectively market their products and services. The Samoa Hotels Association (SHA) is a non-government industry association of members who share common interests and...
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Horticulture Adviser (3266)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Advocacy and Communications Adviser (3519)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Solomon Islands Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) to increase their profile and raise public awareness of its work through strong advocacy and the production of quality communications materials. The Advocacy and Communications Adviser will...
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Early Childhood Education & Management Adviser (3367)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Bougainville Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with Callan Services’ centres to run efficiently, enabling the promotion of early intervention education and disability services for disabled persons in Bougainville. The Early Childhood Education and Management adviser will work with Callan...
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Livestock & Farm Marketing Adviser (3366)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Tobacco Control Policy Adviser (3532)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Tokelau Health Short Term (Four months)

Work with the Tokelau Health Department to reduce smoking prevalence. The Tokelau government have identified reducing the tobacco smoking prevalence as one of their key health objectives. The adult smoking prevalence in Tokelau is...
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Business Coach/Mentor (3523)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Solomon Islands Economic Development Short Term (3 months)

Support staff at the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) to deliver mentoring to small and medium sized enterprises (SME). The Business Coach will be developing a mentoring programme for SISBEC staff to...
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Infrastructure Adviser (3279)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Strategic Planning and Policy Adviser, Cook Islands (3515)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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

Support Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) to improve strategic planning and policy development capability. The Strategic Planning and Policy Adviser will be working with ICI to develop a 5 year plan that enhances government processes....
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Legal Adviser (3238)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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 15 Mar 2015

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 15 Mar 2015

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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Small Business Management Adviser (3492)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Vanuatu Economic Development Short Term (6 months)

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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Commercial Fishing Trainer (3410)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Legal Adviser(s) (3125)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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 Legal Adviser(s) will provide advice and assistance to ensure Provincial Governments undertake...
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Women in Business Adviser (3299)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Gender, Budgets and Planning Officer, UN Women (3147)

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Vanuatu Governance Long Term (Two years)

*This assignment is no longer under recruitment. Apologies for any inconvenience caused* 
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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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 15 Mar 2015

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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Horticulture Business Adviser (3445)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Financial Adviser (3520)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Papua New Guinea Education Short Term (3-6 months)

Support the National Fisheries College (NFC) to strengthen their financial systems. The Financial Adviser will ensure that NFC has sound financial systems in place and will work with NFC programme leaders to produce budgets...
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Communications Adviser (3507)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

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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Policy Development Adviser (3416)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Timor-Leste Governance Long Term (2 years)

  *This assignment is on hold.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.* 
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School Management Adviser (3493)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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School Leader Mentor (1926)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

We are recruiting for a School Leader Mentor to work with teachers and principals in rural provinces in the Solomon Islands. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is mandated to oversee,...
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Business Adviser (3339)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Office of the Registrar of Co-operatives and Business Development Services (ORCBDS) to strengthen business activities in rural areas of Vanuatu. The Business Adviser will be developing business training activities with the...
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Finance Mentor (3516)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support CC Business Solutions Lda to strengthen the capacity of local non-government organisations and smalls businesses. For this assignment we are looking for: A qualified accountant A minimum of 5 years accounting/financial experience...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with Ramoaina Technical High School to effectively manage their agriculture centre. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience of managing and operating small to medium size enterprises Agricultural experience...
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Management Adviser (3512)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Papua New Guinea Education Long Term (2 years)

Support Callan Services to efficiently manage special education centres. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Management experience in an appropriate setting including developing and implementing strategic and operational plans Financial management...
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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Communications & Technical Adviser (3284)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Business Development Adviser (3518)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (18 months)

Work with the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) Business Centre to provide sustainable business opportunities to youth. The Business Development Adviser will support TNYC to mentor youth to develop sustainable social enterprises. The volunteer will...
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Technical Assistant – Lecture Methods & Student Assessments (3510)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Solomon Islands Education Short Term (1 month)

Support academic staff at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) to provide quality teaching services. The Technical Assistant will be evaluating current teaching and assessment methods at SINU. The Volunteer will be planning and delivering...
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IT Adviser (3521)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

Papua New Guinea Education Long Term (Two Years)

Work with Gaulim Teachers College to develop their delivery and use of IT in college activities.  Gaulim Teachers’ College (GTC) is a rural primary teacher training college in East New Britain. GTC has identified...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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Education Authority Advisers (3231)

Closing 15 Mar 2015

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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