Production Animal Veterinarian

Closing Date: 21 February 2023

Category: Agriculture & Horticultural Sustainability

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. 
Volunteering in Samoa

Talofa Lava! Get to know an incredibly hospitable community with the brightest smiles! Relax on the beach with amazing fresh seafood at the end of the day.

Our Partner Organisation – Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Samoa
As the lead agency for the Agriculture Sector Plan implementation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) under its Corporate Plan has a focus on increasing investment in food security and sustainable production.

There has been identified an urgent need for support in the area of livestock health and wellbeing. It has been highlighted that the local staff require specific training and professional development in their knowledge, understanding and practical skills in this area, particularly with the number of regulations and processes to adhere to.  
The Assignment 
The expertise that a Production Animal Veterinarian brings in this specialised area will significantly build the capabilities of the local staff and assist the Animal Health & Production Division (AHPD)in the ministry in ensuring our local product is of high value as we aspire to improve all processes in meeting all the obligations with a vision to export in the future. The volunteer will be able to share specialised skills in this field and advice in the relevant areas of APHD and therefore upskill and strengthen the capabilities of the local staff. This will be achieved through staff trainings (organised and on the job trainings), meetings, consultations, evaluations and workshops during the assignment period.
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: 
  • Qualified Veterinarian
  • Able to demonstrate a high standard of veterinarian skills with a solid understanding of farming systems
  • Passionate about all aspects of production animal practice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Database and reporting skills are desirable
Apply Now! 
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full-time 12-month volunteering opportunity in Samoa
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Change your scene and share your skills to make a difference

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