Communications Adviser

Closing Date: 16 December 2022

Category: Marketing, Communication & Multi Media

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 Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. As an international development organisation owned and governed by 27 country and territory members, SPC supports sustainable development by applying a people-centered approach to science, research and technology across all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Members are served by interweaving and harnessing the nexus of climate, ocean, land, culture, rights and good governance; through trusted partnerships; investing in Pacific people; and understanding Pacific contexts.

The Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) project is supported by Australia and New Zealand, with SPC bringing experience in emergency and disaster preparedness, to deliver a broad strategic direction and improve the sustainability of the investment. The Project is implementing activities that support the intent of the Strategic Agenda 2020 by working with the key emergency management agencies to build better collaboration, strengthen communication and ultimately increase effectiveness when responding to disasters, under the lead of National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs).

The Assignment

In this assignment the VSA volunteer will be able to contribute to the purpose of the PIEMA project as set out in the Results Framework, including contributions to the Disaster and Community Resilience Programme’s Results Framework and Key Focus Areas of SPC’s Strategic Plan by strengthening capacity and providing technical advisory where needed. For more information about SPC, visit this website:

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:
  • A minimum of two years of experience in communications.
  • A communications degree.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to turn complex information into accessible and user-friendly content.
  • Excellent skills in developing information and promotional materials in all types of media.
  • Experience working to donor branding expectations and liaising with donor partner media approval processes.
  • Video editing, photography, graphic design capacity.  
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