School Administration Adviser

Closing Date: 18 October 2023

Category: Education & Training

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. 

About 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 - Luganville International School
Luganville International School Inc. is a charitable organization founded on 31st May 2016 and located in Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu. The school was founded by a group of parents who wanted their children to attend a school with a quality education, offering the Australian Curriculum on the island of Espiritu Santo. The number of students enrolled has grown steadily from 8 students in 2016 to over 70 in 2021.

The purpose of Luganville International School (LIS) is to provide a quality education to the community of Luganville. The school aims to produce confident, self-motivated and open-minded students who can operate well both in local and international environments with a strong proficiency in English. LIS aims to produce students that are active members of their communities and the three main values that guide this are ‘Learning, Integrity and Service’.

LIS aims to become an integral part of the educational scene in Luganville and, more generally, in the northern region of Vanuatu. In future years, LIS hopes to extend the teaching through to high school years and to provide pathways to tertiary studies.

The Assignment

In this assignment, a volunteer is required to provide support in writing a School Development Plan, alongside developing policies and procedures that will ensure the smooth running of the administrative side of LIS.

In partnership with local staff the volunteer will enable LIS to become sustainable and work towards the long-term goal of growing student numbers, becoming more financially independent, developing a high school and pathways to tertiary studies, and filling the gap in quality education opportunities within the Luganville community.

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

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  •  Experience as a School Office Manager or Business Administrator
  •  Diploma or Degree in Business Administration, Business                     Management or similar
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  IT skills
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 

Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • A fantastic volunteering opportunity in beautiful Vanuatu
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Create lifelong memories in an unforgettable environment

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