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Agriculture Adviser (40818)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 and Marketing Mentor (Tourism) 40211

Closing 23 Apr 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 - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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

Diabetes Nursing Adviser (40847)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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

Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 (40818)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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

Jewellery Making Adviser - 40887

Closing 23 Apr 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (6-months)

Work at the Technical Institute of Malaita, supporting students with jewellery design and production - creating economic opportunities by connecting their goods to buyers/retailers. The Institute’s School of Gemology and Jewellery offers diplomas for students... View full listing

Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 Adviser (40189)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Property Development and Management Adviser (40190)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Registered Dietician / Nutritionist Adviser (40846)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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

Strategic Planning Adviser (40890)

Closing 23 Apr 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (3-months)

Share your strategic planning experience with the Solomon Islands Built Environment Professionals Association (SIBEPA) to reinforce their work and enable greater funding opportunities. In this short-term assignment, you will be working collaboratively with Association staff... View full listing

TESOL Adviser, 40848

Closing 23 Apr 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

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 23 Apr 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

Urban WASH Project Adviser (40127)

Closing 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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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