Operations and Finance Mentor

Closing Date: 09 March 2021

Location: Bougainville

Category: Finance & Business Support

The focus of this assignment will be to build the financial and organisational management capacity of The Nazareth Rehabilitation Programme (NCFR) staff. The role will be to will advise on the current effectiveness of the operational processes in place, making suggestions for improvement and efficiency. This will involve providing ongoing mentoring so staff learn to utilise the updated systems,  and supporting them to undertake much needed financial reporting and create work plans that are sustainable and easy to follow.

The assignment will be working with our partner organisation NCFR. The NCFR was initially established to address issues of family violence and to provide counselling services, over the past decade they have broadened their services to include three safe houses, the supply of basic paralegal aid to women, alcohol and drug awareness education for youth.
We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • A Finance qualification and relevant experience in a varied finance role
  • Computer literate and experience developing and implementing both finance systems and office administrative systems and processes
  • People management experience including on-the-job training and mentoring of a team
  • Experience in establishing innovative funding streams
  • Experience in grassroots type businesses

This is an opportunity for someone with a varied background in finance, who enjoys process improvement and has experience in a grassroots business, to make a huge impact on a small but valuable organisation.

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 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.
We are continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.
 We are also working with our Pacific partner organisations to help determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people.

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