Sport Development Officer

Closing Date: 12 October 2021

Category: Organisational Development and Human Resources

The Organisation
The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was started by an act of Parliament in 1988. The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered. Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands - the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

One of the departments within NSC is the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS). SINIS is responsible for high performance. The department works with sporting bodies in the country to ensure
that support is given in the different sporting codes that will participate in the 2023 Pacific Games.

The Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to support SINIS to develop strategies to guide the development of sports, coordination and engage communities and other stakeholders. The volunteer will help increase the profile and understanding of the importance of sports within the community and to external stakeholders in addressing issues of health, life skills and social cohesion.

The Volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • At least three years’ experience in sports development at the community level.
  • Coaching or event management experience.
  • As needs on the ground may change over time, the volunteer is encouraged to review and update
  • Experience running workshops and training sessions in sport.
  • Ability to design training materials
  • Enthusiastic about sport and an in-depth knowledge of a particular sport or a range of sports.
About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. 

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

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Apply Now!
If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, download the Assignment Description and apply today. For more information on this assignment, please email 

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