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Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Strategist (40868)

Closing 28 May 2017

Vanuatu Short Term (2-3 months)

Work with the Elwood J Euart Association to improve promotion and increase funding for the South Pacific World War II Museum project.   In this short-term assignment you will work closely with the museum... View full listing

Agriculture Adviser (40818)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 Year)

Mentor local Oxfam staff to help farmers learn best-practice agriculture techniques, and improve sustainable production and income security. Oxfam Timor-Leste are seeking a volunteer with expertise in agriculture* to help improve agricultural training methods and... View full listing

Aquaculture Adviser (40843)

Closing 28 May 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Use your aquaculture and training skills to help improve the National Fisheries College’s (NFC) day-to-day operations. This interesting and rewarding role has two key focuses. One focus is ensuring NFC’s range of tuition... View full listing

Brickmaking/laying Educator (40177)

Closing 28 May 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 & Marketing Adviser (40891)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 year)

Share your business and marketing expertise with an inspiring organisation and help generate income for rural women in Timor-Leste. HAFOTI works with over 200 women organised collectively to produce a range of goods from... View full listing

Business and Marketing Mentor (Tourism) 40211

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2 years)

Use your business management and marketing expertise to help develop sustainable, community-based tourism in Timor-Leste.  Timor Adventures needs a volunteer with strong mentoring skills to build organisational capacity across a range of areas, including business... View full listing

Business Development Adviser - Commercialisation (40899)

Closing 28 May 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Apply your business acumen to help establish the commercial arm of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) and help to revitalise the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. SROS, established in 2006, was specifically set... View full listing

Business Development Adviser - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 28 May 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

Co-operatives Adviser - Agriculture (40909)

Closing 28 May 2017

Bougainville Short Term (6-months)

Help improve the economic and social well-being of cocoa-faring families in Bougainville, by fostering co-operatives, production efficiencies and engagement with markets. With a strong focus on organisational development, you will be working closely with CARE... View full listing

Commercial Fishing Training Adviser (40829)

Closing 28 May 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

Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 28 May 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills and help New Dawn FM to produce quality audio-visual programming that supports open and informed discussion of political and social issues in Bougainville. Primarily, the Communications Adviser will provide training and mentoring to... View full listing

Data and Information Management Adviser 40875

Closing 28 May 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (1 Year)

Assist the Farm Support Association make the most of their data and technology to support agricultural initiatives in Vanuatu. The Farm Support Association (FSA) runs important programmes to help small farm holders improve crop... View full listing

Diabetes Nursing Adviser (40847)

Closing 28 May 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (12-18 months)

Share your experience with Nonga Hospital staff to improve their capacity to diagnose, treat, and prevent diabetes. Nonga hospital staff need the support of a volunteer to strengthen their skills and knowledge around... View full listing

Doctor (3537)

Closing 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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

Finance Mentor (40901)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Work with CC Business Solutions (CCBS) and use your financial expertise to up-skill finance officers. CC Business Solutions provides audit, financial management, and general business services to a range of organisations in both the... View full listing

Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 28 May 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

Food Technologist (40895)

Closing 28 May 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year / flexible arrangements*)

Share your technical knowledge and support Arawa Fresh Produce Ltd research the feasibility of increased agricultural produce in Bougainville. Established in 2016, Arawa Fresh Produce (AFP) is helping to connect coffee and pepper growers... View full listing

Geotechnical Adviser (40907)

Closing 28 May 2017

Fiji Long Term (2 years)

Apply your technical expertise to enable geothermal energy development as a clean and renewable source of energy in the Pacific. In this dynamic assignment, you will be working closely with the Pacific Community’s (SPC)... View full listing

Horticultural Trainer (40838)

Closing 28 May 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Use your horticulture experience to strengthen organic production systems and socio-economic development opportunities for small farming families. Many farmers in Samoa are in need of support to improve crop production of fruits, vegetables, and... View full listing

Horticulture Adviser (40818)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1 Year)

Mentor local Oxfam staff to help farmers learn best-practice agriculture techniques, and improve sustainable production and income security. Oxfam Timor-Leste are seeking a volunteer with expertise in agriculture* to help improve agricultural training methods and... View full listing

Horticulture Business Development Adviser (40832)

Closing 28 May 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

Lab Technologist (40821)

Closing 28 May 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Help improve food security and sustainable fisheries management in PNG by establishing quality laboratory services at the National Fisheries College. In this hands-on assignment, you will assist staff to set-up laboratory equipment and perform... View full listing

Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 28 May 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 Adviser, Solomon Islands (40826)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Apply your legal skills to strengthen the legal mandate and legislative capability of the Solomon Islands Statistics Office (SINSO). A recent review of statistics legislation and data sharing capacity in Solomon Islands has highlighted... View full listing

Library and Community Engagement Adviser (40203)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Inspire others and share a love of learning through improving and expanding community library services. The Xanana Gusmão Dili Reading Room (XGRR) encourages life long learning and pride in Timorese cultural history in a welcoming... View full listing

Marketing, Communications, and Fundraising Adviser (40911)

Closing 28 May 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Work alongside the Elwood J Euart Association to help increase publicity, promotion and fundraising activities for the South Pacific WWII Museum project. Building on the work of the VSA Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Strategist,... View full listing

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 28 May 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Work with the National Fisheries College to maximise the potential of their new event space by establishing a Media and Communications Centre. The college has recently built a new auditorium/amphitheatre and they now require... View full listing

New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter (40898)

Closing 28 May 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (1-year)

Support VSA's Deaf Issues and Development Adviser by providing interpretation services between the volunteer and all other stakeholders.  For almost a year, the VSA Sign Language Interpreter has been working alongside the VSA Deaf... View full listing

Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 28 May 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

Organisational Development and Advocacy Adviser (40204)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Work with The National Alliance for Tobacco Prevention to strengthen financial and administrative management skills for improved project performance. The Alliance* was established in 2014, with the Tobacco Prevention project beginning in 2016. The... View full listing

Organisational Development Mentor (40202)

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Help advance local and international business growth and opportunities in Timor-Leste and make a difference to sustainable economic development. TradeInvest is the public authority tasked with promoting, coordinating and supporting private investment and re-investment in... View full listing

Project Development Adviser (40910)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Help the Solomon Islands Association of Community Learning Centres to support the community development by strengthening staff project management and proposal writing skills. In this hands-on assignment, you will work closely with the Project Coordinator... View full listing

Property Development and Management Adviser (40190)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Help transform an under-utilised portfolio into strong investment opportunities - allow the church to continue their good works throughout Melanesia. The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM’s) needs the help of an experienced Property Development... View full listing

Provincial Planning Adviser (40056)

Closing 28 May 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (1-year)

Help improve provincial planning in Sanma Province to support better service provision and economic development opportunities in rural communities. The Sanma Provincial Government recently launched their Strategic Development Plan 2017-2026. Based on wide public consultations... View full listing

Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 28 May 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

Sports Development Adviser (40185)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Help shape Honiara’s sporting future and encourage sports participation as the city prepares to host the 2023 Pacific Games. Despite demand within the community for increased sport and recreational activities, many municipal sporting facilities remain... View full listing

Technical and Production Adviser (40889)

Closing 28 May 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Apply your technical skills to improve organisational capacity and technical understanding at a new agro-processing facility. Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) aims to become a self-sufficient social enterprise dedicated to supporting the socio-economic development... View full listing

TESOL Adviser, 40848

Closing 28 May 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2 years)

Strengthen TESOL capability and programmes at the ICFP teacher training college and enhance education across communities Instituto Católico Para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) established in 2000 is the main institute offering the Bachelor of... View full listing

Tourism Development Adviser (40864)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Promote regional tourism development in stunning Isabel Province and increase livelihood opportunities for local tourism operators. In partnership with the Isabel Provincial Government, you will be working closely with the Tourism Officer to train and... View full listing

Trail Development Adviser, (40883)

Closing 28 May 2017

Samoa Short Term (6-9 months )

Work with National Parks and Reserves staff to improve trails and sustainably manage the Mt Vaea Scenic Reserve and Robert Louis Stevenson Reserve. Parks and Reserves have requested the support of a Trail Development... View full listing

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 28 May 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

Support Solo Enviro Beautification (SEB) to enhance Honiara’s landscape through the development of urban landscape designs. The Urban Landscaping designer will train and mentor SEB staff to produce designs and gardens suitable for an... View full listing

Veterinarian (40138)

Closing 28 May 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 28 May 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

Water Engineer (40162)

Closing 28 May 2017

Cook Islands Short Term (6-months )

Apply your civil engineering skills, working alongside the Cook Islands government to improve water supply systems. Building on the work of three previous VSA Water Engineers, you will provide technical support to relevant... View full listing

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