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Advocacy and Communications Officer (40952)

Closing 29 Oct 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 (40935)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Air Traffic Control Adviser (40858)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Help establish positive control services at Honiara International Airport and Munda Airport, to improve air traffic control services. Air Traffic Services (ATS) Solomon Islands currently provides only flight information services, but the Ministry of Communications... View full listing

Architect (40955)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Kiribati Long Term (1-year)

A unique opportunity to use your architectural experience to support environmentally sustainable construction in Kiribati. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energys (MISE) has limited resources or trained architects and have recently been tasked with... View full listing

Business & Marketing Adviser (40891)

Closing 29 Oct 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 - Shipyard (40201)

Closing 29 Oct 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 29 Oct 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 29 Oct 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

Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Communications Specialist (40972)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (18-months)

Use your communications expertise to support Solomon’s Islands to strengthen its water resources to adapt to the impact of climate change. This important role is in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).... View full listing

Construction Trainer (40936)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Use your trade experience to build the construction skills and knowledge of trainers at the Claret Training Centre and increase the number of qualified construction workers in Timor-Leste. In this rewarding assignment, you will... View full listing

Creative Arts Therapy Mentor (40822)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-year)

Share your skills and experience to help communities work through trauma and make a positive difference in the lives families in Lautem District.   Previous arts-based trauma recovery projects have had very positive outcomes for... View full listing

Education Adviser (Research) - 40828

Closing 29 Oct 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

Education Adviser (Resource Development) (40957)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (1-Year)

Contribute to high quality, easily accessible education resources for children, families and teachers in Timor-Leste. Lafaek Learning Media needs a volunteer to help improve its education offering of educational magazines across Timor-Leste. Lafaek is a 5-year... View full listing

English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Family Sexual Violence Specialist (40827)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year (negotiable))

Share your expertise with Family Support Centres in Bougainville to strengthen effective medical and wrap-around service provision. Although referral pathways are working in Bougainville, there is a real need among service providers to improve... View full listing

Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 29 Oct 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 29 Oct 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 Technologist (40895)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Human Resource Mentor (40926)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Long Term (18-24 months )

Work with CC Business Solutions and use your HR skills to improve the policies, procedures and practices of their partners across Timor-Leste. CC Business Solutions work with organisations from the public, private and non-profit... View full listing

Hydrogeologist (groundwater) Adviser (40870)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Share your expertise with the Department of Water Resources to strengthen hydrogeological capability and support community resilience to water-related risks. Approximately 70% of the rural population is reliant on rainwater harvesting systems to meet... View full listing

Infrastructure Standards and Policy Adviser (Engineering) (40927)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (6-months)

Help improve education infrastructure in Solomon Islands. VSA needs a qualified engineer who has experience in standards development to work with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD). This assignment involves ensuring... View full listing

Lab Technologist (40821)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Learning and Development Adviser (40965)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Long Term (2-years)

Use your human resources experience to enable World Vision Solomon Islands to deliver development, humanitarian and advocacy projects across the islands. Working closely with the People & Culture team you will carry out a... View full listing

Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 29 Oct 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 (40826)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Mathematics Teaching Adviser (40922)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Multimedia Adviser (40149)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Newsroom and Editorial Adviser (40953)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands Short Term (6-months)

Use your editorial experience to build the skills of staff and young graduates across three Isles Media newspapers. In this rewarding assignment, you will have the opportunity to build the media skills of... View full listing

Nurse Adviser (40124)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Nursing School Education & Management Adviser (40932)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Bougainville Long Term (1-year)

Make an impact on nursing education in Bougainville by sharing your skills with the Arawa School of Nursing. Building on the work of the current VSA volunteer, you will help to strengthen professional... View full listing

Property Management and Development Adviser (40190)

Closing 29 Oct 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 29 Oct 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

Provincial Water Sector Adviser (North) (40992)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Share your technical skills to support communities in Vanuatu achieve 100% access to safely managed drinking water by 2030. There are a number of coordination challenges in the Vanuatu water sector including, fragmented project... View full listing

Provincial Water Sector Adviser (South) (41002)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Vanuatu Long Term (2-years)

Share your technical skills to support communities in Vanuatu achieve 100% access to safely managed drinking water by 2030. There are a number of coordination challenges in the Vanuatu water sector including, fragmented project... View full listing

Radio Broadcasting Technical Adviser (40963)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Timor-Leste Short Term (4-months)

Strengthen the broadcasting and production skills of Pixelasia M3 Radio staff to effectively troubleshoot technical challenges and produce engaging content. Pixelasia’s M3 Radio station is in urgent need of a technical upgrade, including a... View full listing

Records Management Adviser (40167)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Solid Waste Management Coordinator (40976)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Cook Islands Short Term (6-months)

Assist the Cook Islands achieve ‘zero waste to landfill’ through effective solid waste initiatives and help support a sustainable future. In this dynamic role, you will be assisting Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) to implement... View full listing

Special Education Adviser (40915)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Special Education Adviser - Primary Education (40969)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Samoa Long Term (1-year)

Support positive inclusion and education of school age students with disabilities in Samoa. Loto Taumafai Society is committed to meeting the learning needs and address barriers to education for children with disabilities. It is... View full listing

Technical and Production Adviser (40889)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Tertiary Training Development Adviser (40131)

Closing 29 Oct 2017

Cook Islands Long Term (2-years)

Work alongside the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute to deliver relevant training programmes that meet the needs of Cook Islands industry. In this rewarding assignment, you will assist staff to carry out a training... View full listing

TESOL Adviser (40848)

Closing 29 Oct 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

TESOL Adviser (40925)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Tourism & Hospitality Trainer (40912)

Closing 29 Oct 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

Website Developer (Community Forestry Project) (3487)

Closing 29 Oct 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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