Witness Liaison Mentor

Closing Date: 18 December 2023

Category: Policy, Governance, Monitoring & Evaluation

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
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.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

VSA will cover living allowances, accommodation, and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA. 

Our Partner Organisation

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is responsible to maintain a safe and just Solomon Islands supported by a constitutionally independent public prosecutions service under the rule of law to deliver an independent, fair and effective prosecution service. The main functions of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions are executive management, prosecution services, sector strengthening and reform, and prosecution for “stretim pipol lo place.”

The ODPP provides legal advice to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force and all Solomon Islands Government ministries. Regarding prosecutions, the ODDP works in the Court of Appeal, High Courts, Magistrate Court, and Provincial Courts.
Their cases include general crime; family-related crimes such as domestic violence; sexual offences; corruption, fraud, and all economic crimes; and offences under the penal code and other legislations. On behalf of the people of Solomon Islands they undertake prosecutions for other ministries. The ODPP also provides legal awareness and education about their office and the laws of the country.

Solomon Islands

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 volunteer is being sought to work alongside staff who support and liaise with survivors and witnesses of violence.

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  • Experience working within criminal justice systems, at a law firm or with survivors and witnesses of crime
  • Experience in case management and prioritising case load
  • Ability to decide relevant pathways and referrals for clients to support agencies in accordance to their needs
  • Ability to demonstrate high degree of accuracy in respect to work undertaken
  • Understanding of confidentiality, data protection/freedom on information
  • Strong administration skills
  • Good aptitude, ability and familiarity with computer systems
  • Prior experience in coaching, mentoring and or training adults
Apply Now!

Apply for this amazing opportunity through our website. For more information on this assignment, email volunteer@vsa.org.nz.

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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
  • Support the implementation of witness liaison in country

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