Operators' Tourism Development Adviser (x2 roles)

Closing Date: 09 March 2024

Category: Tourism

Operators' Tourism Development Adviser - Western Provinicial Government

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 - Western Provinicial Government

The Western Province is the largest of the nine provinces of Solomon Islands and is renowned for its beautiful tropical islands and world class diving and snorkelling locations.

Beautiful coral reefs, WWII wrecks, eco-tourism lodges and headhunting shrines are other attractions in the province that makes it the biggest tourist destination outside of Honiara.

The Western Provincial Government (WPG) has been operating since 1978 when the country became independent.

The province has its own Provincial Government Administration head by a Clerk. The role of the WPG is to develop the province, particularly rural areas. Planning is an important part of the WPG’s activities as this helps to ensure that development occurs in a considered manner.

The Country

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 two VSA volunteers will be based in Gizo, Western Province are required to work alongside tourism operators to develop strategies for development the tourism sector.

The volunteers will support the small tourism operators by providing them with ideas on how they can improve the quality of what they are offering, and how they can market their offerings more effectively. The volunteers will also identify potential for development of other tourism products.

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 are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Significant experience in business management and/or marketing in the tourism industry
  • Experience in or knowledge of developing tourism products
  • Experience training people in tourism and/or hospitality
  • Experience developing and designing hardcopy and online promotional materials.
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies, preferably in relation to tourism.
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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
  • Share your skills on to make a lasting difference in the Pacific

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