Financial Management Adviser

Closing Date: 04 October 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.

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.

If current VSA assignments don't suit your skills and experience, you can register your interest with us and we'll let you know when something in your field is available.

Our Partner 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. NSC is funded predominately by the Solomon Island Government, supplemented by sponsors and partner organisation. Currently the organisation has six staff and is working towards recruiting staff into the different roles identified in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to support the National Sports Council Corporate Services Department to establish sound financial management systems, processes and practices in order to set a standard of business processes that comply with Government requirements.
The volunteer will support and mentor local staff to develop understanding and implementation of financial management practices. They will support NSC Corporate Services Department staff to be efficient and agile in how they operate and support staff as they build their capacity to effectively deliver the 2023 Pacific Games.

By the end if this assignment, you will have enabled the National Sports Council has sound financial and operational systems in place that enable it to function efficiently.

The Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer who has:
  • A professional accounting qualification
  • Proven experience in a senior financial management position
  • Membership of a professional accounting body
  • Experience working with NGO/Public Sector financial requirements
  • Relevant operational management experience
  • Experience with a variety of accounting software
  • Experience in mentoring and training staff
Apply Now!

Please apply for this position on our website. For more information on this assignment email volunteer@vsa.org.nz

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Get involved in the 2023 Pacific Games
  • Full time volunteering opportunity in the Solomon Islands
  • Use your financial management experience to make positive impacts