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All VSA’s volunteering assignments are based on our principle of skills-sharing - committed volunteers from Aotearoa New Zealand working alongside committed local people. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from accountants and lawyers, to carpenters and eco-tourism operators.

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Closing 16 Aug 2015

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Adviser (40035)


Bougainville Health Short Term (3 months)

Assist the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre to develop and implement sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education programmes for men. The Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Adviser will train male advocates to engage in... View full listing

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Business Development Adviser (3518)


Tonga Economic Development Long Term (18 months)

Work with the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) Business Centre to provide sustainable business opportunities to youth. The Business Development Adviser will support TNYC to mentor youth to develop sustainable social enterprises. The volunteer will... View full listing


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Maritime Adviser (40007)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist with the development and implementation of maritime policy that supports Tonga's obligations to the International Maritime Organisation.   We are seeking a volunteer with: Qualification/s in a relevant field, preferably in maritime law...
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Computer Training Adviser (3538)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Vanuatu Education Long Term (1 year)

Support Torgil Rural Training Centre to deliver computer technology training that increases livelihood opportunities for students and their communities. The Computer Training Adviser will work with Torgil RTC staff to establish the Computer Centre. This...
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Doctor (3537)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Papua New Guinea Health Long Term (1 year)

Support St Mary’s Hospital to provide health services that meet the needs of residents in East New Britain. The doctor will provide support to staff at the hospital through the provision of clinical...
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Management Adviser (40014)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Vanuatu Community Development Long Term (1 year)

Strengthen the management capacity at Malakula Kaljoral Senta (MKS) to better promote and preserve the cultural heritage of MALAMPA province. Malakula is one of the most diverse islands in the world with a very...
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Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the National Agricultural Research Institute to improve farming technologies. The volunteer will implement a business plan for the NARI regional centres that will allow the centres to increase income generating farming activities. The...
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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Solomon Islands Long Term (1 year)

Support the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening with the implementation of infrastructure projects. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: A degree in Quantity Surveying with three years' work experience...
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Nautical Officer Training Instructor (3334)

Closing 19 Jul 2015

Kiribati Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Marine Training Centre (MTC) to deliver Nautical Officer courses. MTC is a government education institution that sits under the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development. MTC provides training to young...
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Construction Adviser (3539)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Timor-Leste Economic Development Short Term (9 months)

Work with Community Housing Limited to build socially, economically and environmentally sustainable houses. For this assignment we are seeking: A minimum of five years of experience in construction/building (carpentry and masonry skills) An ability...
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Sign Language Training Adviser (3364)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Sanma Frangipani Association to support people with disabilities to achieve maximum independence. The Sign Language Training Adviser will work with staff to research and write training modules for the Vanuatu...
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National Building Code Adviser (3236)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Ministry for Infrastructure and Development (MID) to facilitate the professional and technical update of the current National Building Code (NBC). The volunteer will coordinate the review of the current NBC and organise...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with Ramoaina Technical High School to effectively manage their agriculture centre. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience of managing and operating small to medium size enterprises Agricultural experience...
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Management Adviser (3512)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Papua New Guinea Education Long Term (2 years)

Support Callan Services to efficiently manage special education centres. For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Management experience in an appropriate setting including developing and implementing strategic and operational plans Financial management...
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Legal Adviser(s) (3544)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (Two years)

Work with the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) to support provincial government systems and good governance through the provision of legal services. The Legal Adviser(s) will provide advice and assistance to ensure...
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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Adviser (40035)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Bougainville Health Short Term (3 months)

Assist the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre to develop and implement sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education programmes for men. The Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Adviser will train male advocates to engage in...
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Pearl Artisan Trainer (3457)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the development of the pearl industry in Tonga through the production of a diverse range of quality pearl products. Pearl farming has been identified as having the potential to be one of Tonga’s...
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Legal Trainer (40023)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Samoa Governance Long Term (2 years)

Support staff at the Samoa Law Reform Commission to strengthen their legal skills through ongoing training and mentoring.  For this role we are seeking a volunteer with:  A Bachelor of Laws Eight years’...
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Marketing Adviser (3527)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Samoa Community Development Long Term (Two years)

Work with the Pacific Water and Waste Association (PWWA) to promote its work through marketing activities. The Marketing Adviser will review and implement new marketing strategies, procedures and policies and will provide training to...
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Legal Adviser (40032)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

 Assist the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) to comply with relevant legislation through the provision of sound legal advice. The Legal Adviser will review current ordinances and will recommend potential amendments to the GPG. The...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the staff of the Division of Communications and Media to build the capacity of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) website and establish an intranet for its various divisions. This assignment is designed...
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Marine Engineering Training Instructor (3333)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Kiribati Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the Marine Training Centre (MTC) to develop and deliver Marine Engineer Officer courses. MTC is a government education institution that sits under the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development. MTC provides training...
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Planning Administration Adviser (40031)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Kiribati Economic Development Long Term (One Year)

Work with the Land Management Division (LMD) to increase efficiency through improved administration systems and processes. The Planning Administration Adviser will assess the current administration processes, identify and adapt systems and processes to improve efficiency...
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Business Development Adviser (3518)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (18 months)

Work with the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) Business Centre to provide sustainable business opportunities to youth. The Business Development Adviser will support TNYC to mentor youth to develop sustainable social enterprises. The volunteer will...
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Violence Against Women Prevention Officer (40029)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Timor-Leste Community Development Long Term (2 years)

 Support the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) to strengthen the skills and expertise of government and civil society in their efforts to address violence against...
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Management and Administration Adviser (40034)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Papua New Guinea Long Term (2 years)

 Assist East New Britain Counselling Services to effectively manage their management and administration processes. The Management Adviser will undertake a review of existing management and administrative capacities, and will work with ENB Counselling Services staff...
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Sales and Marketing Adviser (40033)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support Timorese women in the promotion and sale of local products. The Sales and Marketing Adviser will work with Hamahon Feto Timor (HAFOTI) to update existing communications and marketing material that promote and the...
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Business Mentoring Adviser (40016)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build the capacity of the private sector in Vanuatu by strengthening mentoring programmes. The Business Mentoring Adviser will promote entrepreneurship through quality business training...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 16 Aug 2015

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Strengthen the labour-based contracting industry in the Solomon Islands to provide economic opportunities for rural communities. This role involves working with local labour-based contractors to improve their roading skills, and provide support in all areas...
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