Climate Change and Environment Adviser

Closing Date: 04 October 2022

Category: Policy, Governance, Monitoring & Evaluation

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 Organisation

The Western Provincial Government (WPG) has been operating since 1978 when the country became independent. The province has its own Provincial Government Administration head by a Clerk.
The role of the WPG is to develop the province, particularly rural areas. Planning is an important part of the WPG’s activities as this helps to ensure that development occurs in a considered manner.

The WPG is keen to focus on climate change and environment due to the negative impacts that climate change has on communities, and the desire for communities to be environment friendly. Because Western Province is especially vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters, there is need to have in place an environment and climate change policy that will set the direction of the Western Province in how to address climate change and environmental issues. This policy will be aligned with the Solomon Islands Government National Development Strategy.

The Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to support the WPG with development of a climate change and environment policy to ensure that the WPG and communities work together to support developments that address climate change and environmental issues.
There is also need for environmental impact assessments to be conducted on proposed dumpsites, logging and milling operations, and a market.

A volunteer is being sought to support staff of the WPG to undertake environmental impact assessments and support the development of a climate change and environment policy

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:
  • Qualification in environmental science or related study
  • Be well-versed with environmental law
  • Experience conducting environmental impact assessments
  • Experience in policy development
  • The ability to formulate, understand and participate in budgetary processes
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