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Featured Positions

Closing 15 May 2016

Food Product Development Adviser (40085)


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... View full listing

Closing 15 May 2016

Agriculture Production Adviser (40126)


Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

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... View full listing

Closing 15 May 2016

Urban WASH Project Adviser - Papua New Guinea (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


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Administration Adviser (40071)

Closing 15 May 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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Disaster Risk Reduction Officer (40123)

Closing 15 May 2016

Vanuatu Community Development Long Term (2 years)

Support World Vision Vanuatu to better prepare communities and institutions in Sanma Province for disasters. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer who has: Advanced degree in disaster risk reduction or...
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Lecturer - Animal Science (3501)

Closing 15 May 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 15 May 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 Landscaper (40130)

Closing 15 May 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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Communications and Technical Adviser, Papua New Guinea (40149)

Closing 15 May 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Work with the National Fisheries College to produce quality audio visual educational resources and materials. The volunteer will work with staff to establish a Media and Communications centre at the National Fisheries College....
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Farm Business Adviser (3502)

Closing 15 May 2016

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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Ultrasound Trainer (40143)

Closing 15 May 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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Database and Information Management Adviser (40101)

Closing 15 May 2016

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Assist the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) to effectively use client and business information to increase efficiency and its engagement with the private sector. The Volunteer will support the development of information management policies...
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Events Management and Marketing Coach (40064)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support Pixelasia to provide international standard event management and audio visual services. The Events Management and Marketing Coach will work with staff to review existing event management processes, and will support the development of...
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Management Adviser (40052)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Sentru Treinamentu Vokasional Juventude (STVJ) Comoro is strengthened to deliver sustainable community-based vocational courses which promote youth employment in Timor-Leste. The Management Adviser will work closely with members of the management team and project co-ordinators...
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Training and Events Adviser (Business) (40153)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1-2 years)

Work with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) to deliver services that support local businesses. The Training and Events Adviser will work closely with CCI-TL staff to ensure the timely and...
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Business Adviser (3339)

Closing 15 May 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with the Office of the Registrar of Co-operatives and Business Development Services (ORCBDS) to strengthen business activities in rural areas of Vanuatu. The Business Adviser will be developing business training activities with the...
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Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 15 May 2016

Papua New Guinea Health 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 student and professional nurses and midwives. The diocese...
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Veterinarian (40125)

Closing 15 May 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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Agriculture Resource Centre Management Adviser (3513)

Closing 15 May 2016

Papua New Guinea Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Work with Ramoaina Technical High School to the growth of a range of food crops that are resilient to the effects of climate change and support local communities. This has involved the construction...
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Food Product Development Adviser (40085)

Closing 15 May 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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Legal Adviser(s) (40049)

Closing 15 May 2016

Solomon Islands Governance Long Term (2 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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Network/Systems Adviser (3036)

Closing 15 May 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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Landscaping Adviser (3480)

Closing 15 May 2016

Samoa Environment Long Term (1 Year)

Work with the Samoa Tourisim 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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English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Education Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Dili Institute of Technology 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 for...
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Provincial Planning Adviser (40056)

Closing 15 May 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the Sanma Provincial Government to improve planning process that facilitate economic development and service provision to rural populations.  The Planning Adviser will work with the Sanma Planning and Policy Division to improve organisational...
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Horticultural Management Adviser (3366)

Closing 15 May 2016

Bougainville Economic Development Short Term (9 months)

Assist the Rotokas Fresh Produce Group 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 vegetables...
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Web Development Adviser (3487)

Closing 15 May 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 15 May 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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Automotive Trainer (40113)

Closing 15 May 2016

Kiribati Education Long Term (1 year)

Work with the Kiribati Institute of Technology to improve the quality of automotive training. There is an urgent need for automotive lecturers to receive long-term mentoring and professional support. The volunteer will develop training plans...
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Planning Adviser (40017)

Closing 15 May 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Short Term (6 months)

Work with Torba Provincial Government to facilitate the delivery of public services and grow revenue through improved planning processes. The Planning Adviser will assess the current capacity of Torba Provincial Planning Unit and Torba...
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Legal Adviser (40032)

Closing 15 May 2016

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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ICT Support and Training Adviser (40146)

Closing 15 May 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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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 15 May 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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Business Development Adviser (40065)

Closing 15 May 2016

Vanuatu Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

Support the Vinmavis Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (VOVCO) Co-operative to improve livelihoods for women and families through increased sales and revenue for members. The Business Development Adviser will focus on developing a range of...
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Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Nazareth Foundation to develop small business initiatives that support and provide employment for people with disabilities. The Small Business Adviser will work closely with Nazareth Foundation Staff, and will build their capacity...
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Organisational Development Mentor (40103)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year, with the option to extend by mutual agreement)

Work with Many Hands International (MHI) to strengthen operational and management capabilities that support professional and sustainable operations. MHI is seeking to increase the capacity of local staff with the aim of becoming increasingly...
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Education Adviser (40050)

Closing 15 May 2016

Timor-Leste Education Long Term (1 year (with the option to extend by mutual agreement))

Support Lafaek staff in the production of quality magazines which contribute to improved learning outcomes for children and low literate adults. The volunteer will work with the Lafaek staff to develop appropriate quality educational...
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Operations Management Adviser (40121)

Closing 15 May 2016

Bougainville Community Development Long Term (One year)

Assist the Mabiri Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre (the Centre) to strengthen operations and management capacity. There are currently no gazetted facilities for juvenile offenders, male or female, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB). Juvenile...
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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser (40053)

Closing 15 May 2016

Bougainville Governance Long Term (2 years)

Assist the Bureau of Public Affairs, Media and Communications (the Bureau) effectively monitor and evaluate their programmes.  The Monitoring and Evaluation adviser will work closely with Bureau staff to develop a monitoring and evaluation...
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Agriculture Production Adviser (40126)

Closing 15 May 2016

Tonga Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

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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Curriculum Development Adviser (3534)

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Vanuatu Education Long Term

* This assignment is no longer in recruitment. We apologise for any inconvenience*   
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WASH Adviser, Vanuatu (3423)

Closing 15 May 2016

Partnerships Programme Health Long Term (1 year, with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement)

Work with ADRA to provide access to safe water and sanitation for communities in SANMA and PENAMA provinces. For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with: Practical experience laying PE and...
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Urban WASH Project Adviser - Papua New Guinea (40127)

Closing 15 May 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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