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Agriculture Adviser (40818)

Closing 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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

Commercial Fishing Training Adviser (40829)

Closing 30 Jul 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

Data and Information Management Adviser 40875

Closing 30 Jul 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

Dietician / Nutritionist Adviser (40846)

Closing 30 Jul 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

Doctor (3537)

Closing 30 Jul 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

English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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

Fundraising Strategist (40868)

Closing 16 Jul 2017

Vanuatu Short Term (8 to 12 weeks)

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

GeoTechnical Adviser (40907)

Closing

Fiji Long Term (2 years)

************************************* Applications for this round have now closed *************************************  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... View full listing

Horticulture Adviser (40818)

Closing 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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

Technical and Production Adviser (40889)

Closing

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

************************************ Applications for this round have now closed *************************************   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... View full listing

Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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 Engineer (40162)

Closing

Cook Islands Short Term (6-months )

************************************* Applications are now closed for this round **************************************** 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... View full listing

Website Developer (Community Forestry Project) (3487)

Closing 30 Jul 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

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