Organizational Development Adviser

Closing Date: 18 October 2023

Category: Finance & Business Support

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. 

Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 

Volunteering with VSA 

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is not your typical volunteering agency, we are committed to building sustainable communities across the Pacific. If you’re an experience engineer, looking for an extraordinary overseas experience in the Pacific to build into your field of expertise – working collaboratively with the Department of Water Resources in Vanuatu, then read on, as we have an exciting opportunity in store for you!
Our Partner Organisation - The Vanuatu Cultural Centre
The Vanuatu Cultural Centre or in Bislama, Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta (VKS) is a Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and is a statutory body that is mandated to provide the necessary services for the preservation, protection, development and promotion of important aspects of Vanuatu’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre has as an objective to run and administer the following national institutions and their activities:
• the National Museum;
• the National Library (including Port Vila Public Library);
• the National, Film, sound and Photo Archive;
• the National Heritage Registry and overall management of the nation’s cultural heritage.

The Assignment
In this assignment a VSA volunteer with experience in business administration will assist the new Director to set a strategic pathway through stronger management, administration, reporting, finance management and resourcing processes.

The VSA volunteer will provide professional and peer support to the Director to assist in developing his capacity to manage the finances, the staff and the donors to ensure that the Centre is an efficient and well-run organisation with a strong strategic direction and future plans.

The volunteer, through building capacity for the Director, will also be able to provide mentoring and support to the management staff.

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 very patient, resilient, flexible, adaptable, resourceful with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  • Public or business administration & management experience
  •  Experience at senior/executive level of Local Government
Experience mentoring and building capacity and Museum management or curating is desirable.

The Country
Vanuatu is situated on a volcanic archipelago of 86 islands where traditional lifestyles exist side by side with modern tourist resorts. Around 110 indigenous languages are still spoken by an average of only 2,000 people per language, making it the country with the highest density of languages per capita in the world. 

The majority of people living in Vanuatu are Melanesian. It is a predominantly Christian country. Vanuatu culture retains a strong diversity derived from regional variations and an adherence to kastom (traditional practices and lifestyles). 

The Vanuatu programme strategy is guided by Vanuatu 2030 The People’s 
Plan which prioritises social and economic development, as well as economic 
growth, with a vision of a stable, sustainable and prosperous Vanuatu. The 
Plan focuses on improving the wellbeing of the people (society); protecting 
and enhancing the environment, and maximising opportunities for shared 

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in beautiful Vanuatu
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Build and grow financial systems whilst creating life long memories

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