Executive Mentor

Closing Date: 16 April 2023

Category: Education & Training

Executive Mentor - Young Entrepreneurs Council of Solomon Islands

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 - Young Entrepreneurs Council of Solomon Islands

YECSI is a young organisation having only been launched in October 2018. YECSI is an important priority within the Solomon Islands Government National Youth Policy focusing on the economic empowerment of young people through entrepreneurship. It was created under an innovative arrangement of public private partnership between the Solomon Islands Government and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI).

The main purpose of YECSI is to represent the young entrepreneurs of Solomon Islands and advocate for an improved business environment that allows young entrepreneurs to succeed thereby creating jobs and investment in the nation.

Currently the YECSI secretariat consists of a Coordinator and administration officer, both of whom are tasked with achieving the key goals of the organisation as well as establishing its underpinning systems.

The Country

Explore islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Assignment

In this assignment a VSA Volunteer with a background in business administration and management, and organisational development is required to support YECSI to achieve its goals.

The volunteer will work alongside staff and the board to ensure that YECSI strategy is being implemented and that young entrepreneurs will benefit from its services and advocacy work.

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 are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Qualification in management, business social enterprise or related field
  • Experience in civil law
  • Sound experience in organisational development particularly in regard to strategy and developing processes and procedures
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders both in public / private sector
  • Experience training and mentoring adults
Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time Volunteering opportunity in Solomon Islands
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Share your skills on governance, strategy, and organisational development

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