Computer System Specialist

Closing Date: 19 December 2023

Category: ICT

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 experienced Computer System Specialist, looking for an extraordinary overseas experience in the Pacific to build into your field of expertise – working collaboratively with the Samoa Business Hubthen read on, as we have an exciting opportunity in store for you!
Our Partner Organisation - Samoa Business Hub

The Samoa Business Hub – SBH, formerly known as “The Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) was established in 1994 as a Charitable Trust.

Samoa Business Hub (SBH) is a program that provides business training, advisory services and a business loan guarantee scheme.

It is designed to allow micro and start-up businesses to access finance from within the Green Business Support Credit (GBSC) Scheme. SBH is expanding its advisory and support services to a wider range of businesses.

The program is integral to the involvement of partners and sponsors who share a common interest in developing the business community and economy of Samoa.

SBH provides a structured training program tailored for small businesses and personal mentoring to guide entrepreneurs on their path to growth.

The Assignment

This assignment is a partnership assignment between VSA and The Samoa Business Hub.

In this assignment a VSA Volunteer with expertise in Computer Systems will help to identify major gaps in streamlining different platforms.

In addition, the VSA Volunteer will contribute to building capacity in, data collecting, efficiency and reliability of the functionality of the database (input, analysis and reporting), and system's ability to produce timely reports and necessary information when needed, this will strengthen the work of SBH and our capacity to provide efficient services to our partners. 

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:

  •  Relevant ICT qualification or relevant experience
  •  Strong technical understanding with particular focus 
  •  Database design and management skills
  •  Data analysis and reporting

The Country

Samoa, is situated in the South Pacific approximately halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. It sits squarely in the cyclone belt and is highly vulnerable to devastating storms. Around three-quarters of its 195,000 population live on the main island of Upolu; the rest live on the neighboring island of Savai'i or one of the seven small islets.

The traditional Samoan way, the fa’a Samoa, remains a strong force in Samoan life and politics where family is all-important, and elders are highly respected.
Each village is made up of extended families that are represented on the village council by a chief (matai). The more western-style parliamentary system in Samoa is highly influenced by traditional social systems and the family, civic and political duties performed by the matai at village level. The country is predominantly Christian.

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Make a meaningful impact in Samoa!
  • Bring your expertise and passion to our team!
  • Flights, in country accommodation are provided by VSA!

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