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Closing 18 May 2014

Doctor (3407)


Papua New Guinea Health Long Term (1 year)

Work with St Mary’s Hospital to provide quality health care for the residents of East New Britain. St Mary’s Hospital was founded in the 1930s through the efforts of the German Missionary Sisters... View full listing

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Teuila Festival and SIDS Conference Support Roles


Samoa Economic Development Short Term (2 - 5 months)

Samoa Tourism Authority and VSA would like to fill a range of volunteer roles to help ensure that Samoa hosts a successful Teuila Festival and United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States... View full listing


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Livestock & Farm Marketing Adviser (3366)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Rotokas Fresh Produce Group (RFPG) to produce quality agricultural products to sell in markets around Bougainville. The Rotokas area produces high quality fresh produce and has a climatic and local advantage growing...
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Reproductive Health Commodity Security Coordinator (3310)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Health Long Term (1 year)

Work with the National Medical Stores to ensure that reproductive health commodities are delivered efficiently. This is a one year assignment based in Honiara.
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Market Adviser (3155)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Agriculture Research & Technical Centre to identify market opportunities. This is a one year assignment based in Santo.
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Research and Information Systems Adviser (3156)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Agricultural Research & Technical Centre to organise and present research data. This is a one year assignment based in Santo.
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Administration and Finance Adviser (3415)

Closing 18 May 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the Sentru Treinamentu Vokasional Juventude with the delivery of community based vocational courses. This is a one year assignment based in Dili.
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Business Adviser (3339)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives and Business Development Services to promote sustainable business growth in rural areas of Vanuatu. This is a two year assignment based in Ambae.
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National Building Code Adviser (3236)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Solomon Islands Built Environment Professionals Association (SIBEPA) 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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Education Adviser (3320)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with World Vision to support education projects in the Solomon Islands. The Education Adviser will work with World Vision to support The Ministry of Education Resource Development, with the provision of building stakeholder...
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Agribusiness Marketing Adviser (3226)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Support The East New Britain Women and Youth in Agriculture (ENBWYiA) Cooperative to effectively support its member organisations to operate economically viable and sustainable small business ventures. The Agricultural Marketing Adviser will assist ENBWYiA...
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Management Adviser (3417)

Closing 18 May 2014

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support Ba Futuru to increase leadership and organisational management capacity. This is a two year assignment based in Dili.
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Communications and Marketing Adviser (3384)

Closing 18 May 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated to promote services through the implementation of a Communications strategy. This a one year assignment based in Apia.
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Business Adviser (3441)

Closing 18 May 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Small Business Enterprise Centre to pilot a Recognition of Current Competence course and have it approved by the Samoan Qualifications Authority. This is a one year assignment based in...
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Machinist and Maintenance Adviser (3316)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist GS Model Construction (GSMC) with maintenance and repairs. GSMC is primarily a balsa wood processing and exporting company. They currently operate two balsa wood mills in East New Britain – one at Keravat...
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Urban Planner (3325)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Honiara City Council (HCC) to effectively manage and improve the urban environment in Honiara. HCC is a local government unit and serves as the administrative, educational and economic centre of...
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Agricultural Adviser (3153)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Vanuatu Agricultural Research & Technical Centre to increase economic development. This is a one year assignment based in Santo.
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Geotechnical Adviser (3309)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Environment Long Term (2 years)

Assist the government of Vanuatu, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, to support geothermal development. This is a two year assignment based in Port Vila.
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Physiotherapy Trainer (3306)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Health Long Term (2 years)

Support the Arawa Health Centre to deliver rehabilitative services. This is a two year assignment based in Arawa.
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Veterinarian (3113)

Closing 18 May 2014

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF) to ensure a sustainable livestock sector. The Veterinarian will work with staff from MAFFF to improve livestock services to the public, particularly on...
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Teacher (3340)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Bougainville Institute of Business and Technology to provide high-quality education for students. This is a one year assignment based in Buka.
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Early Childhood Education & Management Adviser (3367)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with Callan Services’ centres to run efficiently, enabling the promotion of early intervention education and disability services for disabled persons in Bougainville. This is a two year assignment based in Buka.
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Infrastructure Adviser (3279)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the planning and delivery of education infrastructure projects to improve the access, management and quality of education in the Solomon Islands. The Infrastructure Adviser will work with the Ministry of Education and Human...
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Technical Adviser (Natural Resources) (3276)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Support the development of resources at The School of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Solomon Islands National University. The volunteer will work with local staff to source appropriate technical software for the school and...
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Human Resource Development Mentor (3291)

Closing 18 May 2014

Timor-Leste Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) to implement human resource (HR) policies. The HR Resource Development Mentor will work with DIT to review existing HR systems and procedures, and implement changes in order...
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Business Development Adviser (3299)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) to strengthen the business activities of its members. SIWIBA was registered as a Charitable organisation in 2004. SIWIBA are looking for a Business Development Officer Volunteer...
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Doctor (3407)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Health Long Term (1 year)

Work with St Mary’s Hospital to provide quality health care for the residents of East New Britain. St Mary’s Hospital was founded in the 1930s through the efforts of the German Missionary Sisters...
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Legal Adviser (3238)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Support the Honiara City Council (HCC) to strengthen local legal processes. The volunteer will provide advice to the HCC staff, in current tenancy and land disputes, legal disputes, and policy development. We are seeking...
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Telephone Counselling Adviser (3381)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Community Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with ChildFund to design and establishment a telephone hotline for survivors of gender-based violence. The hotline will be the first service in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to have professional counsellors available 12...
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Business Adviser (3338)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives and Business Development Services to promote sustainable business growth in rural areas of Vanuatu. This is a two year assignment based in Santo.
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Nurse Adviser (3270)

