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Featured Positions

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Urban WASH Project Adviser (40127)


Papua New Guinea Community Development Long Term (1 year)

Support World Vision to address poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and improve the health of households in Hanuabada. This assignment aims to improve solid waste management, connect households to reliable, cost-recovered safe water, drive... View full listing

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Analytical Chemist (40159)


Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (One-year)

Support the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) to improve sustainable agriculture and food security in Papua New Guinea by strengthening operational practices and the application of analytical methods. The volunteer will work closely with... View full listing

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Gender Governance Specialist (40168)


Partnerships Programme Governance Long Term (1-year)

Work with the UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office to enhance gender mainstreaming in the Pacific, by providing technical advice and advocacy regarding Women in Politics. With a major focus on increasing women’s participation in decision-making,... View full listing

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Plumber (40176)


Partnerships Programme Health Short Term (6-months)

Apply your technical skills to help improve the drinking water supply of communities on Kiritimati Island. The volunteer will assist Water and Sanitation Division staff to address leaks and wastage to increase the sustainability... View full listing


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Cultural Centre Oral Historian (40041)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Bougainville Community Development Short Term (6 months)

Work with Haus Stori to establish and promote an effective and efficient cultural centre. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Extensive experience collecting, recording and publishing oral histories Cataloguing and...
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Road Transport Board Adviser (40166)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Solomon Islands Governance Short Term (6-months)

Support the Road Transport Board to improve traffic conditions in Honiara, through the review, design and implementation of effective road transport policies and systems. The volunteer will assist the RTB to design and implement road...
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Health Services and Nursing School Management Adviser (40160)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Bougainville Health Long Term (1 year )

Assist the Arawa Health Centre (AHC) and Arawa School of Nursing (SoN) to implement the Strategic Health Service Development Plan by developing systems and procedures that support effective organisational management. In this role the...
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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Papua New Guinea Education 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...
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Doctor (3537)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

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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Urban WASH Project Adviser (40127)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Papua New Guinea Community Development Long Term (1 year)

Support World Vision to address poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and improve the health of households in Hanuabada. This assignment aims to improve solid waste management, connect households to reliable, cost-recovered safe water, drive...
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Ultrasound Trainer (40143)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Vanuatu Health Short Term (6 weeks)

Assist staff at Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) in Luganville to use the clinic’s ultrasound equipment to diagnose patients with confidence. This assignment follows from the recent donation of ultrasound equipment to the VFHA...
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Veterinarian (40125)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Tonga Economic Development Short Term (4 months)

Support the Livestock Division of the Ministry of Food, Forestry and Fisheries to increase the welfare of animals in Tonga, and reduce the negative effects from animals on human health and the local...
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Management Adviser (40164)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Timor-Leste Governance Long Term (18-months)

Support Ba Futuru to implement their new strategic plan and create a nation free from violence by assisting staff to improve organisational management and leadership. The volunteer will work alongside managers and project coordinators...
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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

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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Climate Change Adaptation Project Adviser (40040)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Bougainville Community Development Short Term (9-months)

Assist the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Bougainville Disaster Office, by applying your skills to improve the quality of project implementation. Working closely with the Project Coordinator, the volunteer will support planning,...
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Project Management Adviser, Vanuatu (40140)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Partnerships Programme Health Long Term (2 years)

Support ADRA Vanuatu to manage water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects independently. The volunteer will work closely with the WASH Project Manager and Programme Director to build capacity in project management including planning, implementation...
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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Forest Management & Product Certification Service to make improvements to their website that generate increased interest and funding.  For this assignment we are looking for someone with: Experience designing and building...
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Social Business Adviser (40109)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support Empreza Di’ak to promote the development and growth of social businesses which lead to sustainable economic empowerment for the poor and vulnerable of Timor-Leste.  For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: ...
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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

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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Agriculture Production Adviser (40126)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support Tongan growers (GroFed) to increase the production of crops for export to New Zealand markets by strengthening production management and climate resilience strategies. The volunteer will develop a capacity building programme for GroFed...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adviser (40112)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Tonga Education Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Ocean of Light International School to improve information and communication technology resources and systems that support teaching and learning.  For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Bachelor’s degree in...
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Project Management Adviser (40187)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Solomon Islands Community Development Long Term (2-years)

