Agribusiness Development Mentor

Closing Date: 24 February 2023

Category: Agriculture & Horticultural Sustainability

Agribusiness Development Mentor - Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Papua New Guinea

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

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. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 
Our Partner Organisation – Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Mabiri was established through an innovative partnership between the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), the GoPNG Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Catholic Diocese – the roles and responsibilities of each organisation is detailed in an MOU signed in December 2015.

The Mabiri concept, infrastructure, and partnership development, has been generously supported by the Australian Government, initially through the PNG-Australia Law and Justice Partnership (PLJAP), then Justice Services and Stability for Development (JSS4D) programmes.
The Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation (NCFR) has been contracted by the ABG to manage the MJRC.

The concept of Mabiri includes focusing on strength and evidence-based practice that incorporates holistic restorative justice activities so that family and communities are involved with the juvenile’s rehabilitation journey.
Mabiri will focus on creating a conducive environment to support the welfare and wellbeing of juveniles while they receive rehabilitation programmes.

The rehabilitation programmes will target the core issues contributing to the juvenile’s behaviours with the aim of working towards sustainable positive change in the juvenile’s behaviours and attitude. Implementing partners intend to establish Mabiri into a facility that has a strong foundation around education, peace, and reconciliation.

The Country 

Get off the beaten path to Bougainville! Now being the autonomous region of Bougainville, its rugged landscape is covered in rainforests. 
The Assignment 

In this assignment a VSA volunteer will support with the establishment of the JJS4D-funded economic development projects at the Centre and once embedded, incorporate revenue into ongoing Centre operations.

The Volunteer 
Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We're looking for a volunteer with the following: 

  • Training/qualification in a relevant discipline e.g., business, economics, agriculture, development studies, or related area practical experience in agribusiness such as breeding, production, contracts, distribution, marketing, and sales
  • Experience and knowledge of poultry or pigs, or other livestock production/care   
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time Volunteering opportunity in Bougainville
  • Flights, accomodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Change your scene and transform your life and the lives of others!

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.