Closing 18 May 2014

Tonga Health Long Term (2 years)

Work with The Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) to provide best practice health services to victims of domestic violence. Established in October 2009, the WCCC was pioneered by a group of women and...
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Business Development Adviser (3435)

Closing

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Poutasi Development Trust  to effectively carry out business activities. This is a two year assignment based in Upolu.
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Communications & Technical Adviser (3284)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Education Long Term (1 year)

Assist with the production of high quality educational resources for the National Fisheries College. The volunteer will work with NFC to source and install audio visual equipment to produce and publish educational materials, and...
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Beekeeping Adviser (3395)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Economic Development Short Term (6 months)

Work with the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre to build the capacity of a honey business. This is a 6 month assignment based in Honiara.
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Food Processing Adviser (3414)

Closing 18 May 2014

Tonga Economic Development Short Term (3 months)

Support the Nishi Foundation to increase Tonga’s agricultural export capacity. The Nishi Foundation was set up as a not-for-profit entity by the Managing Director of Nishi Trading. The aim of the Nishi Foundation is...
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Tourism Adviser (3444)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (6 - 12 months)

Work with Ropiko Beach Resort to manage business operations. This is assignment is based in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province and is for a period of 6 to 12 months
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Strategic Planning Adviser (Tourism) (3439)

Closing

Samoa Economic Development Short Term (3 months)

Support the Samoa Hotels Association to advise on the coordination, structure and planning of Samoan tourism organisations. This is a three month assignment based in Apia.
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Ending Violence Against Women Programme Coordinator, UN Women (3378)

Closing 18 May 2014

Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with UN Women to coordinate programmes aimed at Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW). Violence against women and girls in Pacific countries is among the highest in the world. UN Women is recognised...
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Tourism Adviser (3436)

Closing 18 May 2014

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Samoa Hotel Association to advise tourism providers on how to improve delivery of tourism and hospitality products. The volunteer’s role will be to provide input into a wider review of the tourism...
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Teuila Festival and SIDS Conference Support Roles

Closing

Samoa Economic Development Short Term (2 - 5 months)

Samoa Tourism Authority and VSA would like to fill a range of volunteer roles to help ensure that Samoa hosts a successful Teuila Festival and United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States...
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Economic Development Adviser, Myanmar (3313)

Closing 18 May 2014

New Zealand and Regional Partnerships Programme Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with World Vision to implement an economic and environmental livelihoods project. The Economic Development Adviser will assist World Vision Myanmar (WVM) with value chain analysis and development for goat, plum and groundnut value...
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Sign Language Training Adviser (3364)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Education Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Sanma Frangipani Association to support people with disabilities to achieve maximum independence and an optimal quality of life. This is a two year assignment based in Luganville.
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Tourism Marketing Adviser (Social Media) (3241)

Closing 18 May 2014

Vanuatu Long Term (1 year)

Support the Vanuatu Tourism Office to improve the desirability and accessibility of Vanuatu as a tourism destination, using social media and web based marketing initiatives. For this assignment the Tourism Marketing Adviser will work with...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 18 May 2014

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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Urban Planning Adviser (3130)

Closing 18 May 2014

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support sustainable urban development in Kimbe. The Urban Planning Adviser will work in consultation with the Provincial Administration, the urban authority, and local planners to review existing plans for Kimbe town and make suggestions...
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HR Development and Learning Adviser (3211)

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Timor-Leste Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Provide training and advice to the human resources team at ChildFund Timor-Leste. The volunteer will work with staff towards strengthening the HR function within ChildFund. This will include developing and implementing appropriate HR management...
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Maths Teacher (1613)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

Improve the teaching of mathematics at Asitavi High School in Bougainville. Asitavi High School first opened in 1960 as St. Mary's, Asitavi - a Catholic all-girls boarding school. It was one of the...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the staff of the Division of Communications and Media to further develop the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) website and establish an intranet for its divisions. This assignment is designed to follow on...
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Secondary Teacher Trainers (1908)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

Assist in the implementation and development of a new school curriculum. PNG Education Department implemented a new curriculum in 2007. This is an outcomes-based curriculum as used in New Zealand. This has been a...
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Secondary Principal Adviser (3008)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

Provide training and mentoring for secondary school principals. Hutjena Secondary School (HSS) was established in the 1950s on Buka Island.  It was closed in the early days of the crisis and reopened again in...
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School Leader Mentors (1926)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (1 or 2 years)

Work with school leaders in rural provinces to improve education standards. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is mandated to oversee, lead and develop educational services in the Solomon Islands. MEHRD...
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Management Adviser (3046)

Closing 18 May 2014

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Advise on management practises to ensure the Division of Local Level Government (LLG) has appropriate staffing, systems and policies in place to meet its organisational goals. The Bougainville Administration is currently under pressure to show...
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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Adviser (3205)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Health Long Term (1 to 2 years)

Improve hygiene practices and access to water and sanitation facilities in Solomon Island communities. The volunteer will support the implementation of best practice water supply, sanitation and hygiene programmes, and ensure community partners have...
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Education Authority Advisers (3231)

Closing 18 May 2014

Solomon Islands Education Long Term (2 years)

Strengthen educational practices in the Solomon Islands. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is mandated to oversee, lead and develop educational services in the Solomon Islands. Education Authorities receive operational grants...
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