Home Economics and Family Well-being Mentor

Closing Date: 24 August 2020

Location: Papua New Guinea

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

Work with the Catholic Women’s Association to promote and
enhance the wellbeing of families and communities, through the teaching and promotion of home economics and effective provision of “family
wellbeing” support services.
The volunteer will conduct training and develop resources to support the delivery of community cooking classes, and facilitate and deliver food hygiene and safety training with an emphasis on situational appropriate
safe food hygiene practices. 

We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in home economics
  • Home Cooking Skills (ability to plan and prepare nutritious home-cooked meals, using local produce)
  • Ability to train, mentor and work with people from various backgrounds
  • Ability to create learning resources that cater to a range of people
  • Previous experience and knowledge (desirable, but not essential) of water sanitation
  • Prior experience (desirable, but not essential) working in developing countries
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VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA’s response to COVID-19
Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.
The Volunteer Recruitment team is continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.

Recruitment will continue although our usual processes will be amended where necessary to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained, such as a greater emphasis on carrying out interviews remotely.
Meanwhile, Programme Managers are working with partner organisations and on updating assignment descriptions. This work will help us determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people in the Pacific.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Use your Home Economics skills to teach and promote well-being
  • Engage with communities to positively impact family health
  • Unique opportunity in Papua New Guinea - Costs covered

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.