Business Development Adviser - Social Enterprise

Closing Date: 27 June 2022

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.

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

Our Partner Organisation
San Isidro Care Centre (the Centre) was established in 2007 as rural training centre (RTC) for young people living with disabilities, predominately hearing and speaking impairment. SICC is a charitable institution that operates under the Roman Catholic Education Authority and welcomes anyone with special needs regardless of denomination. The Centre educates young people from the ages of 14 and over, over a period of three years. The Centre offers courses in sign language, literacy and numeracy, agriculture, life skills (home economics), carpentry (woodwork) and practical trade and skills. The Centre provides young people living with disabilities with training of basic academic and skilled subjects, of which they may otherwise be deprived.
The Assignment

A volunteer is being sought to support San Isidro’s income generating projects by conducting training in business and social enterprise and to develop a handbook for use at the Centre. The volunteer will assist the principal and staff to document what is being done and recommend steps to increase income. The volunteer will also work with staff and students to develop a strategy that guides social enterprise and implement it

The Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer with:  
  • Qualification or experience in business or Social Enterprise
  • Ability to mentor and coach colleagues
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and understand organisational goals
  • Sound financial management skills
  • Ability to work with organisation that is semi-rural and has minimal resources
Experience in adult/tertiary education and/or a background in agriculture and livestock is desirable.
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • In-country volunteer role
  • 18-month assignment in Solomon Islands
  • Make a difference to young people living with disabilities