Governance Adviser

Closing Date: 15 December 2023

Category: Policy, Governance, Monitoring & Evaluation

Governance Adviser - National Sports Council
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 – National Sports Council

The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was started by an act of Parliament in 1988.

The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered.

Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands -the largest sporting event in Solomon’s history. NSC is funded predominately by the Solomon Island Government, supplemented by sponsors and partner organisation.

Currently the organisation has six staff and is working towards recruiting staff into the different roles identified in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The Country 

Explore the 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 

The VSA Volunteer will work alongside local staff and national sports federations to contribute to ensuring NSC’s governance policy aspirations are understood and implemented and support NSC to improve governance and compliance across the board.

With this appointment, spreading the knowledge and expertise to the provinces will also contribute to working to achieve the desired outcomes of the National Sports and Recreation Policy.  
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: 

A relevant tertiary qualification, e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Business Administration, financial management or similar field.

• A tertiary qualification insocial science, law, accounting, corporate governanceor relevant associated field

• At least five years’experience in policy development, corporate governance and/or change management

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of forming relationships, partnerships and working with community groups, non-government organisations and government organisations

• Experience in stakeholder engagement

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
  • Transform your life and the lives of others!

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