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Featured Positions

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)


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... View full listing

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Pre-school Assessment Adviser (3248)


Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the Vanuatu Ministry of Education to improve the development of Early Childhood Care and Education in Vanuatu. The volunteer will assist coordinators and teachers to improve the monitoring, assessment and mentoring of work. This... View full listing

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Business Development Adviser (3435)


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... View full listing


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Communications & Technical Adviser (3284)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 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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Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (3310)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Solomon Islands Health Long Term (1 year)

Work with the National Medical Stores to ensure that reproductive health commodities are delivered efficiently. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Relevant qualifications in Health/Allied Science, Public Health, Pharmacy or...
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Business Adviser (3339)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

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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Family Planning & Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist (3420)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Kiribati Health Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Kiribati Family Health Association to increase access to high quality family planning services in both Tarawa and the outer islands. You will need: To be a Registered Nurse, Community Health...
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Urban Planner (3325)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Honiara City Council (HCC) to effectively manage and improve the urban environment in Honiara. HCC is a local government unit and serves as the administrative, educational and economic centre of...
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Agricultural Adviser (3153)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Agricultural Research & Technical Centre (VARTC) to increase economic development. The volunteer will assist VARTC to develop drying techniques for copra. For this role we are looking for someone with...
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Finance Training Adviser (3442)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 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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Early Childhood Education & Management Adviser (3367)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

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. This is a two year assignment based in Buka.
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Infrastructure Adviser (3279)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Technical Adviser (Natural Resources) (3276)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Legal Adviser (3238)

Closing 21 Sep 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)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

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 21 Sep 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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Legal Adviser(s) (3125)

Closing 21 Sep 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 Legal Adviser(s) will provide advice and assistance to ensure Provincial Governments undertake...
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Marine Engineering Training Instructor (3333)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Business and Marketing Development Adviser (3337)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Office Management Adviser (3097)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Communications Adviser, Marshall Islands (3418)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 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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Economic Development Adviser, Myanmar (3313)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Geotechnical Adviser (3309)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Vanuatu Environment Long Term (2 years)

Assist the government of Vanuatu, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, to support geothermal development. This is a two year assignment based in Port Vila.
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Gender, Budgets and Planning Officer, UN Women (3147)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Commercial Fishing Trainer (3410)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Geo-environmental Engineer (3464)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Pre-school Assessment Adviser (3248)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the Vanuatu Ministry of Education to improve the development of Early Childhood Care and Education in Vanuatu. The volunteer will assist coordinators and teachers to improve the monitoring, assessment and mentoring of work. This...
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Business Development Adviser (3435)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Ending Violence Against Women Programme Coordinator, UN Women (3378)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with UN Women to coordinate programmes issued with Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW). Violence against women and girls in Pacific countries is among the highest in the world. UN Women is recognised...
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Policy Development Adviser (3416)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Timor-Leste Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the National Directorate for Private Sector Policy to develop a draft Private Sector Development Master Plan which will guide the implementation of the National Strategic Development Plan of the Government. This is a...
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Tourism Business Development Adviser (3372)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 2014

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

Work with Save the Children in Nepal to support the ‘Improving the lives of children in Udayapur Nepal though livelihoods and social protection’ project. The Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser will assist in providing access...
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Landscaping Adviser (3480)

Closing 21 Sep 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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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 2014

Bougainville Governance Short Term (3 - 6 months)

Work alongside The Bougainville Inward Investment Bureau to assess investment proposals and advise investors. This is a three to six month assignment based in Buka.
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Legal Advisers (2) (3227)

Closing 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 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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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the staff of the Division of Communications and Media to further develop the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) website and establish an intranet for its divisions. This assignment is designed to follow on...
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Management Adviser (3046)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Advise on management practises to ensure the Division of Local Level Government (LLG) has appropriate staffing, systems and policies in place to meet its organisational goals. The Bougainville Administration is currently under pressure to show...
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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Adviser (3205)

Closing 21 Sep 2014

Solomon Islands Health Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Improve hygiene practices and access to water and sanitation facilities in Solomon Island communities. The volunteer will support the implementation of best practice water supply, sanitation and hygiene programmes, and ensure community partners have...
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Education Authority Advisers (3231)

Closing 21 Sep 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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