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Featured Positions

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 2016

Grants Field Officer (40170)


Bougainville Long Term (One-year)

Support World Vision Papua New Guinea to effectively implement, monitor and report on the Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP). This flagship projects seeks to enhance community resilience, livelihood and economic development opportunities in... View full listing

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 2016

Mental Health Programme Adviser (40132)


Kiribati Health Long Term (One-year)

Assist the MoH Mental Health Service, Te Meeria, to improve the mental health and well-being of people in Kiribati through the provision of inpatient/outpatient and community-based services. Building on the work of the previous... View full listing

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Special Education Adviser (40171)


Samoa Health Long Term (1-year)

­Assist Loto Taumafai to support people with disabilities by improving the quality of early intervention services and their accessibility for families. In this role the volunteer will work closely with Loto Taumafai staff to... View full listing


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Road Transport Board Adviser (40166)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (1 year)

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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Communications Adviser - Audio Visual (40172)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Bougainville Economic Development Long Term (One-year)

Assist New Dawn FM to produce quality audio and visual programming to support open and informed discussion of political and social issues in Bougainville. The Communications Adviser will assess the existing capacity of staff,...
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Grants Field Officer (40170)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Bougainville Long Term (One-year)

Support World Vision Papua New Guinea to effectively implement, monitor and report on the Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP). This flagship projects seeks to enhance community resilience, livelihood and economic development opportunities in...
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Veterinarian (40125)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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English Language Adviser (40030)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Horticultural Management Adviser (3366)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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Quantity Surveyor Adviser (3474)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Small Business Adviser (40055)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser (40053)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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Communications and Technical Adviser, Papua New Guinea (40149)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adviser (40112)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Business Development Adviser (40065)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Administration Management Adviser (40100)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Timor-Leste Economic Development Long Term (2 years)

Support the implementation of management and administration systems within the Dili Institute of Technology Kampus Regional Enclave Oe-Cusse Ambeno (DITKREO). The volunteer will work with staff at DITKREO to review and update existing office...
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Analytical Chemist (40159)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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Veterinarian (40138)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Samoa Economic Development Long Term (One-year)

Support the Animal Protection Society (APS) to provide quality companion animal veterinary services and animal welfare education in Samoa. Building on the work of the previous VSA Veterinarian Adviser, the volunteer will work with...
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Brickmaking/Laying Educator (40177)

Closing 17 Jul 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 17 Jul 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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Mental Health Programme Adviser (40132)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Kiribati Health Long Term (One-year)

Assist the MoH Mental Health Service, Te Meeria, to improve the mental health and well-being of people in Kiribati through the provision of inpatient/outpatient and community-based services. Building on the work of the previous...
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Urban Landscaper (40130)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Nursing Practitioner Adviser (40124)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Administration Adviser (40071)

Closing 17 Jul 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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Special Education Adviser (40171)

Closing 17 Jul 2016

Samoa Health Long Term (1-year)

­Assist Loto Taumafai to support people with disabilities by improving the quality of early intervention services and their accessibility for families. In this role the volunteer will work closely with Loto Taumafai staff to...
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Office Management Adviser (40180)

Closing 17 Jul 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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