Senior Organisational Development Adviser

Closing Date: 10 March 2024

Category: Organisational Development and Human Resources

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. 
As a blended part-time assignment, we offer a unique opportunity to work from home as an E-Volunteer AND travel to the Solomon Islands as an in-country Volunteer.  

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 Organisational Development Adviser, looking for an extraordinary overseas experience in the Pacific to build into your field of expertise – working collaboratively with the National Sports Council in the Solomon Islandsthen read on, as we have an exciting opportunity in store for you!
Our Partner Organisation - National Sports Council

The National Sports Council (NSC) was established to promote the development of sport and recreation in the Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; and conduct research and disseminate knowledge and advice relating to sport and physical recreation.  

A Pasifika trailblazer for sport and recreation, NCS recently played an integral role in working with local stakeholders in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games held in the Solomon Islands – the largest sporting event in Soloman’s history. With recent enthusiasm and exposure encouraged by the Games, NCS is preparing to become a legacy organisation in sport.  

The Country - Solomon Islands

Visit the little-known pristine paradise—the Solomon Islands, that has a plethora of marine life and untouched and unspoilt coral reefs! The Solomons follow the Wantok system—a reciprocal relationship of favours between community members. We believe in upholding the values and culture of Solomons and our volunteers will act in a way that brings credit to their community and our organisation.  

The Assignment

This assignment is a partnership assignment between VSA and NSC. In this assignment the VSA Volunteer will assist NSC’s CEO to establish a relevant staff structure to deliver focused high-performance services support by sound policies, practices, and systems within a resource constrained environment. They will support NSC’s high performance function to be efficient and agile in how it operates and build capacity of staff to effectively deliver improved results and medals. 

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:

  • 10+ years’ experience in a Senior Organisational Development role with associated qualification/s. 
  • Experience in capability matrix design and competency frameworks. 
  • Certification in global job-evaluation methodology relevant to the role’ 
  • Financial analysis capability 
  • Sound experience in setting up and implementing appraisal systems and processes. 
  • Ability to mentor at executive level. 
  • Strong written and communication skills -oral, written and presentation.  

Apply Now!

Apply for this amazing opportunity through our website. For more information on this assignment, email

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Unique opportunity with the National Sports Council
  • Sport and recreation in the Solomon Islands
  • Your home and in-country, Flights, in-country accomodation and expenses provided

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