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Brickmaking/laying Educator (40177)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Bougainville Short Term (3-months)

Share your brickmaking and laying experience with the Bougainville Education Department, to strengthen the technical skills of vocational instructors and improve course curriculum.   Working closely with Technical and Vocational Education and Training staff (TVET), the... View full listing

Business Development Adviser - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year )

Assist the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) determine the commercial viability of the Taroniara Shipyard to enhance income generation. With a dual-focus, the Business Development Adviser will undertake an assessment of the shipyard and... View full listing

Commercial Fishing Training Adviser (40829)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Apply your commercial fishing expertise to strengthen the capacity of the National Fisheries College, by providing high quality training in vessel operation, equipment and practice. Building on the work of a previous VSA volunteer,... View full listing

Doctor (3537)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Share your skills and support St Mary’s Hospital to provide health services that meet the needs of residents in East New Britain. Working closely with existing medical staff, the doctor will provide support to... View full listing

Education Adviser (Research) - 40828

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Provide leadership and support to the newly established St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Secondary Teachers Education and make an impact on education in Papua New Guinea. Working closely with academic staff, you will provide leadership in... View full listing

English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology staff to strengthen the delivery of English programmes. The Dili Institute of Technology has decided to move from Indonesian to English and Tetun as the languages of instruction... View full listing

Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (2-years)

Make a lasting impact that can lead to commercial success for farming communities. Work with the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) to improve farming technologies.   NARI require a skilled Farm Business Adviser to... View full listing

Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Tonga Short Term (6-months)

Support the Nishi Trading Foundation to improve agricultural supply chains and add value to agricultural products. The Food Product Development adviser will support the Nishi Trading Foundation to identify local produce that is suitable... View full listing

Horticulture Adviser (40207)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Samoa Short Term (6-months)

Make a sustainable impact on Fairtrade coconut production in Samoa by sharing your horticultural skills to improve farmer capacities and effective business management. Working alongside the Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association, you will help design... View full listing

Horticulture Business Development Adviser (40832)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Cambodia Long Term (2-years)

Help farmers in rural Cambodia maximise the value of their crops through improved organisational coordination and marketing. By sharing your business development and marketing experience, you will play a vital role in creating linkages... View full listing

Horticulture Pest & Disease Control Specialist (40836)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Cambodia Long Term (1-year)

Share your technical expertise and support farmers to strengthen their pest and disease management practices in Cambodia. Pest and disease identification and control remains a major issue in Cambodian horticulture. By working closely with... View full listing

Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Short Term (6+ months)

Support staff at PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) to provide quality teaching programmes to students.  The Lecturer – Animal Sciences will be reviewing the animal science and animal production programmes at... View full listing

Legal Mentor (40094)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Share your legal expertise with the Department of Police, Corrective Services and Justice to support a safe, secure and free Bougainville. The Legal Mentor will provide coaching to Department staff, in order to address... View full listing

Marketing Adviser (40189)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Work with World Vision Solomon Islands to improve safe and sustainable sanitation practices, through effective sanitation marketing. Only 60% of Solomon Islands’ total population of around 500,000 have access to clean water, and only... View full listing

Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the Valoka Health Centre and the St Mary’s School of Nursing to strengthen the capacity of medical services and contribute to the development of students, professional nurses and midwives. The diocese is... View full listing

Policy & Procedure Adviser (40205)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Work with Live & Learn Solomon Islands (LLSI) and utilise your skills to support community development by strengthening organisational policies and procedures. The Policy and Procedure Adviser will work alongside highly experienced community development... View full listing

Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills with the Project Implementation Division of the Solomon Islands government and help strengthen infrastructure projects throughout the provinces. The Division is currently implementing a range of infrastructure projects including fishery centres,... View full listing

Records Management Adviser (40167)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Tonga Long Term (1-year )

Assist Ministry of Justice staff to improve monitoring, cataloguing and archiving procedures to effectively manage national legal documentation and library resources. The Adviser will work closely with Supreme Court staff to develop organised systems... View full listing

Registered Dietician / Nutritionist Adviser (40846)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Help strengthen nutritional well-being through public engagement and training for health practitioners at St Mary’s and Nonga Hospitals. In this hands-on role, you will be working to improve the capacity of relevant staff at... View full listing

Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Assist the Nazareth Foundation to develop small business initiatives that support and provide employment for people with disabilities. The Small Business Adviser will work closely with Nazareth Foundation Staff, and will build their capacity... View full listing

Ultrasound Trainer (40143)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Vanuatu Short Term (6-weeks)

Assist staff at Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) in Luganville to use the clinic’s ultrasound equipment to diagnose patients with confidence. This assignment follows from the recent donation of ultrasound equipment to the VFHA... View full listing

Urban WASH Project Adviser (40127)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Support World Vision to address poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and improve the health of households in Hanuabada. This assignment aims to improve solid waste management, connect households to reliable, cost-recovered safe water, drive... View full listing

Veterinarian (40138)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Support the Animal Protection Society (APS) to provide quality companion animal veterinary services and animal welfare education in Samoa. Building on the work of the previous VSA Veterinarian Adviser, the volunteer will work with... View full listing

Water and Sanitation Adviser (40145)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (18-months)

Support World Vision Timor-Leste to improve the health of children in Bacau District through increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. Working with World Vision staff and targeted communities to implement the... View full listing

Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 26 Mar 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service (FORCERT) to develop a web presence that generates interest and funding to enable community development. The Web Development Adviser will work closely with relevant FORCERT... View full listing

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