Assist World Vision Solomon Islands to enhance the project management skills of staff and improve effective implementation of projects. The volunteer will undertake a needs assessment of staff project management skills, before developing and...
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Analytical Chemist (40159)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (One-year)

Support the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) to improve sustainable agriculture and food security in Papua New Guinea by strengthening operational practices and the application of analytical methods. The volunteer will work closely with...
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ICT Support and Training Adviser (40146)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Short Term (3-6 months)

Support Empreza Di’ak to strengthen service delivery by improving information storage and transmission. The assignment will focus on improving Empreza Di’ak’s capacity to organise and access its documentation. To achieve this, the volunteer will...
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Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Tonga Economic Development Short Term (6 months, with the possibility of extension)

 Support the Nishi Trading Foundation to improve agricultural supply chains and add value to agricultural products. The Food Product Development adviser will support the Nishi Trading Foundation to identify local produce that is suitable for...
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Brickmaking/Laying Educator (40177)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Bougainville Economic Development Short Term (Three-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...
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Records Management Adviser (40167)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Tonga Governance Long Term (One-year )

Assist Ministry of Justice staff to improve monitoring, cataloguing and archiving procedures to effectively manage national legal documentation and library resources. The volunteer will work closely with Supreme Court staff to develop organised systems...
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Water and Sanitation (WASH) Adviser (40145)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Partnerships Programme Health Long Term (2-years)

Support World Vision Timor-Leste to improve the health of children in Bacau District through increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. Working with World Vision staff and targeted communities to implement the...
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Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (1 year, with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement )

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...
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Cervical Cancer Screening Programme Adviser (40183)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Kiribati Health Short Term (9-months)

Support the Kiribati Family Health Association for improve cervical screening through strengthened service provision and inter-agency communication. Currently, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in I-Kiribati women, yet uptake...
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Administration Adviser (40071)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Papua New Guinea Community Development Long Term (18 Months)

Strengthen administrative systems within the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul that support its Lower Income Housing Scheme in Kokopo. The volunteer will work in conjunction with the Archdiocese Administrator to develop sound administrative systems and processes,...
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Office Management Adviser (40180)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (1-year)

Support the Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency (LNWDA) to promote social development in Bougainville through improved management and administrative processes. This is an opportunity for a volunteer to provide vital support to staff, as...
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Landscaping Adviser (3480)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Samoa Environment Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) to increase the positive profile of Samoa as a safe tourism and conference destination. The Landscaper will assist in ensuring the public spaces on Upolu and Savai’i...
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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

**** This assignment is no longer in recruitment **** Work with Ramoaina Technical High School to support the growth the of a range of food crops that are resilient to the effects of...
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Tourism Adviser (Research and Development) (40098)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the Regional Secretariat for Community Based Tourism to strengthen sustainable community tourism in Oe-Cusse Ambeno. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Experience working in tourism Knowledge of planning, monitoring and...
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Radio Programme Adviser (40181)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Solomon Islands Economic Development Short Term (3-months)

Use your broadcasting skills to support Big Maos Production Haus to launch their new radio station Bavara 104.1, in the Solomon Islands. Collaborating with the Big Maos team, the volunteer will assist with the...
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Gender Governance Specialist (40168)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Partnerships Programme Governance Long Term (1-year)

Work with the UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office to enhance gender mainstreaming in the Pacific, by providing technical advice and advocacy regarding Women in Politics. With a major focus on increasing women’s participation in decision-making,...
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Road Works Adviser (3228)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Solomon Islands Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

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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Plumber (40176)

Closing 14 Aug 2016

Partnerships Programme Health Short Term (6-months)

Apply your technical skills to help improve the drinking water supply of communities on Kiritimati Island. The volunteer will assist Water and Sanitation Division staff to address leaks and wastage to increase the sustainability...
View full listing

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