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Advocacy and Communications Officer (40952)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (9 to 12 months)

Use your advocacy experience to achieve better health outcomes for communities by working alongside World Vision PNG to address poor water and sanitation conditions. In this hands-on assignment you will work closely with... View full listing

Agriculture Adviser (40818)

Closing 27 Aug 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

Agriculture Adviser (40935)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Share your farming experience to help strengthen the skills and knowledge of agriculture trainers through the Claret Agriculture Program in Salele, Timor-Leste. The Claret Training Centre is a mid-level vocational skills school and a... View full listing

Business & Marketing Adviser (40891)

Closing 27 Aug 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 Development Adviser - Commercialisation (40899)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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

Business Process Improvement Mentor (40894)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Share your business acumen to help promote, train and support Timorese entrepreneurs and sustainable development. The Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial (IADE) has requested the support of a VSA volunteer to help... View full listing

Business Skills Trainer (40893)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Utilise your business skills to develop and deliver business training courses and support economic development opportunities for Timorese. The Instituto De Apoio ao Dezenvolvimento Empresarial (IADE) provides business courses, coaching and counselling services to help... View full listing

Co-operatives Adviser - Agriculture (40909)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Bougainville Short Term (6-months)

*************************************** This assignment is no longer under recruitment ************************************ Help improve the economic and social well-being of cocoa-farming families in Bougainville, by fostering co-operatives, production efficiencies and engagement with markets. With a strong focus on organisational development,... View full listing

Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 27 Aug 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

Concrete Block Layer/Maker (40177)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Bougainville Short Term (3-months)

Share your concrete block 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), you... View full listing

Doctor (3537)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 Technologist (40895)

Closing 27 Aug 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

Horticultural Trainer (40838)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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

Human Resources and Administration Adviser (40917)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-2 years)

Help advance administration and human resources processes for the Honiara City Council (HCC) and make a difference to the effective management of the city. This challenging but rewarding role involves assessing the council’s administration... View full listing

Lab Technologist (40821)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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

Mathematics Teaching Adviser (40922)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Inspire others and help improve the quality of mathematics education for trainee maths teachers across the East New Britain. Papua New Guinea has a widespread low level of mathematics achievement which affects the numerical... View full listing

Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser (40908)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Use your skills to develop and implement a monitoring & evaluation framework to enhance agroforestry and community development opportunities in Timor-Leste. Working alongside key staff at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) office in Dili,... View full listing

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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

Nutrition Programme Adviser (40900)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Tonga Long Term (1-year)

Help improve the health and well-being of primary school students through education on the benefits of healthy eating under the ‘Give me Five’ project. Mai e Nima (Give me 5) is the Tongan... View full listing

Organisational Development Mentor (40202)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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 Management and Development Adviser (40190)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1-year)

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

Provincial Planning Adviser (40056)

Closing 27 Aug 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

Quality Assurance Adviser (40904)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Tonga Long Term (2-years)

Use your quality management expertise in tertiary settings to improve systems at the Tupou Tertiary Institute. In 2009 the Tonga National Quality & Accreditation Board (TNQAB) was established to ensure that tertiary education providers... View full listing

Special Education Adviser (40915)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills with Callan Services and help deliver better education services to children with disabilities.  In this rewarding assignment, you will be working alongside Callan staff to review existing education methodologies, tools and... View full listing

TESOL Adviser (40916), Divine Word University

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Inspire others and help improve the quality of English language education for trainee primary school teachers at Divine Word University (DWU). DWU is a large, vibrant institute, that since 2015 has been running the... View full listing

TESOL Adviser (40918), St. Peter Chanel

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year with option to extend to 18 months)

Inspire others to improve the quality of English language education for trainee teachers at St. Peter Chanel Catholic College of Secondary Education. St. Peter Chanel an innovative, new training institution established by the Catholic... View full listing

TESOL Adviser (40925), VATSS

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Long Term (1 year)

Inspire others and help enhance English language education at Vunabosco Agro Technical Secondary School (VATSS). VATSS is proud to be an inclusive secondary school offering a second chance to over 500 day and... View full listing

TESOL Adviser, 40848

Closing 27 Aug 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 & Hospitality Trainer (40912)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 to 2 years (flexible))

Apply your hospitality skills at the newly established Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and help prepare students for work within the Solomon Islands tourism sector. In this dynamic assignment, you will work with... View full listing

Tourism Development Adviser (40864)

Closing 27 Aug 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

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 27 Aug 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 27 Aug 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

Website Developer (Community Forestry Project) (3487)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Papua New Guinea Short Term (4 - 6 months)

Work with the Forest Management & Product Certification Service (FORCERT) to develop a web presence that generates interest and funding to enable community development. Working closely with relevant FORCERT staff you will help... View full listing

Women’s Economic Empowerment Adviser (40931)

Closing 27 Aug 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (2-years)

Work with UN Women and help invigorate the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme and deliver improved outcomes for women and girls in Timor-Leste. In this dynamic assignment you will assist to strengthen the WEE... View full listing

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