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All VSA’s volunteering assignments are based on our principle of skills-sharing - committed volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand working alongside committed local people. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from accountants and lawyers, to carpenters and eco-tourism operators.

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Featured Positions

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Land Valuation Adviser (3543)


Kiribati Governance Short Term (8 months)

Assist the Land Management Division (LMD) of the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture (MELAD) to successfully complete a land rent review. The Land Valuation Adviser will conduct an assessment of current land values... View full listing

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Agricultural Association Adviser (3504)


Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 year)

Support the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide increased employment and income opportunities in agriculture. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience in establishing associations Experience engaging with, and... View full listing


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Doctor (3537)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Papua New Guinea Health Long Term (1 year)

Support St Mary’s Hospital to provide health services that meet the needs of residents in East New Britain. The doctor will provide support to staff at the hospital through the provision of clinical...
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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Construction Adviser (3539)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Timor-Leste Economic Development Short Term (9 months)

Work with Community Housing Limited to build socially, economically and environmentally sustainable houses through the provision of construction skills training. For this assignment we are seeking: A minimum of five years of experience...
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Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the National Agricultural Research Institute to improve farming technologies. The volunteer will implement a business plan for the NARI regional centres that will allow the centres to increase income generating farming activities. The...
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Teacher (3340)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Bougainville Institute of Business and Technology to provide high-quality education for students.  The Volunteer will support staff to in the delivery of subjects and will provide tutoring and advice to...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the staff of the Division of Communications and Media to build the capacity of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) website and establish an intranet for its various divisions. This assignment is designed...
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Livestock & Farm Marketing Adviser (3366)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Land Valuation Adviser (3543)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Kiribati Governance Short Term (8 months)

Assist the Land Management Division (LMD) of the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture (MELAD) to successfully complete a land rent review. The Land Valuation Adviser will conduct an assessment of current land values...
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Sign Language Training Adviser (3364)

Closing 14 Jun 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 14 Jun 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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Communications Adviser (3507)

Closing 14 Jun 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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National Building Code Adviser (3236)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Ministry for Infrastructure and Development (MID) to facilitate the professional and technical update of the current National Building Code (NBC). The volunteer will coordinate the review of the current NBC and organise...
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Legal Adviser (3544)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (Two years)

Support the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) to strengthen provincial government systems and good governance through the provision of legal services. The Legal Adviser will provide advice and assistance to ensure Provincial...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 14 Jun 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 14 Jun 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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IT Adviser (3521)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service to generate interest and funding through increased web activities. The Web Development Adviser will provide FORCERT with a range of funding options and will ensure...
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Curriculum Development Adviser (3534)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Support Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) to deliver training courses that provide greater income and employment opportunities for rural communities in Vanuatu. The Curriculum Development Adviser will support VAC in their bid to gain Vanuatu...
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Business Adviser (3490)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

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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Qualifications Policy Adviser (40008)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) to strengthen quality assurance and compliance services in post-school education and training providers.   The Qualification Policy Adviser will support VQA staff in the development of guidelines, policies...
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Business Adviser (3339)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Business Development Adviser (3518)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Partnerships Development Adviser (3494)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Agricultural Association Adviser (3504)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 year)

Support the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide increased employment and income opportunities in agriculture. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience in establishing associations Experience engaging with, and...
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Pearl Artisan Trainer (3457)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the development of the pearl industry in Tonga through the production of a diverse range of quality pearl products. Pearl farming has been identified as having the potential to be one of Tonga’s...
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Vocational Education Adviser (3550)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the East New Britain Provincial Division of Education to provide quality training and education in Tourism and Hospitality. For this assignment we are looking for a volunteer with: Practical experience in the...
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Maritime Adviser (40007)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the development and implementation of maritime policy that allows Tonga to meet their obligations to the International Maritime Organisation.   We are seeking a volunteer with: Qualification/s in a relevant field, preferably...
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Women in Business Adviser (3299)

Closing 14 Jun 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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Food Safety Adviser (3545)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Kiribati Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Kiribati Seafood Verification Agency (KSVA) to become a European Union recognised seafood competent authority and implement the National Control Plan. The Food Safety Adviser will provide strategic assistance for KSVA in the...
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Planning and Administration Adviser (3547)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Kiribati Economic Development Long Term (One Year)

Work with the Land Management Division (LMD) to increase efficiency through improved administration systems and processes. The Planning Administration Adviser will assess the current administration processes, identify and adapt systems and processes to improve efficiency...
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Business Adviser (3338)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

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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English Language Adviser (3549)

Closing 14 Jun 2015

Timor-Leste Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology to strengthen the English department. The Dili Institute of Technology has decided to move from Indonesian to English and Tetun as the languages of instruction for three of...
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