Business Association Adviser

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

Category: Finance & Business Support

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.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

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

Our Partner 

VSA volunteers work alongside the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), the private sector, and international and national non-government organisations.

This role is based in Buka Town which is located on Buka Island. Buka Town is the hub of the island and is the administrative centre of Bougainville and the location of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG).

The Assignment

This assignment will require the volunteer to work alongside the Department of Economic Development (DED) to ensure that business associations within Buka have improved institutional capacity.

The Volunteer

We are looking for the following:
  • Qualification in a relevant discipline such as business studies/administration, economics or institutional development
  • Experience providing business know-how training and/or running a business
  • Experience providing organisational/institutional strengthening
  • Experience supporting/working with business associations and/or the private sector groups
  • Excellent advocacy, stakeholder engagement and stakeholder mapping skills
Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Play a key role in building institutional capacity
  • Be part of a community with a unique and rich history
  • Volunteer overseas for 12 months